Posts from the ‘Silkology’ Category


Anyone and Everyone: salons, groomers, individuals can sign up to donate hair and fur clippins and nylons for our Oil Spill Booms. Our Excess Access program sign up is free, fast and helps us to coordinate the masses of donations.


Thousands of pounds of hair and nylons are coming in by UPS and FED EX from every State in the US and from Canada, Brazil, France, UK… Booms are being made all along the Gulf Coast near beaches and marshes. What a community feeling! We all get it. We shampoo because hair collects oil! More Info

Here we look at fibers (hair, wool, fur, feathers…). Thousands of salons mail us hair clippings, swept up off their floors, and the fibers are stuffed into booms or woven into hair mats. We all know about shampooing our oily hair, but it took Phill McCrory, a stylist from Alabama, to realize that hair was also an efficient and abundant material for collecting and containing petroleum spills.

For how you can get involved please visit Matter of Trust

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Shiva Laboratory Salon Exclusive Products Are Committed to Healthy Hair, Healthy Scalp, and Healthy Environment.

In the last few years, Shiva Laboratory and 21st Century Research Laboratory have taken the lead in revolutionizing and re-energizing professional hair care by creating Shiva, Clio, and Silkology product lines.

The Clio product lines (Clio and Clio Silky), address excessively curly hair with coarse texture. Silkology is for all hair textures, and Shiva products are for medium-to-fine textured hair.

These products are only available to individual salons. They are produced by harnessing new ingredients and new manufacturing technology exceeding the current health-conscious standards of the hair care industry.

Dr. Frank Tavakoli has undertaken a revolutionary approach by using ultra-purified water in all of the products. This approach alone helps Shiva, Clio, and Silkology products to be produced with fewer preservatives and other harmful additives.

Dr. Tavakoli uses a special cold manufacturing process, so the potency of vitamins, antioxidants, and botanicals remain intact versus the traditional manufacturing approach of heating the products. This is a win-win approach for hairstylists and consumers – fewer preservatives, all-natural ingredients, much greater potency.

Dr. Tavakoli started in the beauty business by opening one salon and turning it into the largest collection of salons in Texas. During his years as a salon owner, he became greatly concerned about hairstylists and their long-term exposure to chemicals in their work.  Concerned that this exposure could leave hairstylists at greater risk of getting cancer or having other chronic health problems, he began creating hair care products using as many botanicals and natural ingredients and as few chemicals as possible.  His goal was to create products that are good for hairstylists, good for consumers, and good for the environment.

Shiva and 21st Century Laboratory are committed to a healthy hair and healthy scalp approach. Most professional and consumer product lines focus on improving the appearance of hair, regardless of the residue most shampoos and conditioners leave on the scalp.

“What coats your hair will coat your scalp,” according to Dr. Tavakoli. “If you have weak follicles, then that becomes an additional factor for hair loss. None of our shampoos and conditioners will ever coat the scalp.”

As someone said so succinctly, “What Apple, and Google are doing in computer world, Shiva and 21st Century Laboratory are doing in hair care world.”

Contact: Dr. Frank Tavakoli 713-532-1111

Shiva Laboratory and Silkology is Proud to Sponsor Miss Teen Houston

Amanda Defoor of Houston, Texas took the teen pageant circuit by surprise. With literally no experience in pageantry, Miss Defoor dazzled the judges with her wit, humor and natural beauty and won the coveted Miss Teen Houston.
With this win under her sash.. she will be traveling to Orlando, FL for her next competition Wednesday Dec 10-13th. Miss Defoor will represent Houston in the The Nationals Cities of America Pageant

Shiva Laboratory and Silkology Hair Care is proud to sponsor Amanda Defoor and wishes her the best of luck.

There is a Thief in Your Salon

You’ve worked hard to build your business. All of your time, energy and resources carefully invested to create a comfortable atmosphere with professional stylists, intuitive product education, strong vendor relationships, well stocked retail areas and excellent customer service.

Your clients love your styling skills, your ambiance, respect your opinion, appreciate your knowledge and openly accept your product recommendations. In fact, many of your clients often buy the products you recommend ….at least once.

Tracking your clients recurring purchases is a complicated undertaking and most salons simply don’t have the means to easily quantify this information. If they did, salon owners and stylists would be quite alarmed at the lack of repeat client purchases and the real truth behind the underlying cause.

Pay attention, there is a thief in your salon stealing your hard earned dollars, and its name is diversion. In simple terms, diversion occurs when a manufacturer positions themselves as a salon friendly product, but behind the scenes diverts or sells products to anyone willing to pay the price.

If your client can buy the same products you sell at a discount store for a lower price, why would they ever buy from you again? The answer is they won’t! If you want to put more money in your pocket and ensure that your customers remain your customers, stop supporting products that are sold beyond the salon.

21st Century Labs
products are 100% diversion free. That means every product we manufacture is produced exclusively for the professional salon. You won’t find our products at a lower price on the shelves of Ulta, Walmart, Target, or Sally’s. We work for you, and your success, that is why we only sell to professional salons; period.

If you’d like to make more money and keep your customers repeat retail business we would love to show you how easy it is with our salon professional products. Give us 5 minutes of your time and we will show you how we can improve your bottom line.

As you begin your career as a stylist, product sales will become a large part of your financial success.

As you select the products that you will use and promote to your clients, here are a few tips you can use to select wisely.

Are the product ingredients organic and natural?

Are the products cruelty free? (Not tested on animals)

Does the product manufacturer offer promotional incentives?

Are the products available in Ulta, Walgreen’s, Target and Wal-Mart?

Are you required to purchase the entire product line or can you pick and choose your favorites?

Do they formulate the products with water that has a 5 step purification process?

Will the products tailor fit your clients hair care needs?

Is the product manufacturer environmentally conscience and responsible?

Do they use one-layer packaging created from recycled plastic?

Does the product contain sunscreen?

Do the products contain hair damaging preservatives?

Do the products contain waxes and fillers?

Are the products sold exclusively in salons ONLY?

All of these questions are relevant to your success. Providing the highest quality hair care products for your clients’ improves results, adds credibility and increases sales. When you choose your salons hair care line, choose products that are exclusively available at professional salons. Why educate and introduce your valuable customers to great products only to have them bypass your salon and purchase them directly from other mainstream sources like Walmart, Ulta and Target.

Utilizing salon exclusive products keeps your customers coming back to your salon, builds stronger relationships and helps reduce salon attrition.

The most successful salon professionals integrate personal styling, product education and product sales.

Frank Tavakoli Shiva 21 Century Laboratory

Power UP! As You Shampoo!

Power up as you shampoo! Silkology Infusion Shampoo is loaded with a mega mix of nutrients to get out-of-shape or chemically treated hair physically fit. Formulated with extracts of peach, ginseng and wheat protein, our gentle cleansing formula moisturizes and conditions without weighing hair down. Organically-grown botanicals repair and thicken every strand, leaving hair silky and shiny. Protects hair from heat and solar damage.
Silkology Infusion Shampoo is sulfate-free and won’t fade or interfere with colored or chemically-treated hair. Flex your newfound strength. Flaunt the shine and body. You’ve worked hard to look this good (well not really, but we won’t tell!)
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