Haircut Packages from Shelli at Lilly's Salon (Up to 57% Off). Five Options Available.

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A hairstyle can say a lot about someone: a rock star's long hair suggests nonconformity, and a newborn baby's bald head indicates how stressful their job is. Project your individuality with this Groupon.

Choose from Five Options

  • $15 for a womens haircut and shampoo ($15 value) and a deep-conditioning treatment ($15 value; $30 total value)
  • $39 for three womens haircuts and shampoos ($45 value) and three deep-conditioning treatments ($45 value; $90 total value)
  • $35 for a womens haircut and shampoo ($15 value) and press and curl ($60 value; $75 total value)
  • $35 for a womens haircut and shampoo ($15 value) and perm ($60 value; $75 total value)
  • $45 for a womens haircut and shampoo ($15 value) and relaxer (an $80 value; $95 total 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.

In a Nutshell

Transform hair with a designer cut with press and curl, perm or relaxer, color, or hair extensions

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Entire value must be used in one visit by the same person. Subject to availability. Valid only for appointments with Shelli. 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