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What are the benefits of a Peter Coppola® a-Keratin Smoothing & Refinishing Treatment? 

  • Reverses signs of damage and promotes overall hair strength and vitality to provide a restorative boost and unparalleled protection for your hair 
  • Uses the highest quality ingredients, such as Keratin, vital ceramides and smoothing amino acids, combined with a low pH mechanism to soften and smooth coarse hair 
  • Drastically reduces frizz 
  • Is 100% free of formaldehyde and aldehydes and is safe for all hair types 
  • Volumizes and restores hairs’ youthful look and texture 

Is the treatment permanent? How long does treatment last? 

The Peter Coppola® a-Keratin Smoothing & Refinishing Treatment is not permanent. Results last for at least three months. The Peter Coppola® a-Keratin Express Treatment will last up to 6 weeks. 

*with proper processing & aftercare.

Will this treatment damage my hair? 

Absolutely not! The Peter Coppola® a-Keratin Smoothing Treatment is used to smooth and help promote healthy, strong hair. The secret is in the anti-aging properties! 

Does this treatment contain formaldehyde or aldehydes or produce dangerous fumes as other keratin treatments do? 

No, our treatment is completely free of formaldehyde and aldehydes and gives off no dangerous fumes. 

Is this treatment safe for all hair types? 

Absolutely! Peter Coppola® has designed an effective Keratin treatment that is safe for all hair types and textures. 

If your hair is severely damaged and lacks enough elasticity to withstand the heat and processing, your stylist may prescribe a Peter Coppola® Smoothing Hair Mask for use at home for a few weeks to get your hair back to optimal integrity before applying the in-salon treatment. 

Will my hair be straight after the treatment? 

Curls and waves will be gently loosened by the treatment. If a curly/wavy look is desired, simply tell your stylist and they will ensure the treatment is applied specifically to maintain your style. Straighter hair will be more easily accomplished when styling at home after the treatment. Frizz will also be drastically reduced ensuring smooth, silky, healthy results. 

Will I be stuck with stick straight hair? 

Absolutely not! The Peter Coppola® a-Keratin Smoothing Treatment is used to smooth and help promote healthy, strong hair. The secret is in the anti-aging properties! 


Will my hair lose its volume or be flat? 

No, with the Peter Coppola® a-Keratin Smoothing & Refinishing Treatment, you can leave the salon with a voluminous, curly or smooth look. The style decision is between you and your stylist. We provide the system, you decide the look!

Can I do a treatment if pregnant or breast-feeding?

The active ingredients in our products are common to everyday health and beauty aids; however, we recommend that you consult your physician before applying any in-salon treatment when in a more delicate condition such as being pregnant. 

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Can I do this treatment on my child, who has very curly hair? 

We do not recommend the treatment be performed on children 12 years and under. 

How long does it take to actually do the treatment? 

Processing times vary depending on hair type, length and thickness. 

Can I have this treatment done on a specific target area? 

Yes, the Peter Coppola® a-Keratin Smoothing Treatment is ideal for small sections or problem areas. 

Can you do the treatment on relaxed hair? What about highlighted hair? 

Yes to both! When performing the treatment on highlighted hair, the highlights may lighten. 

How long after a treatment must I wait before washing my hair? 

For best results it is recommended that you wash your hair 24 hours after your treatment. 

Use only Peter Coppola® Sulfate and Sodium Chloride Free formulas to protect your investment in your hair. Our shampoos and conditioners will extend the life of your in-salon treatment and maximize the benefits with every wash! 

What products do I use to maintain the treatment at home? 

Follow each treatment with Peter Coppola® products! Our a-Keratin & Legacy shampoos and conditioners are designed to maximize the results of and extend the life of your in salon treatment. 


a-Keratin Collection -Formulated with Natural Botanicals & Keratin to gently smooth and protect hair from future styling and environmental damage.

- Peter Coppola® a-Keratin Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner ( for thick and coarse textured hair )

- Peter Coppola® a-keratin Hydrating & Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner ( for fine, thinner hair textures )


Legacy Collection - Formulated with Keratin & Ceramides to reverse the signs of damage and aging, leaving your hair clean, healthy and frizz free.

- Peter Coppola® Legacy Total Repair Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner ( for thick, coarse or virgin hair )

- Peter Coppola® Legacy Color Control Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner ( for color treated hair )

- Peter Coppola® Legacy Blondest Color Command Shampoo and Conditioner with Azulene ( for blonde or silver hair )

What products do I use to finish and style after the treatment? 

Our Peter Coppola® a-Keratin & Legacy Collections each offer different styling and finishing products, all are formulated to make styling a breeze and add additional Keratin for healthier, frizz free hair! 

May I use a hair tie or clip in my hair after receiving the a-Keratin Smoothing and Refinishing Treatment?

Yes, you may safely secure your hair without the concern of banding or indenting the hair.

How long after a treatment must I wait to color my hair? 

Perform all color services 24 to 48 hours after the treatment is completed. Our treatment process may slightly lift, lighten and bring out previous highlights. 

Will the ocean or pool water affect my treatment results? 

No, however rinsing hair thoroughly with fresh water after exposure to salt water or chlorine is always recommended. 

PRO TIP* You can apply a Peter Coppola® hair mask to your hair prior to swimming for an extra layer of protection. Your hair will feel extra soft and moisturized after showering.