$99 for a Brazilian Blowout at Headlines in Hamden ($350 Value)

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In a Nutshell

A protein solution, blow-dry, and flatiron regimen leaves hair smoother, shinier, and easier to manage

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Expires May 29th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Appointment required. New clients only. Extra $25 and up fee for extra long or thick hair may apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$99 for a Brazilian Blowout ($350 Value)

During the two- to three-hour Brazilian blowout treatment, a stylist combs Brazilian Blowout Original solution into hair from root to tip, which coats each strand in proteins that protect and flatten the cuticle. A blow-dry and flatiron straightens hair even further, leaving clients' hair shiny and soft. The blowout's smooth results can last for up to three months with proper care and the use of sulfate-free shampoo.

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.

Headlines

Although the stylists at Headlines are whiz kids when it comes to traditional salon services and product lines by Goldwell, Wella, and Schwarzkopf, they do more than just manipulate existing hairdos—they also help clients regrow thinning strands with their signature laser hair-therapy sessions. The sessions use low-level-laser energy to noninvasively energize strands, which causes them to sprout like sunflowers in a tanning bed full of Miracle-Gro. After 6–12 months of weekly treatments, men and women can sport a fuller-looking head of hair.

Upkeep essentials, such as electric toothbrushes and laser hair removal