Haircut-and-Color or Relaxing-Treatment Packages at Joi's Beauty Bar (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

Largo Blvd. Town Centre

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Going to the salon is a great way to study for the part of the driver's license exam where they ask for your hair and eye color. Look sharp with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

$59 for one cut, style, deep conditioner, and partial highlights ($145 value) $49 for one cut, style, deep conditioner, and single-process color ($120 value) $79 for one relaxing treatment package ($180 value)

  • Relaxing treatment ($90 value)
  • Style ($45 value)
  • Trim ($30 value)
  • Deep-conditioning treatment ($15 value)

$69 for one relaxing treatment touchup package ($165 value)

  • Relaxing treatment touchup ($75 value)
  • Style ($45 value)
  • Trim ($30 value)
  • Deep-conditioning treatment ($15 value)

Hair Relaxers: Breaking Nature's Bonds

Thanks to hair relaxers, you can walk into a salon curly and leave straight. Zoom in on the chemistry of your curls with Groupon’s introduction.

Human hair is flexible enough to run wild as a mountain stream one day and fall as straight as water over the Hoover Dam the next. But to make lasting changes to its texture, you need to go beyond the reach of styling tools down to the chemical level. All hair is made of keratin, a hard protein that’s also central to our skin, nails, and exoskeletons. To form a single hair, keratin molecules link together in different patterns with the help of three types of chemical bonds: hydrogen bonds and salt bonds, both of which break easily in water and reform when dry, and disulphide bonds, which can only be broken by certain chemicals. In straight hair, the disulphide bonds are evenly aligned. In curly hair, however, the bonds occur irregularly and at odd angles, causing the hair to twist and kink on its way down.

When you style your hair with heat or water alone, you break the weaker hydrogen and salt bonds to allow your do to take a new shape. Once water touches your hair, however, the bonds reform in their customary way, and you’re back where you started. Chemical relaxers, therefore, work by dissolving the hair's tough, waterproof disulphide bonds and preventing them from reforming in their normal pattern.

The most powerful hair relaxers contain sodium hydroxide, otherwise known as lye. Given lye’s presence in drain openers and oven cleaners, you might guess that it can be quite harsh on human skin, which is why no-lye relaxers made from guanidine hydroxide are also common. There is a trade-off, however: some find that lye relaxers are harder on the scalp but gentler on hair, and work more quickly so that you can get back to staring at your hair in the mirror sooner. An experienced stylist can recommend the best method for your hair.

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    Largo Blvd. Town Centre

    1010 Shoppers Wy, Ste 124

    Largo, Maryland 20774

    301-806-6532

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In a Nutshell

Stylists bring out individual beauty with highlights, single-process color treatments, and relaxing treatments or touch-ups

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. For appointments cancelled outside the cancelation policy a $20 fee will be added. To schedule appointment call 301-806-6532. Appointment time slots subject to availability. 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