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The System Professional EnergyCode Mapping Experience

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I am someone who really tries to elevate my natural beauty as best as possible. Starting with my skin years ago, I threw away all my foundation, and now I’m attempting the same with my hair. I have very long, thick hair and I go once every six months to get my hair trimmed. That’s a long time in-between cuts so I try to keep my hair as healthy as possible.

There has never been one perfect haircare line for all hair types. Mine has never been colored, is oily at the top and dry on the ends, very heavy and naturally very straight. I like shine, I like smooth movement and I like lift at the roots. This is probably different from your haircare needs. So why do we all buy the same product?

System Professional invited me to experience their scientific analysis which is a consultation to find a customized combination of products that are determined by your EnergyCode. The goal for System Professional is always the same: to restore the lipid balance and keratin in your hair to its best, healthiest, natural state. The products each of us needs to achieve that is going to be different. This realization was their breakthrough moment and why they developed, over many years, this approach to personalized haircare.

During the consultation, the specialist examines your hair from look and feel, down to the microscopic level using a special app and microscopic camera developed to examine your scalp, root and hair structure. They also ask a series of questions from how you treat your hair, to lifestyle and styling tools you use. This information all goes into their app and reveals the products and treatments you need to achieve your healthiest hair yet. My EnergyCode prescribed a hydrating shampoo, repairing conditioner and a reconstructive elixer.

Next they walk you through your transformation. The experience is wonderful and like nothing I’ve ever had before, from the amazing brush they use to massage your scalp and comb your hair while shampooing, to even performing some of the treatment outside the sink. My conditioner and elixer were applied and massaged into my hair at a chair sitting up, then later rinsed out.

One of my favorite elements of this bespoke approach to haircare is that you end up with your own signature scent. Each product has a similar floriental base note and complimentary top notes, resulting in a customized fragrance for your specific system.

After the treatment, the stylist did the most simple, low heat blowout using just a flat brush, which I was sure would make my hair look like a broom stick, but it didn’t! I absolutely LOVED the result. No styling products; no crazy tangled high heat round brush blow out; just beautiful, natural hair with great volume and movement. Exactly as I wished for. 

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Above, a small sampling of the products that are available for any system.

Below, samples of scents used to mix throughout the line, from florals to citrus notes and spices, that all make-up your own unique scent. 

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Below, while at the Lanserhof Tegernsee spa, I got to chat with sisters Poppy and Chloe Delevingne who are ambassadors for this new approach to haircare by System Professional. We all shared our unique EnergyCode and product diagnosis. What I really found amazing was that Poppy has been bleaching her hair blonde for years and her hair looked thick, voluminous and healthy! She said it was a disaster, brittle and broken, until she started using her System Professional. 

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Below, my consultation begins! First an interview on my haircare routine, then we look at the health of my hair from scalp, root to ends. The app then outputs my unique EnergyCode so my stylist can begin my treatment.

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Below, the experience with the stylist was unlike any other I’ve ever had. I LOVED the water hairbrush she used to massage my scalp and brush my hair during the shampooing. The next two steps were done sitting up in the stylist chair before a final rinse. 

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Above, the three System Professional products that suit my haircare needs. 

Below, the fastest, simplest blowout with the most natural, beautiful results! Meaning, I can easily recreate this at home and know with each in-salon treatment I’m restoring my hair. 

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You can now go in for your own consultation and receive your unique EnergyCode at luxury salons nationwide, which I highly encourage you to try! It was such a great experience learning about my hair and seeing the immediate results!

Here’s to happier, healthier, hair.  

For more information on System Professional salons please visit SystemProfessional.com

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Discovering the Power of Kérastase’s Aura Botanica in Morocco

Kerastase_Morocco__000 Traveling to Morocco is always a special treat. The coastal African country is rich in traditions of simple daily life with beautiful scents, inspiring riads, amazing tagines, the BEST mint tea and of course, exotic markets. But it’s also known for something else… something you can only find here deep in the dry forests of the Moroccan countryside: Argan Oil. It was this highly effective moisturizing oil that Kérastase sent us to discover for ourselves.

With my travel companions Samantha from California, Yoshiko from Japan, and Marie-Laure from France we landed together in Agadir and began our journey to the Argan forest along the rocky cliffside of the African coast. The farther we ventured from Agadir, the more mountainous and wild the landscape became until the goats were in the trees and acres and acres of Argan trees were all we could see.

We arrived to a co-op run by all women. It is here Kérastase has empowered these women to help them source and produce the highest quality Argan oil for the new Kérastase Aura Botanica haircare range. The process is anything but simple and is quite time consuming. First, women collect the fallen Argan nuts off the ground then leave them in piles to dry for months in the sun. The outer shell is then removed and hand sorted. The nuts move from each group of women to the next, generations mixed from young to old, and on joyous afternoons the women will chant traditional Moroccan songs while they work in harmony.

The next stage is the hardest, I would know because they made me try it! I ended up smashing my fingers more than cracking the hard shell of the Argan nut. With precision and centuries old technique, the women using a rock and a stone, smash the hard outer shell revealing a very delicate, white, almost almond-like nut in the core. Sorted again by hand, the best nuts make it to the pressing phase where the Argan oil that is so powerful for hair, skin and nails is extracted and filtered. This oil, from these photos below, are what make up the key natural ingredient of Kérastase’s Aura Botanica.

“The new Aura Botanica range is made for the woman who believes that responsibility is a must, performance a right and glowing, healthy hair is the essence of self-expression.” -Kérastase

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For Keeps-

Now that I’m on Instagram (frommetoyoujamie) I’ve been capturing all of summer’s fleeting little snapshots to share with the world but rather than having them lost in the digital vortex I want to actually hold these mobile polaroids of life…. 

Solution: the Polaroid Grey Label Instant Mobile Printer GL10

If you have a smart phone you can print directly from your phone, I printed my iPhone snaps from my computer and another bonus, you can print from your digital camera! Literally a digital Polaroid you can share with your friends, check a shot with an Art Director or make it your really cool business card… hmmm I just might do that.

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A through Z~

Vintage idea, modern day purchase. 

I’ve been lusting after this address file for over a year after deciding that I wanted to do as much away from the computer as possible which includes handwriting addresses and contact info! Now normally I would have found a vintage Rolodex to use but knowing me I would have fretted over each piece of paper since I could never get refills so I had to go new.

Lovely Design not only has the cutest blog with great design and DIY ideas but she makes these address files by hand, numbered on the bottom and uses only 100% randomly found recycled paper…. AND, you can order refills (*Phew). I’m so excited to finally own one I had to photo shoot with it, naturally! 

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE~ Doesn’t it just look happy?!



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