Special Hair Treatments Offered at Pillars Salon

Attention Clients:

Please inform your stylist if you’re interested in booking an appointment to receive any of these treatments, as extra time is required. 

Joico Defy Damage:

This System can be added onto any lightening or colouring service, or can be used as a “stand alone” treatment. The system helps to rebuild the hair molecules as well as to maintain the integrity of the hair while lightening/bleaching. 

Defy Damage is great if you never wanted to highlight your hair due to “damage” or if you are dark wanting to go blonde, or if you just want to spoil your hair with a little love! We do so many things to our hair…it’s time we give back a little!


$20+ When added to any lightening/colouring service

$50+ As a “stand alone” treatment 

How it works during lightening services:

Step 1: A Bond building liquid will be sprayed throughout your hair. This liquid protects the bond of your hair and optimizes your colour by balancing the porosity of your hair.

Step 2: At the sink, once the lightener or colour is rinsed out, a solution is applied and combed through the hair. This tightens, smooths, and closes the cuticle. The hair instantly feels soft and manageable.  

Step 3: This is optional. We have the defy damage at home system available for purchase. This helps to maintain healthy hair!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is bond building?

Our hair has 3 types of bonds: Disulfide, salt and hydrogen. Joico Defy Damage ProSeries harness the power of three proven hair heroes, along with smart release technology to protect and strengthen these hair bonds before, during and after every colour and lightening service.

Does Defy Damage only PREVENT damage?

No, Defy Damage addresses existing damage as well as future damage.

How does Smart Release Technology work?

Liposomes are deposited onto the hair strands. Over time, each Smart Release Liposome bursts open to release Keratin, Arginine and Rosehip Oil.

Keratin and Arginine penetrate the hair to repair damage sites and strengthen the hair, while Rosehip Oil adds softness and shine to the cuticle layer. The result: instantly 50% less breakage, and a continuous release of healthy-hair ingredients makes hair softer and less prone to future damage.

Do the Defy Damage Shampoo and Conditioner help with colour longevity?

Yes, but for best results, we recommend using the Defy Damage Protective Shield in conjunction with the shampoo and conditioner.


Cezanne is a Keratin Smoothing Treatment. It helps to strengthen and repair dry, frizzy hair, leaving your hair smooth and shiny. The Cezanne treatment will also cut down blow drying time after the treatment has been completed.

There is both the full treatment (The Classic) and the Express treatment. The Express treatment gives you the same amazing results in less time and less cost. The Express does not last nearly as long, but is great before a trip to a humid country or to just try out the service before fully committing.

The Classic also has an amazing purple formula for blondes!! Same great results, yet you get beautifully toned blonde hair after the treatment is complete.

You will receive a free Cezanne shampoo and conditioner with both The Classic and The Express treatments. 


The Classic- $350+ Depending on hair density and length

The Express- $250+ Depending on hair density and length 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What kind of results can I expect from Cezanne?

Cezanne Classic Keratin Smoothing Treatment reduces frizz and delivers smoother, stronger, healthier, more manageable and exquisitely beautiful hair that lasts for months.

I have been using formaldehyde-based keratin smoothing treatments. Will they see similar results with Cezanne? 

Yes. Clients get very similar results to their previous formaldehyde treatments without the health risks. In some cases, frizz and curl reduction will be less than results achieved by the formaldehyde-based systems. 

What are the active ingredients? 

Cezanne’s proprietary formulation is a combination of ingredients including Sericin, a component of silk. In silk, Sericin acts as cement between fibrous filaments. It acts in a similar way when Cezanne is applied to the hair, bonding to natural keratin and cementing itself between strands of keratin proteins. It also contains keratin and gyoxyloylcarbocysteine. Unlike Carbocysteine systems you may be familiar with, Cezanne doesn’t have the unpleasant smell. Cezanne contains Glycolic Acid, which is a well-known exfoliant and moisturizer for the skin.

The treatment uses a revolutionary low pH system with a similar acidity to lemon juice to open the cuticle and infuse the cortex with a proprietary blend of Sericin, keratin, botanical extracts and vitamins, replacing lost and damaged protein mass. When heat is applied during the flat iron process, the cuticle is closed and the proprietary blend of healthy ingredients is locked into the hair, protecting and smoothing the hair from the inside out.

How long will Cezanne Classic Keratin Treatment last? 

The Classic Treatment will last 3-5 months on average. Similar to formaldehyde-based keratin smoothing treatments, the amount of time varies by hair type, texture and maintenance routine.

How long will Cezanne Express last?

The Express treatment will last up to 8 weeks. The amount of time varies by hair type, texture and maintenance. 

Does Cezanne give the same super straight results as a Japanese straightener or lye relaxer? 

No. While it reduces frizz and delivers smoother and more manageable hair, it is not a lye relaxer or Japanese straightener and will not deliver identical results.

Does The Express Treatment give the same visual results as The Classic Treatment? 

Yes. It will reduce frizz and deliver smoother and more manageable hair similar to The Classic Treatment, but it will not last as long.

How soon can I wash my hair, work out and wear ponytails or clips?

Unlike most smoothing treatments, you can wash your hair, work out, wear ponytails or clips and use styling products immediately after getting a Cezanne treatment.

Can Cezanne Classic and Express be used on all hair types? 

Yes. Any hair type and texture—no matter how colored, bleached, highlighted or damaged—can receive Cezanne Classic Treatment. Cezanne can also be applied over other chemical treatments such as Japanese straighteners and relaxers.

Does Cezanne Classic and Express work on kinky-curly hair? 

Yes, it works great on natural/kinky-curly hair and can be applied directly over relaxed hair. For women who are natural or transitioning, it will reduce bulk, soften hair and define curl. Cezanne Express will reduce frizz and deliver smoother, more manageable results, but it will not be as effective or long lasting as the Cezanne Classic Keratin Smoothing Treatment.

Does Cezanne damage the hair with repeated use, like formaldehyde-based keratin treatments?

No. Cezanne makes hair stronger, healthier and improves texture with repeated use. 

Can Cezanne lift color? 

As with all keratin smoothing treatments, there is a potential to lift color because of the heat involved with the process. Whether or not any color is lifted and how much color is lifted is a function of the particular hair or color type and condition. If you have pink, blue, green, yellow or any other bright fashion colors, there may be a greater tendency for lift. You can eliminate the issues related to lifting color if you color after the treatment. 

How long does the service take?

The Classic can take between 2-3.5 hours, depending on hair type and length.

The Express can take between 1.5-2.5 hours depending on hair type and length.


KeraStraight is a keratin smoothing treatment system. It helps to strengthen and repair dry, frizzy hair, leaving your hair looking smooth and shiny.

You will receive a free KeraStraight shampoo and conditioner with your treatment.


$350+ Depending on hair density and length

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is KeraStraight a permanent straightener?

No, as KeraStraight KS Complex is based on the hairs and natural protein, Keratin, it will gradually fade out of the hair.

Can KeraStraight be applied on pre-treated or coloured hair?

Yes, KeraStraight can be applied to all hair types, including highlighted, bleached, coloured, and also hair with no history of chemical services (virgin hair).

When can I colour my hair if I want to have KeraStraight?

Hair can be highlighted 2 days (or more) before the service or coloured 2 days (or more) after. If you have both highlights and colour in your hair, then we suggest having your colour service 2 days (or more) after the KeraStraight treatment. 

How long does the KS Treatment keep the hair straightened, smoothed, and repaired?

The benefits of the KS Treatment last in the hair for a period of up to 4 months, depending on the hair type. On the hair that has had previous chemical services, the results are more dramatic and last longer. With hair types that are natural with no chemical service history, the KS Treatment results are better and last longer after subsequent treatments. 

How long does the service process take?

Usually between 2-4 hours, depending on hair type and length.

When can I shampoo my hair after the KS Treatment?

Once the service is complete, you can shampoo and treat your hair as normal on the same day. 

When am I able to have the KS Treatment again after the first application?

KeraStraight should last between 2 and 4 months, but can be re-applied after 30 days.

What after care is recommended to ensure best possible results are maintained?

KeraStraight recommends using only the KeraStraight Straight Maintain Shampoo and Conditioner. These products are Sodium Chloride and Sulphate-free and have been developed to maximize the longevity of the KS treatment.

Brazilian Split End Repairing System:

The Split End Mender is a protein enriched solution that fills the cracks and splits in the hair to hold the split ends together for 4-6 weeks. This treatment also leaves the hair silky with an overall healthier look.


$30+ As an “add-on” service to any cut or chemical service

$50+ As a “stand alone” treatment

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the difference between the Split End Repairing Treatment and a Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatment?

The Split End Repairing Treatment is a 20 minute “add-on” service that is only performed on the ends of the hair to instantly repair, mend and seal broken split ends for up to 5 weeks. The Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatment is a 90 minute service that smooths, eliminates frizz and improves the health of the hair from root to tips for up to 12 weeks. 

What is the Thermo-Marine Bonding System?

The Thermo-Marine Bonding System is a heat-activated, protein-enriched technology that instantly gathers and binds together broken and split ends while the Brazilian Super Nutrient Complex ™ smooths the cuticle. The end result is stronger, healthier ends, defended against damage caused by heat styling, hot tools and environmental stress. 

How does this service differ from at-home repair treatments?

Generally, at-home treatments provide a temporary conditioning and protective effect from wash to wash, whereas the Brazilian Blowout Split End Repairing Treatment instantly repairs broken, damaged ends, providing 4-6 weeks of healthier ends protected against further breakage caused by everyday styling and environmental stressors. 

Can the Split End Repairing Treatment be performed on colour-treated or highlighted hair?

Yes. In fact, it works best on chemically treated hair by filling in weak areas with nutrient rich proteins while sealing broken/split fibers. Please note that the Split End Repairing Treatment must be performed after receiving colour or chemical services for optimum results. 

How often can you receive the Split End Repairing Treatment?

You can receive the treatment as often as every 4 weeks. The treatment is formulated to improve the integrity of the hair so the condition of the ends will continue to improve with each treatment. 

What should I expect after I get this treatment done?

Healthier, stronger ends with less breakage and a noticeable improved texture.