Jennifer Larsen, a graduate of the Vidal Sassoon Academy, has 20 years of hairstyling experience. At Jen Shines at Salon Chic, she offers cuts for women and men, which include free consultations so she can understand what each client?s image goals and needs are. She also offers multiple coloring treatments, from root touchups and partial highlights to full coloring, as well as scalp treatments and massages.
While learning her craft at a Paul Mitchell school, Alexandra Heller mastered skills ranging from creating modern cuts to applying permanent color. Now a full-fledged cosmetologist, she specializes in crafting flattering looks and styling brides on their wedding day. She also lends her grooming expertise to fashion shows, photo shoots, and balding celebrity pets.
Signature Service: Multi-dimensional hair color
Brands Used: Davines
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Pro Tip: Bri gives a customized experience to every client and teaches how to style your new hair.
Polished Images, which is both a relaxing day spa and a full-service hair and nail salon, transforms clients with the help of various Pureology hair products, hard wax, and hawaiian kukui-nut massage oil. Amid the spa's muted lighting, earth-toned walls, and floral accents, licensed aestheticians beautify skin with facials, waxing, and custom airbrush tanning. Next door at the bright salon, hairstylists stand diligently over heads, snipping and arranging coifs into everyday styles or elaborate updos for special occasions and trips to the mailbox.
An Aveda-Lifestyle salon and spa, Earth Salon and Spa treats clients to more than just great haircuts and facials. That's because the team of stylists, aestheticians, massage therapists, and makeup artists imbue hair and skin with Aveda's signature plant-based products. The botanicals in the shampoos and cleansers sooth and replenish rather than irritate and dehydrate the way that angrily splashing one's face with sea water would. This results in silky hair, soft skin, and deeply relaxed clients after salon or spa services.
Thanks to hair relaxers, you can walk into a salon curly and leave straight. Zoom in on the chemistry of your curls with Groupon?s introduction.
Human hair is flexible enough to run wild as a mountain stream one day and fall as straight as water over the Hoover Dam the next. But to make lasting changes to its texture, you need to go beyond the reach of styling tools down to the chemical level. All hair is made of keratin, a hard protein that?s also central to our skin, nails, and exoskeletons. To form a single hair, keratin molecules link together in different patterns with the help of three types of chemical bonds: hydrogen bonds and salt bonds, both of which break easily in water and reform when dry, and disulphide bonds, which can only be broken by certain chemicals. In straight hair, the disulphide bonds are evenly aligned. In curly hair, however, the bonds occur irregularly and at odd angles, causing the hair to twist and kink on its way down.
When you style your hair with heat or water alone, you break the weaker hydrogen and salt bonds to allow your do to take a new shape. Once water touches your hair, however, the bonds reform in their customary way, and you?re back where you started. Chemical relaxers, therefore, work by dissolving the hair's tough, waterproof disulphide bonds and preventing them from reforming in their normal pattern.
The most powerful hair relaxers contain sodium hydroxide, otherwise known as lye. Given lye?s presence in drain openers and oven cleaners, you might guess that it can be quite harsh on human skin, which is why no-lye relaxers made from guanidine hydroxide are also common. There is a trade-off, however: some find that lye relaxers are harder on the scalp but gentler on hair, and work more quickly so that you can get back to staring at your hair in the mirror sooner. An experienced stylist can recommend the best method for your hair.