One or Two Haircuts with Blow Drying and Deep-Conditioning Treatment with Michael at Tops Salon (Up to 51% Off)

San Diego

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $39 for a haircut and blow dry ($60.00 value) and a deep-conditioning treatment ($20.00 value; $80 total value)
  • $79 for two of the above ($160 value)

Hair Conditioner: Ticket to a Molecular Makeover

Your hair’s sure to feel silkier once your stylist conditions it—learn why with Groupon’s close-up look at conditioner.

Although human hair may look smooth, each strand's outer layer—the cuticle—is actually quite rough. Under dry conditions, the tiny scales that cover its surface become raised and brittle, causing hairs to tangle and lose their shine. Conditioner aims to correct this problem by bonding a particular class of molecules, called cationic surfactants, to the cuticle. This is possible because keratin, the protein that makes up most of the hair shaft, bristles with negative ions, which attract the positively charged surfactants, coating each thread in a thin film that weighs it down and reduces frizz. (The negative charge of keratin is also what causes static whenever positive ions are stripped from the hair—the static that makes it possible to stick a balloon to the wall or to power a miner's headlamp.)

The other ingredients in conditioner don't always need ions to do their jobs well. Humectants suck in water from the surrounding air, thereby moisturizing the hair, and oils simply penetrate the cuticle. Glossers coat the hair with light-reflecting polymers, increasing shine, whereas other ingredients raise the acidity level of the conditioner, which helps protect the hair's protein structure.

In a Nutshell

Stylist with 30 years of experience crafts designer cut and hydrates locks in upscale salon with marble fixtures and flat-screen TV

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). New customers or those who haven't been in the past 12 months. Valid only with Michael. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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