Haircut, Shampoo, Style, and Blow-Dry with Optional Partial Highlights at J. Charnay Salon Studio (55% Off)

Palm Desert

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  • $29 for a haircut, shampoo, style, and blow-dry ($65 value)
  • $59 for the above package with partial highlights ($130 value)

Hair Dryers: The Physics of Rapid Evaporation

The invention of the hair dryer has given hairstylists a powerful tool of the trade and the rest of us a quick way to dry soggy fireworks. Check out Groupon’s explanation of the science behind dry hair.

Given time, everything wet—even hair after a long shower—dries due to evaporation. When left to "air dry," hair slowly loses its moisture as the air scoops it up and converts it to water vapor. Hair dryers speed up the drying process by blowing hot air over the wet hair—a process that works wonders thanks to two key principles of evaporation:

  • Evaporation requires energy, and more energy—in this case, heat—helps break the bonds holding water molecules together more quickly; when those bonds are loose, the water changes states.
  • A pocket of air can only hold a certain amount of vapor before it becomes saturated. Thus, blowing air over the hair increases the amount of air that can potentially pick up the vapor.

All hair dryers consist of an electric fan and a heating element. As the fan pushes air down the barrel, it passes over the heat and emerges as hot air. Though some models heat coils of wire with an electrical current, others have ceramic heating elements, which can dry hair more quickly by producing the more radiant, safer far-infrared heat. Lately, many stylists have begun to adopt ionic hair dryers, which expel hot air with a surplus of negatively charged ions, reducing static electricity and resulting in smoother hair.

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    Palm Desert

    72624 El Paseo

    #B2

    Palm Desert, California 92260

    760-797-5477

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In a Nutshell

Jeannette Charnay taps into 20+ years of experience as a stylist to transform stale 'dos into trendy new cuts with vibrant highlights

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Appointment required, 24 hour advance notice required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Extra $15 fee for customers with excessively long hair for partial highlight option. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Upkeep essentials, such as electric toothbrushes and laser hair removal