Though it makes your hair look great, you can't always stand in front of a jet turbine just after getting out of bed. Get styled with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for a haircut, blow-dry style, and deep-conditioning treatment ($75 value)
- $39 for a haircut, blow-dry style, and partial foil highlights ($80 value)
Hair Conditioner: Ticket to a Molecular Makeover
Your hair’s sure to feel silkier once your stylist conditions it—learn why with Groupon’s close-up look at conditioner.
Although human hair may look smooth, each strand's outer layer—the cuticle—is actually quite rough. Under dry conditions, the tiny scales that cover its surface become raised and brittle, causing hairs to tangle and lose their shine. Conditioner aims to correct this problem by bonding a particular class of molecules, called cationic surfactants, to the cuticle. This is possible because keratin, the protein that makes up most of the hair shaft, bristles with negative ions, which attract the positively charged surfactants, coating each thread in a thin film that weighs it down and reduces frizz. (The negative charge of keratin is also what causes static whenever positive ions are stripped from the hair—the static that makes it possible to stick a balloon to the wall or to power a miner's headlamp.)
The other ingredients in conditioner don't always need ions to do their jobs well. Humectants suck in water from the surrounding air, thereby moisturizing the hair, and oils simply penetrate the cuticle. Glossers coat the hair with light-reflecting polymers, increasing shine, whereas other ingredients raise the acidity level of the conditioner, which helps protect the hair's protein structure.
If you've heard about a new trend in hairstyling, chances are it's a specialty at Beau Studio. Owner Sarah Edwards-Deko and her team of stylists stay up-to-date on the latest looks, from ombre highlights to angular bobs. And because Beau Studio is a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, clients can trust each stylist to only use top-notch, cruelty-free products when keeping tresses looking their best.
“She was so great - waited for me when I was a bit late, and then I had a trim that was way better than I've had anywhere else here. Will def go back!”
“I went and got a cut, deep conditioning, style & blow dry by Rosalie and it was fantastic! Rosalie and the owner Sarah are very friendly and nice!! I love my cut and...”
“I went and got a cut, deep conditioning, style & blow dry by Rosalie and it was fantastic! Rosalie and the owner Sarah are very friendly and nice!! I love my cut and will be scheduling my next appt at Beau with Rosalie!”
“Great job! They did exactly what I asked for!”