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NATURIA PROFESSIONAL After keratine

Posted on October 26, 2022 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (14)

NATURIA PROFESSIONAL

 

After keratine

 

 

 

How long before I can I wash my hair after the treatment ?

To get best results, we would recommend to wait 72 hours before shampooing.

What can I do if my hair get wet right after the treatment ?

If your hair get wet during a period of 3 days after the treatment, you should simply blow-dry your hair and flat iron on low heat as soon as you can.

 

Can I tie up my hair ?

We recommend to wait 72 hours to style hair.

 

Can I go to the swimming pool or the ocean ?

Yes but salt and chlorine will shorten the longevity of treatment results.

 

Should I use a specific shampoo after the treatment ?

You should use Naturia Professional sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners that are specially formulated to provide long lasting results.

 

How long will the results last?

Results may last depending on the person 3 to 6 months.

 

Can I repeat the treatment ?

The treatment can be repeated safely depending on the customer’s needs.

NATURIA PROFESSIONAL After keratine

Posted on October 26, 2022 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

NATURIA PROFESSIONAL

 

After keratine

 

 

 

How long before I can I wash my hair after the treatment ?

To get best results, we would recommend to wait 72 hours before shampooing.

What can I do if my hair get wet right after the treatment ?

If your hair get wet during a period of 3 days after the treatment, you should simply blow-dry your hair and flat iron on low heat as soon as you can.

 

Can I tie up my hair ?

We recommend to wait 72 hours to style hair.

 

Can I go to the swimming pool or the ocean ?

Yes but salt and chlorine will shorten the longevity of treatment results.

 

Should I use a specific shampoo after the treatment ?

You should use Naturia Professional sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners that are specially formulated to provide long lasting results.

 

How long will the results last?

Results may last depending on the person 3 to 6 months.

 

Can I repeat the treatment ?

The treatment can be repeated safely depending on the customer’s needs.

Naturia Hair Professional eXtra Violette Therapeutic + Vegan Grade smoothing

Posted on October 26, 2022 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 


 

October 26 2022

 

!Naturia Hair Professional eXtra Violette Therapeutic + Vegan Grade smoothing

 

it's a hair treatment or Botox for best repair + smoothing hair.

 

Naturia Botox Extra Violette(TM) uses all natural, organic ingredients to make your clients' hair smooth, shiny and gorgeous with a new combination of ingredients including Aloe Vera, Violet Odorata and Lavender flower extracts, green tea, jojoba oil and more!

 

NO GMO's

 

Promote Hair Growth

 

ZERO (NO) Formaldehyde

 

F.A.Q

 

How long before I can I wash my hair after the treatment ?

 

https://naturia.com/f-a-q/

 

Hair Growth Ingredients:

 

Ylang Ylang Therapeutic Grade Oil, Cedarwood Therapeutic Grade Oil, Lavender Therapeutic Grade Oil, Rose Geranium Therapeutic Grade Oil.

cov19 update phase 1

Posted on June 8, 2020 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (1621)

Hair Holistic Safety Precautions in Effect During the Pandemic

 

 As things start to open slowly, Hair Holistic has put in place preventative measures and precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, HAIR HOLISTIC can not guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the hair salon could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

We are following all of the state/province guidelines for safety and sanitation.

In preparation, I would like to schedule a phone, text or virtual tele-beauty (recorded) consultation so we can discuss, agree and secure the appropriate amount of time for your visit.

You voluntary agree to release personal & health information Discuss and fully accept salon safety protocols and procedures prior visit .

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO MINIMIZED SPREAD

HAIR HOLISTIC has taken steps to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus within the salon and we have posted our efforts on our website and in the salon. Please let me know if you have questions about these efforts.

 If You or I Are Sick

You understand that I am committed to keeping you, me, [my staff] and all of our families safe from the spread of this virus. If you show up for an appointment and I [or my office staff] believe that you have a fever or other symptoms, or believe you have been exposed, I will have to require you to leave the salon immediately._______

 If I [or my staff] test positive for the coronavirus, I will notify you so that you can take appropriate precautions.

 Your Confidentiality in the Case of Infection

If you have tested positive for the coronavirus, I may be required to notify local health authorities that you have been in the office. If I have to report this, I will only provide the minimum information necessary for their data collection and i will provide necessary details of your visit .  By signing this form, you are agreeing that I may do so without an additional signed release________

 


 

PHASE 1 -RE OPENING

 

opening with very limited hours, small staff.

additional time between appointments for more thorough cleaning and sanitation, no blow drying hair

*Employees and guests will receive a temperature check prior to entering premises

*enforce 6 feet social distancing

*we will take one client at the time

*Additional guests shouldn't come to the appointment, only those needing services.

*All clients will be required to wear a mask or face shield at all times while in the salon premises, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have difficulties using the mask during the service ,you can buy a face shields available by request. Initial ________

*Clients off limit salon areas like Retail, Coffee bar, Sofa, sink ,front desk

-You can wait in your car for more comfort

-apply and go for henna services

-color kit to go ,if you are not ready to visit us

*No magazines or books available

* please help us to sanitized the areas you use and touch (Like door handles ,bathroom faucet, toilet flush, chair cover )with the spray sanitizer we provided you in your kit .

As a part of finding an efficient and productive sanitation procedure, HAIR HOLISTIC will provide a disposable safety salon kit.

This Disposable supplies are for each client and all salon services and it will be in place for the safety and security of all.

We are working hard to give you the new disposable measures at a reasonable disposable fee, so you can continue having your essential hair services with a peaceful mind that you will be safe in our salon .

-The disposable kit will include but it not be limited and it will depend on availability, demand, supplier price, etc : shoe cover, disposable gown, 1 cape, 1fiber towel, towel, bowl, blue face mask, small hand sanitizer spray ,chair and sink cover, plastic cap, comb, clips, gloves ,toilet cover ,. -Disposables are available regular plastic $20 _______ and eco friendly biodegradable version $24______

-If the disposable fiber towel is not enough you can buy extra ones or a choice of micro fiber or cotton towel ______

 

*HAIR HOLISTIC WILL AVOID THE USE OF THE BLOW DRY TO AVOID THE AIR FORCE TO SPREAD VIRUS or FLUIDS _________

 

RETAIL

*CURB DELIVERY ONLY

*ORDER BY PHONE,EMAIL,SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Payment

*contactless PAYMENT PREFERRED :

VENMO 561-372-5354 IBANAV

PAYPAL [email protected]

Apple Pay

Apple Cash

 

PHASE 2

open with more staff, move from one shift per day to two shifts per day, same sanitation protocols as phase 1.

Same client requirements as phase 1

PHASE 3

Relaxation of some of the sanitation protocols based on public health data assessment and experiences of other businesses, may include less time between services, reopen all spa services but no locker room use or related amenities

PHASE 4

A further relaxation of sanitation protocols and other policies enacted during phases 1, 2 and 3.

This will be the operative phase until a vaccine is developed for COVID-19.

Higher safety protocols than before the coronavirus pandemic will still be

 

cov19 Boca Raton None Essential Business Closed

Posted on March 24, 2020 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (643)

Effective 12:01am Wednesday, March 25, 2020, until further notice, the City of Boca Raton is directing the closures of all nonessential retail and commercial establishments. 

 

In the last week, both Miami-Dade and Broward counties ordered restrictions on nonessential business. The City recognizes the COVID-19 public health emergency is not limited to one county or municipality.

 

The City has issued this emergency order to save lives and prevent the long-term devastating impacts on our residents, businesses and visitors.

Do your part. Slow the spread. Stay home.


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CURBSIDE DELIVERY

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (893)

To continue to serve you during these times, we would like to offer curbside delivery of our products 





Holistic Wellness -A Word from Our Formulators

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (400)

 

To continue to serve you during these times, we would like you to know we won't be shutting down our lab as the products we sell which now includes liquid hand and bath soaps are qualified as life sustaining. As far as we know, distributors such as yourself, fall into this category as well.

 

We have adopted stringent disinfecting procedures for all arriving boxes, contents of every box, product handling and filling which now includes disinfecting all filled bottles and jars, packing materials and boxes before products are shipped.

 

According to the New England Journal of Medicine COVID19's stability is as follows:

3 HOURS IN AIR

4 HOURS ON COPPER SURFACES

24 HOURS ON CARDBOARD

2-3 DAYS ON PLASTIC AND STAINLESS STEEL.

 

With that in mind, since we don't know if the virus has been exposed to boxes once they leave our lab, we strongly encourage you to handle the boxes with gloves, wear a mask and allow the boxes to remain unopened for a period of a minimum of 4 days to be safe. Basically the same attitude and precautions as the health professionals are stating which is to assume you and everyone else has the virus and protect yourself and others accordingly. We also strongly encourage to pass this info along to your clients.

 

Stay well and good luck through these trying times.

 





cov19 disposable

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (275)

HAIR HOLISTIC COVID-19 UPDATE

 

We are closely monitoring the current situation with COVID-19 (the coronavirus) and are committed to taking appropriate steps to navigate this challenging time.

 

Please know that cleanliness and sanitization have always been a big part of running a great hair salon, and we already follow strict guidelines from local health departments. However, due to the current situation, we are increasing and adding to our current supply of cleaning and sanitizing materials to ensure our stylists can clean and disinfect the salon even more thoroughly throughout the course of the day.

 

We are working in a service-salon protocole and adding disposable

Capes,Towels .

We are evaluating cost and availability.


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COV19 SALON PROTOCOL

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (436)

Corona virus Temporarily client protocol 

 

In efforts to continue open our doors as long this virus outbreak allow it , we are adapting a few steps to reduce the exposure .

 

“social distancing.”

The idea here is that now that this virus is out in the community and we have no medical way to prevent its spread, it’s up to us to keep far enough away from other people that we decrease the odds that we’ll get sick.And remember, because many people can be contagious despite having no or mild symptoms, “social distancing” doesn’t just mean avoiding people who cough—it means staying a safe distance away from other people.

 

CDC recommended :6 feet distant

 

As a temporarily measures :

 

Please consider rescheduling if:

 

-feel sick with in 2 weeks

-traveled yourself or any relative had traveled within 2 weeks .

 

-We love kids but please leave them home .

- Seriously consider it if you have any pre existing conditions .

WHAT TO EXPECT 

-please bring hand sanitizer , we are doing our best but it’s very hard to get it ,our supply it’s getting low .

 

- bring older clothes just in case our disposable capes are generic fit .

 

-Expect a call from us

 

- Before arriving to your appointment Call or text , we will be preparing the space to have your service .

 

-please wait in your car till we respond we are ready to star service .

 

-as soon you coming please wash your hands .

 

- highly suggest while you are processing , politely to wait in your car to avoid gathering in a closed space .We will try to reduce crow as posible.

 

-let us know any other suggestions to be consider

 

Thanks



 

 

ORGANIC COLOR SYSTEM PERM

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (551)

Organic Curl Systems is a revolutionary product, which is free from ammonia and thioglycolates. Enriched with plant amino acids, it works around the natural pH level of the hair, which is left undamaged by the process. The key trend in today’s perms is soft curls, full of volume and movement which is exactly what Organic Curl Systems accomplishes. It is a revolutionary perming, relaxing, and straightening product which contains Cysteamin HCL, an ingredient far gentler than chemical based perms. The neutraliser system contains plant amino acids, which soothe and condition the scalp. The hair is left with a natural feel and shine.

 

Organic Curl Systems works between pH 4.5 and 6.5, depending on how much activator is added and leaves the hair at its natural pH level, so it is undamaged by the perming process. Organic Curl Systems is suitable for all hair types, even damaged hair.

 

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The neutralizer is rich in wheat and soy protein, which are natural hair conditioners and moisturizers. This  increases protein levels and strengthens the hair.

 

  • No Ammonia
  • No Thioglycolates
  • Certified Organic Extracts
  • Superb Curl Retention
  • Natural Healthy Bounce
  • Can Relax & Straighten Too


INGREDIENTS

 

•Cysteamine HCL

 

•Oleth-10

 

•PVP  ( HAIR HOLISTIC DO NOT RECOMEND PVP'S)

 

•Amodimethicone

 

•Cetrimonium Chloride

 

•Trideceth-12

 

•Pentasodium Pentetate

 

•BHA

 



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ORGANIC COLOR SYSTEM PERM

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (551)

Organic Curl Systems is a revolutionary product, which is free from ammonia and thioglycolates. Enriched with plant amino acids, it works around the natural pH level of the hair, which is left undamaged by the process. The key trend in today’s perms is soft curls, full of volume and movement which is exactly what Organic Curl Systems accomplishes. It is a revolutionary perming, relaxing, and straightening product which contains Cysteamin HCL, an ingredient far gentler than chemical based perms. The neutraliser system contains plant amino acids, which soothe and condition the scalp. The hair is left with a natural feel and shine.

 

Organic Curl Systems works between pH 4.5 and 6.5, depending on how much activator is added and leaves the hair at its natural pH level, so it is undamaged by the perming process. Organic Curl Systems is suitable for all hair types, even damaged hair.

 

http://www.organiccolorsystems.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/organic-curl-systems-perm-full-line.jpg

The neutralizer is rich in wheat and soy protein, which are natural hair conditioners and moisturizers. This  increases protein levels and strengthens the hair.

 

  • No Ammonia
  • No Thioglycolates
  • Certified Organic Extracts
  • Superb Curl Retention
  • Natural Healthy Bounce
  • Can Relax & Straighten Too


INGREDIENTS

 

•Cysteamine HCL

 

•Oleth-10

 

•PVP  ( HAIR HOLISTIC DO NOT RECOMEND PVP'S)

 

•Amodimethicone

 

•Cetrimonium Chloride

 

•Trideceth-12

 

•Pentasodium Pentetate

 

•BHA

 


CHEMICAL RELAXERS & STRAITHTENERS

Posted on December 21, 2008 at 2:12 AM Comments comments (817)

February 22, 2008

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Whether done professionally or in the privacy of your own home, chemical hair relaxing can magically alter the basic structure of naturally wavy or curly hair into a new straighter form.
It is important to note that the treatments known as Japanese hair straightening (Yuko, Liscio, etc.,) are not chemical relaxers. Instead they are known as chemical straighteners.
The difference between chemical hair straighteners and chemical hair relaxers (Phytospecific, Rusk, ) is that straigheners will result in stick straight strands and relaxers will soften and relax.
Chemical straighteners are must stronger than relaxers and can be very harsh and damaging. Depending on the hair type, texture, condition and prior chemical use, some hair should be chemically relaxed instead of straightened.

CURLY HAIR

Some hair consumers with naturally curly hair would never ever think of either chemically straightening or relaxing their hair. While they might temporarily straighten their hair with styling products, brushes, blow dryers and hot irons, some people with curly hair pride frown upon using chemicals to alter their natural ringlets.
This is not the case with all naturally curly blessed people. Some prefer to eliminate their natural texture with chemical relaxers because they are much less damaged than chemical straightening

RELAXERS

There are two types of relaxers which include:

Sodium hydroxideAmmonium thioglycolate
Sodium Hydroxide


Sodium hydroxide relaxers, which are considered to be caustic relaxers, are designed to soften and swell the hair's fibers. Hair experts consider sodium hydroxide to be more like a hair straightener than a relaxer.
As the solution penetrates into the cortex of the hair, the cross-bonds (sulfur and hydrogen) are broken. The action of the comb, the brush or the hands in smoothing the hair and distributing the chemical straightens the softened hair.
Manufacturers vary the sodium hydroxide content of the solution from 5% to 10% and the pH factor between 10 and 14.
In general, the more sodium hydroxide used and the higher the pH, the quicker the chemical reaction will take place on the hair, and the greater the danger will be of hair damage.
Because of the high alkaline content of sodium hydroxide, great care must be taken in its use.
Ammonium Thioglycolate
Ammonium thioglycolate is a chemical compound made up of ammonia and thioglycolate acid. It is the main active ingredient in both chemical hair relaxers and chemical perms.
Although ammonium thioglycolate which is also referred to as a "thio" is less drastic in its action than sodium hydroxide, it soften and relaxes overly curly hair in somewhat the same manner.


NEUTRALIZING

The neutralizer also is called a stabilizer or fixative. The neutralizer stops the action of any chemical relaxer that may accidentally remain in the hair after rinsing. Even with complete rinsing, it is possible that some relaxer may still be present.
The neutralizer for a thio type relaxer reforms the cysteine (sulfur) cross-bonds in their new position and re-hardens the hair.

Base Versus No Base Formulas

When using sodium hydroxide, there are two types of formulas, base and no base. The base formula is a petroleum cream that is designed to protect the client's skin and scalp during the sodium hydroxide chemical straightening process.
This protective base also is important during a chemical straightening touch-up. It's applied to protect hair that has been previously straightened, to prevent over-processing and hair breakage.
Petroleum cream has a lighter consistency than petroleum jelly and is formulated to melt at body temperature.
The melting process ensures complete protective coverage of the scalp and other areas with a thin, oily coating. This helps to prevent burning and/or irritation of the scalp and skim.
Previously treated hair should be protected with a heavy moisturizing cream conditioner during the straightening process.

No base relaxers are also available. These relaxers have the same chemical reaction on the hair, although usually the reaction is milder.
The procedure for the application of a "no base" relaxer is the same as for a regular relaxer except that the base cream is not applied. It is advisable to use a protective cream around the hairline and over the ears.

Chemical Hair Relaxing Steps

The neutralizer also is called a stabilizer or fixative. The neutralizer stops the action of any chemical relaxer that may accidentally remain in the hair after rinsing. Even with complete rinsing, it is possible that some relaxer may still be present.

1. A chemical relaxer is applied. The hair begins to soften so that the chemical can penetrate to loose and relax the natural curl.
2. As soon as the hair has been correctly process, the chemical relaxer is completely rinse out with warm water followed by a shampoo neutralizer or a prescribed shampoo with neutralizer.
3. Depending on the client's needs the conditioner may be part of a series of hair treatments, or it may be applied to the hair before or after the relaxing treatment.
Extremely curly hair that has been damaged from heat appliances or other chemicals must be re-conditioned before a relaxer service is performed.
Hair treated with lighteners or metallic dyes must not be given a chemical hair relaxer because it might cause excessive damage or breakage.

Recommended Strength Of Relaxer

The strength of the relaxer is determined by the strand test. The following guidelines can help in determining which strength relaxer to use for the test.

1. Fine, tinted, or lightened hair - Use mild relaxer.Relaxers to try: Radical AntiCurl
2. Normal, medium-textured virgin hair - Use regular relaxer.Relaxer to try: Radical AntiCurl #2
3. Coarse, virgin hair - use strong, super relaxer or for resistant strands.Relaxer to try: Radical AntiCurl - Resistant Formula #3

Rusk AntiCurl Relaxers do not contain sodium hydroxide. As a result it will not get hair stick straight. It will however relax it, defriz it and soften it.

The Rusk Anti-Curl will not get curly hair straight. However, what you need to use depends on what the hair texture is and what your desired results are. If the hair is only slightly wavy and you don't need to get the hair bone straight, then the Rusk would probably be ok.
If the hair has any kind of curl pattern or a frizz problem, any thermal reconditioning product would be a better solution. Provides exceptional "obedience training" for hair that frizzes uncontrollably in high humidity. Radical AntiCurl Formula 3 is specially formulated for coarse, resistant hair. It delivers the extra control required for altering the curl of these hair types and creates a perfect foundation.

Not recommended for use on hair that has been straighened previously with a relaxer. Not recommended for bleached or double-processed hair. For normal hair or hair that has been treated with semi/demi permanent haircolor, use Radical AntiCurl Formula 1. For high-lift tinted or highlighted hair, we recommend Radical AntiCurl Formula 2.
No animal testing. No animal derived ingredients.

By the way, the ingredients in the Rusk thioglycolate. There are formulas for virgin, colored, or highlighted hair and you just need to use the appropriate solution.

Most of the Japanese straighteners (i.e. thermal reconditioners are not meant to be used on Afro-American hair because they will not get the hair straight)

Regular relaxers usually don't last long and just damage the hair.
Scalp Examination
It is very important to always inspect the scalp carefully for any scratches, eruptions or abrasions before applying a chemical relaxer. To obtain a clearer view of the scalp, part the hair into 1/2" sections. Hair parting may be done with the index and middle fingers or with the handle of a rat-tail comb.
In either case, you must exercise great care not to scratch the scalp. Such scratches may become seriously infected or seriously aggravated by the chemicals in the relaxer.
Lye Versus No Lye Hair Relaxers

Relaxers containing no-lye are based upon calcium hydroxide. No-lye relaxers are popular with Caucasions but not work as well for African American textures or hair that is extremely curly or nappy.

Hair Relaxer Myths

Hair relaxers have cycled in popularity throughout the years. As their use has grown, hair myths have popped up.
Listed below are some of the most common myths and misinformation:
Curls Will Come Back Before Root Regrowth
Some people believe with Rusk or PhytoRelaxer that the curls eventually come back. Depending on who you talk to, if applied correctly, the relaxers will permanently block the return of curls, except with root regrowth.

The reason that the manufacturers warn against leaving the relaxer on for more than 20 minutes is to prevent less experienced hairdressers or consumers from overprocessing and burning hair.

There is a risk in testing long application beyond the recommended minutes in the instructions. If you decide to push the envelope, work with an experienced hairdresser who can apply the relaxer and then watch your hair closely as it processes to determine the perfect processing time for your hair. Hair relaxers can be used on any length of hair from super short to long.

Some people use spot relaxers to deal with stubborn cowlicks or whorls. They may also use spot relaxers on uneven growth patterns.
Hair relaxers can also be used on just the roots, just the ends or throughout the entire head of hair.
It works on hair of all races and is used by men and women. African American men often use "kits" as they call them to help them achieve softer strands that can be styled into 360 Wave styles as well as for braiding.
Hair relaxers work for hair that is combo meaning one part curly, one part wavy and one part straight. Depending on how long the relaxer is allowed to process the results will rank from stick straight to subtle waves with soft bend. In general it leaves healthy hair looking shiny and healthy.
Curls and natural texture always come back when the roots grow back.
Relaxer treatments can be applied to 100% human hair extensions. They can not be applied to synthetic extensions.
Depending on chemical relaxing preferences some people prefer Rusk, some Phyto, some Dark and Lovely and other prefer other product options.
Chemically relaxed hair can be easily altered to add back curls and waves or straightened even further through hot irons and rollers.
Hair that has been highlighted may or may not be able to handle a very mild relaxer like Rusk. This should only be attempted after a series of patch tests to make sure that hair will not break off.
It will relax hair enough to make waves more manageable in humid weather.

"Japanese style straightening" or "Thermal straightening"

Often referred to as "Japanese style straightening" or "Thermal straightening" because a flat iron is used and the hair is super heated as part of the process, the revolution is not so much in being able to get your hair straight but the amazing condition it leaves your hair in. Having seen this process done and checked out some of the results I'm definately impressed, something not so easily done as I've seen just about everything there is to see in the world of hair care.

Curly, wavy or frizzy hair is left looking healthy and your hair stays smooth and needs little or no blow-drying. Of course, like with anything the actual results you get are still about the skill of the person performing the straightening.

Who can have it?

Almost anyone with curly, wavy or frizzy hair who wants it straight (but Afro hair is too strong a curl for this type of product at the moment but I have been told that they are working on a formula for this hair type too).
Even if your hair has previously been coloured, highlighted, bleached or permed it is still possible as long as the condition is good. If you are not sure as to what constitutes good then make sure the hairdresser does a strand test first.

Who can't have it?

Those of you with afro hair as mentioned or extremely curly hair which you cannot garanteed to get perfectly straight.

Japanese style straighteners can't be used over the top of previous straighteners that are sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide based or chemical relaxers.
In general you are not going to know whether your last straightener was of this type but if you can remember back to having it done a tell tale sign is if your hair was shampooed twice at the time. Basically sodium hydroxide straighteners require you to shampoo your hair and then have a lotion applied then have it shampooed again. They are also often referred to as 'lye' straighteners.
A test strand should be performed prior to trying this so that the hairdresser can see how your hair will respond. If they turn around and say it won't work for you or the condition of your hair is not up to it, then it's best to believe them!

What does it involve?

3 to 5 hours of your time! To see whether it is worth spending this long in a salon, ask yourself how long it takes you to blow-dry your hair straight and do the maths.
$AU200 to $AU800!! Yes, it is expensive mainly because of the labour involved. Shop around for best prices and make sure what is included in the price you are quoted, sometimes there are add ons that should be included i.e. a treatment or the cut. Some salons offer all the home care products and a follow up blowdry free as part of the initial cost, so shop around.
The process involves the initial use of a lotion applied to your shampooed and treated hair, followed by hours of perfect flat ironing with special, very hot irons and finally a naturalising stage where your hair is rinsed or air oxidation as mentioned. I've never been a fan of the smell of straighteners but these have little or no smell to speak of.

Things to consider.

If you colour your hair you will experience a small degree of fade.
You can't shampoo your hair for 48 to 72 hours and should avoid any humidity i.e. steamy showers or exercise.
If once you have straight hair and you hate it, you can perm after 7 to 14 days to make it curly again (but permed hair is not the same as naturally curly hair).

Maintenance.

You must follow the after-care advice and use recommended products to maintain the condition of your hair.
If you have very curly hair, your new growth will need to be done quite frequently (every 4 months) and you should budget for this cost (generally less than initial charge). If your hair is only a little wavy you can go between applications for far greater lengths of time.