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LAist Interview: Liz Devin of the Andy Lecompte Salon on The Brazilian Blowout

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By Gareen Darakjian

Apparently, “smooth” is a way of life for Brazilians as evidenced by their two most significant contributions to the aesthetics industry. Unlike its more painful counterpart, the Brazilian Blowout, developed by celebrity stylist and native Sao Paoloan Mauricio Ribeiro, is a virtually painless chemical straightening and de-frizzing process that actually improves the condition of your hair. The single application treatment offers an alternative to more caustic and inconvenient hair straightening such as the Japanese Yuko System or Bio Ionic. The celebrity endorsement isn’t so bad either. When Nicole Richie wrote about her amazing results on her personal website, the blogosphere listened and booked a trip to Brazil. Ashley Tisdale and Rachel Griffiths - who used the treatment to repair an unfortunate flatiron fiasco - both boast the restorative properties of the Brazilian Blowout.

As LAist’s resident guinea pigs, we sacrificed our precious locks for the sake of journalism and were pleasantly surprised - shocked, even. Hours of heat styling and upper arm aerobics would be a thing of the past. Heck, we wouldn’t even need a hairbrush! We spent the afternoon chatting with Liz Devin of the Andy Lecompte Salon in West Hollywood and, after 90 minutes (and a killer scalp massage by Blanca), became believers.