During her 25 years as a cosmetologist, Madelaine Enochs-Epley has found that the key ingredient for a successful salon outing is time. She spends as many minutes as necessary to refurbish locks, making sure the finished product matches clients’ lifestyle and features.
Você's talented stylists smarten up discerning strands in their full-service salon and boutique, which was named third runner-up on Salon Today's Salon of the Year 2010 list. During a keratin smoothing treatment, manes plagued by frizz blizzards and curl incursions fulfill their dreams of a silkier existence. Locks marinate in the formaldehyde-free serum, which imbues strands with up to four months of sleekness akin to a penguin covered in donut glaze. Patrons bask in the natural light that floods in from architectural skylights in this newly renovated salon.
Signature Service: All hair needs, from color to haircuts
Brands Used: Primarily Redken
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Kori Porter prefers to use a delicate touch when styling hair. In her opinion, most people already use too much product, so to avoid the same pitfalls she prudently applies a combination of Redken serums and good old-fashioned patience. But that's not to say that Kori is averse to full-blown makeovers. On the contrary, she often repairs deeply damaged hair with conditioning treatments and adds color and shine with dazzling highlights.
Salon 5.1.1’s top stylist Meredith is a talented stylist who’s spent six years in the industry. Alongside haircuts, blowouts, and conditioning treatments using Enjoy products, the salon offers chemical-free Keratin Complex straightening treatments and eyelash extensions.
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.