My name is Ruxandra Vasilescu. Family and friends call me Andra, which I expect and prefer; but in my professional career, people also know me as Sandra. I am a licensed hairdresser with twenty years of experience and several professional certifications. Repairing damaged hair and reducing frizz is a personal quest, and learning how to paint highlights reinvented my career. Now, I concentrate on hair smoothing treatments and balayage.
On Balayage: Less is more
In 2008, I decided to specialize in hair coloring and balayage, also known as hair painting.
I found that painting hair replicates natural highlights more accurately than a traditional highlighting/foiling application. Balayage grows out beautifully, allows longer time between appointments, looks better, and once clients are introduced to it, 99% will stick to it. I am all for low-maintenance/high-impact highlights.
On Cezanne: A Holy Grail
Frizzy, weak hair that breaks off as soon at it reaches shoulder length is a common issue. Thus, hair smoothing is essential at repairing and strengthening. After testing several keratin treatments on myself and others, in 2014, I discovered Cezanne keratin treatment. As a curly hair girl with complex texture issues, Cezanne was a godsend solution.
A smoothing treatment, rather than a straightening system, it addresses all my hair problems without making it too limp or too straight.