Natural light pours through the salon’s large bay windows, illuminating vibrant floral paintings, undulating mirrors, and cozy leather furniture. Amid these modern trappings, award-winning stylist Diana Borgida chisels fashionable scissor cuts and conditions tresses with Schwarzkopf- and Pravan-brand products. Clients can also solicit Diana’s color expertise for bright highlights, or tame curls with a signature anti-frizz treatment.
The stylists at Aries Salon never let the stars dictate the limits of their creativity. As a Matrix salon, they have the exclusive line of Matrix products at their disposal, allowing them to shape and mold the fate of each mane to suit their clients' vision. Total Results shampoos and conditioners enhance natural head threads by giving them the volume, moisture, or healthy shine they lack. Design Pulse styling pastes, waxes, and gels help hold extreme styles or create mohawks that double as tools in emergency situations, and curly or frizzy strands find themselves on a straighter path after Global Keratin treatments, which leave hair silky and manageable for up to five months.
At Hair 1 and Spa 2, Charity (DeSear) Zeigler draws upon two decades of experience in the beauty industry, transforming men's and women's looks with an array of relaxing treatments. In the salon area, skilled hands craft haircuts, highlights, lowlights, and corrective colors. Fingers and toes relax during spa mani-pedis featuring heat therapy and soothing scrubs. Staff banishes body fuzz with traditional waxing services, as well as laser hair-removal and electrolysis treatments that can prepare legs for the beach or enhance an arm wrestler's aerodynamic advantage.
The award-winning Eco Hair Design keeps its carbon footprint low and its style standards high. The chemically sensitive salon refrains from using perfumes, after-shaves, and lotions during its treatments in order to keep a hypoallergenic environment. In addition to basic cuts and styles, the salon offers color treatments and nailcare services.
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.