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The stylists at Tease Salon enhance each client's natural beauty with an extensive list of services. Using products from top hair care brands like L'Oreal, they can turn limp, lifeless tresses into bouncy curls or brighten locks with expertly applied color and highlights. Lasio keratin treatments, meanwhile, help smooth frizzy strands, while Hotheads extensions offer a way to lengthen shorter 'dos without resorting to silly string. Hair aside, Tease's team also enriches skin by waxing away unwanted facial hair or applying makeup under the glow of the salon's glistening chandeliers.

759 S Sproul Rd
Springfield,
PA
US

Media Hair Stop has been dishing out flashy haircuts and styles for men, women, and kids for more than 10 years. But the stylists do much more than snip off overgrown strands?they also add eye-popping color by Matrix and fashion updos that are classy enough for weddings or spontaneous limo rides. In addition to haircuts, they enhance their clients' beauty with facial waxing, perms, and corrective color treatments.

21 E State St
Media,
PA
US

The licensed stylists at A Dye'N Sensation Beauty Lounge can't be shocked by a daring look. From mohawks to electric-blue hair to purple extensions, they've seen it all at their shop, and relish in creating bold statements to match their clients' personalities. In addition to their extreme-color services, they also create natural-looking highlights, colors, and cuts, which are sure to freak out those at this year's Burning Man. Particularly, they specialize in blonde colors and highlights. Their services also extend to eyebrowing waxing and prepping gals for special occasions with updos.

9 E Winona Ave.
Norwood,
PA
US

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.

13037 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Two salon chair sit in front of mirrors, surrounded by bright light, dark hardwood floors, and an even rarer sensation at a salon?privacy. Instead of a dizzying cacophony of hair dryers and scissor snips, ARS LAB surrounds each client with peace and quiet, ensuring individual attention from a stylist?including owner Andr? Richard Baldini?who takes the time to get to know them, their needs, and their desired aesthetic. After a full consultation, the stylist hydrates hair with Phyto conditioning treatment before cutting, coloring, or styling it to match the latest hair trends or most popular neighborhood topiaries. The salon also features a dedicated MAC makeup station, where Baldini?a MAC makeup specialist?creates new custom applications and teaches clients how to get the same look at home.

201 South Camac Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Brands Used: Influence, CHI color, Jane Carter, DermaOrganic

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Established: 1994

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Free street parking

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Q&A with Rachelle Russell, President

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

I first developed a passion for the beauty industry while working at my aunt's salon in 1983. I loved meeting new clients, and seeing their faces after I finished doing their hair. As a woman, getting your hair done can boost your ego, elevate your mood, and make you feel like a brand-new person. All that being said, I just love people, and I love making them feel like a million bucks.

5823 Market St.
Philadelphia,
PA
US