Without keratin treatments, people would be forced to hire cowboys to wrangle rebellious curls with ponytail lassos. Rein in wild tresses with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a GKhair Brazilian keratin straightening treatment at Glo (a $250 value).
In Glo’s elegant urban salon, experienced stylists reprogram frizzy, untamed hair with custom keratin straightening treatments. As clients discuss their desired look, stylists examine tresses to determine the appropriate strength of keratin product and check for early signs of Medusa metamorphosis. Stylists apply GKhair products to soon-to-be silky manes, infusing hair cuticles with rejuvenating proteins. The treatment restructures tresses and seals in natural oils and moisturizers, transforming chemically treated or naturally curly strands into soft, silken locks that are easier to style and less likely to scuff hat linings.
Boxy light fixtures dangle from exposed ceiling beams to complement the salon's modern aesthetic and illuminate clients at mirrored chrome styling stations. Exposed-brick walls, slate-gray floors, and towering ceilings invoke an upscale artist’s loft, and minimalist white seats in the waiting area and at the stations mimic furniture from a SPECTRE moon base.
Some hair-straightening products that claim to be formaldehyde-free include aldehyde compounds, which are similar to the carcinogen formaldehyde. Side effects may include nosebleeds, headaches, vomiting, and respiratory problems, among others. Learn more about the health risks here.
The salon is great; modern, open and bright, and the building has lots of character.Corinne W., Yelp, 6/24/11
726 9th Ave.
San Diego, California 92106