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Japanese Straightening

Japanese Straightening, also known as thermal reconditioning, is a thio-based chemical procedure which uses heat to restructure the hair’s protein bond, enabling those with frizzy, curly, or wavy hair to experience permanently straight hair while at the same time preserving the health and improving the feel, texture, softness, & shine, leaving the hair completely manageable.
The YUKO Japanese Straightening / thermal reconditioning system is an innovative straightening system that permanently transforms curly, unruly, frizzy hair into soft, manageable, and silky with amazing luster and shine! This versatile system allows us to customize the amount of curl you would like to control. You can have it pin straight or we can maintain just the right amount of curl or wave, while eliminating the bulkiness and frizz.

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Yuko Hair Straightening

The Yuko Straightening system been specially formulated in several different strengths to give us the ability to customize your results. This allows our stylists to perform this service utilizing several different techniques to achieve the texture that you most desire. Our stylists can custom tailor the treatment to your specific hair type and needs. 

In-person Consultations are required for this service for accurate price quotes.

I have frizzy hair. Will it help to control that?

Yes, with the YUKO system your hair will be permanently frizz-free and have incredible shine as well.


How is it different from a Brazilian Blowout or a Keratin Treatment?

One of the primary differences is that keratin are temporary, coating the hair to make it less frizzy and more smooth whereas thermal reconditioning is a chemical process that penetrates into the bonds of the hair, permanently changing the structure to make it straight. The keratin does not limit your color or highlight options. The thermal reconditioning does limit your color and highlight options. 

How long will the YUKO Thermal Reconditioning last?

Once the hair has been thermally reconditioned, it will remain relaxed or straight until it grows out and/or is cut off. Root touch-ups generally need to be done between 4-8 months, sometimes longer.

Will it damage my hair?

First, it is imperative that you have a certified, knowledgeable and experienced technician performing the service. We only allow our YUKO stylists to perform this service. Second, having a superior product is very important. YUKO is the best product available in the world for Japanese Straightening. We do require a consultation prior to the service as clients to review expectations and hair goals. We may also recommend a a deep conditioning treatment prior to your service to insure optimum results. Follow up conditioning treatments are highly recommended for all thermal reconditioning clients to maintain the general health and luster of their hair.


I am African American. Can I do a Japanese over my hair that has had a relaxer?

The Japanese Straightening system is excellent for African American or any other ethnic hair type. Our goal for you is to have hair that will be healthier, stronger, and have luster and shine like you have never seen before. If you currently have a sodium hydroxide relaxer on your hair you will require a special consultation to discuss details on how we will help you to get the optimum health back to your hair while converting from a relaxer to a smoothing treatment.

In our professional opinion, it all comes down to the science. Not only does this give you the confidence in knowing we can give you the best possible service, but we can also provide the best professional hair maintenance program for you as well.

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