Anyone who's ever stepped outside on a hot, New York summer day, knows frizz is the enemy when it comes to our precious locks. With the humidity and temps rising, it’s time to prep your hair to ward off that dreaded, unruly texture. We’ve rounded up the best salon treatments in the city that’ll give your hair that smooth, sleek look you desire.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need formaldehyde to prevent frizzy hair. To prep for the season, pop into the famed Frederic Fekkai Salon for their 100 percent formaldehyde-free treatment, ideal for those with waves or curls. It helps keep your hair's pattern and shape, but allows for better formation of coils sans the frizz. If you do want to blow-dry your hair straight, this treatment will conveniently cut the time by half. Treatment starts at $450. 712 Fifth Ave., Fourth Fl., 212-753-9500
Created by the salon’s de-frizz specialist, Rudy Pena, this odorless and formaldehyde-free treatment incorporates argan oil, hydrolyzed keratin, and Julien Farel’s own de-frizz restore formula to tame your hair, and help you get a sleeker blowout and style every time (up to eight weeks to be exact). Since the formula is created in-house, Pena customizes it to your specific hair type and concerns—because even straight hair can get dry and frizzy. Treatment costs $300. Loews Regency Hotel, 540 Park Ave., 212-888-8988
You can recondition and strengthen your hair without compromising your strands' delicate bonds with this protein-rich Keratin formula that smooths and adds shine while straightening 70 percent of your curls. Not only does it eliminate frizz, but it also cuts down on future styling time. The treatment will last between two to three months, and your hair will grow out naturally with no visible root line. What’s more, you can choose from three different strengths depending on your hair texture and desired look: mild, medium, and strong. Treatment costs $350 with a junior stylist, or $750 with Paul Labrecque. 171 E. 65th St., 212-988-7816
Using a Lasio Keratin formula, this treatment fills your hair follicles with protein, as the stylist seals in the benefits with the help of a flatiron. Your newly smooth strands are meant to last for approximately three months with proper maintenance, made easy with complementary Lasio sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner given to customers at the end of their appointments. Treatment costs $575. 754 Fifth Ave., Ninth Fl., 212-872-2700
If you’re looking to completely smooth out your dry and coarse tresses, this treatment can be customized depending on your preferred result by minimizing the bubble of frizz to total curl reduction. However you decide to wear your hair, it’ll turn unruly frizz into soft strands from three to five months, thanks to a thermal-activated KeraShape Technology. Treatment costs between $400-$500. 108 E. 60th St., 212-400-8000
Featuring several tried-and-true Japanese straightening formulas, this option provides a longer-term solution for smoothing hair and hydrating the follicle. Using Milbon Liscio Permanent Straightening Treatment and Nano Amino Shampoo during the process, expert hair stylists will make sure your strands end up looking perfectly straight without the detection of frizz. Price determined upon consultation. The Plaza Hotel, 1 W. 58th St., Second Fl., 212-262-8899 Ext. 1