Signature service: Nutrition and fitness coaching
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Pro Tip: Come prepared to learn how to look and feel great.
Lisa Marie Pascual’s work has appeared in beauty competitions, bridal events, and fashion photography, but now she performs her work inside of Salons by JC. A detail-oriented hairstylist, Lisa tailors each cut and color to her clients’ features and goals. Aside from haircuts, coloring, and bright color highlights, Lisa offers makeup services, facial waxing, and formal hair design.
Learn more about what’s going on beneath the surface of your strands during this treatment with Groupon’s examination of keratin treatments.
Keratin is the molecular building block of human beauty—without this fibrous protein, humans wouldn’t have nails hard enough to polish, tooth enamel sturdy enough to withstand weekly brushings, or hair lush enough to style. Within each strand of hair, chains of keratin can be arranged in different molecular patterns, and this variation is what gives each head of hair its unique texture. For those who find their hair's unique texture a pain to deal with every morning, those keratin bonds can be chemically rearranged with popular salon treatments from Brazilian Blowout or Keratin Complex.
Stylists apply a keratin-rich solution that finds its way into each hair’s second layer, where it can chemically reprogram hair from an unruly, cigarette-smoking strand into a well-behaved member of the scalp’s society. The heat of a flat-iron straightens hair after the serum's application so that as the keratin molecules fuse to each strand, they’ll do so in the right position. Methylene glycol or formalin—which release formaldehyde under heat—typically function as the glue bonding the molecules during and after treatment. The result of all this chemistry is a straighter and smoother look that can last for two months or longer, and, although any heat-based treatment can be taxing on hair, its fortifying effects tend to leave hair glossier and more voluminous than other relaxers do. So although frizz disappears, waves or loose curls can continue to cascade across the shoulders.
Cherry at Salons by JC uses her skills to cut, color, style, straighten, and wax hair. Cherry leverages her degree from cosmetology school to specialize in trend-informed haircuts, color work, and updos for weddings.
The owner of Alaina's Salon at Salons by JC firmly believes that "the greatest gift you can give yourself is knowing you've made a difference for someone else." She adheres to that motto every day at her salon, where she helps clients look and feel better with haircuts, highlights, and edgy styles. Her main goal is to create hairstyles that make clients feel special and complement their lifestyles.