Surrounded by teal and pink furnishings and vintage salon posters, sisters Tiffany Edwards and Trenette James style hair for every occasion. The team colors manes with Wella products, transforms unruly hairdos with children's cuts, and creates elegant hairstyles for brides and their wedding-day stunt doubles. Each stylist also brings her own set of skills to the cutting chair, ranging from Tiffany's experience with weaves and braids to Trenette's skill at fusing and bonding hair extensions. The stylists are always happy to share tips and tricks on how to re-create a new style, and they sell Bed Head products and Paul Mitchell blow-driers to help put these strategies into practice.
Furnished with animal prints, plush seating, and a coffee and wine bar, All About U surrounds guests with style and comfort. Led by Kristen Markiewicz, a highly trained cosmetologist with 20 years of beauty-industry experience, the salon's staff of spa and hair professionals works to pamper, beautify, and teach elementary Sanskrit to each client. Hair services such as keratin treatments and highlights bestow hair with multidimensional shine, and a luxurious spa menu targets both face and body with services including cosmetic injections and massage. All About U also offers clients a touch of wardrobe rejuvenation via its boutique filled with trendy clothing, jewelry, and accessories.
Blondie’s Salon's stylists tap into a passion for the latest hair snipping, coloring, and styling techniques. They revamp dull hues with full or partial highlights and improves hair texture with frizz-blocking systems by KeraSmooth. They can also strip away unwanted fuzz and shape brows with warm wax or gussy up faces and downplay third eyes with expert makeup applications.
At Salon Z, hair and beauty experts pamper clients' locks as well as their skin. Arming themselves with products from Aquage and MoroccanOil, they reshape and tone male and female tresses with expert cuts, professional color treatments, and foil highlights. When they're not protecting their clients from bad hair weeks, they are permanently enhancing peepers and pouts with permanent makeup.
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.