The hair gurus at Restoration Hair Salon + Spa restore hair to its original luster using their mad skills and a number of popular haircare tools. They take a pair of shears to split ends and paint manes with bowls of freshly mixed hair dye. Flatirons, curling irons, and 9 irons produce eye-catching styles, and hair extensions blend in with existing hair with the help of an adhesive or braids.
For most people, glamorous isn't the first word that comes to mind when thinking of army veterans. But most people probably haven't met Jennifer Phinney, an 18-year army vet and Texas Army National Guard member who also boasts 17 years of experience as a professional hairstylist. She's a recent addition to the team at Southern Charm Salon, MedSpa & Boutique, where she can often be overheard chatting up new clients about their lifestyles and personal styles while working with them to craft new looks or just maintain classic ones. She performs both cuts and color, as well as makeup applications, waxing, and nail services.
At Your Look Salon & Spa, a talented team of stylists—led by mother and daughter Donna LiAne and Ashley LiAne—flaunts their talents with services that range from haircuts and highlights to skincare treatments and nail services. Along with nourishing the scalp for long-lasting hair health, they can craft flattering cuts, pump up radiance with a clear or color gloss treatment, or even grant victims of at-home dye jobs with thorough color-correction procedures. An array of facials and body wraps leave both male and female forms purified and hydrated, while deluxe manicures and pedicures refine digits with elegant layers of polish. They can also remove unwanted hair with applications of warm wax or organic sugar and add drama to eyes with individual lash extensions.
Learn more about what’s going on beneath the surface of your strands during this treatment with Groupon’s examination of keratin treatments.
Keratin is the molecular building block of human beauty—without this fibrous protein, humans wouldn’t have nails hard enough to polish, tooth enamel sturdy enough to withstand weekly brushings, or hair lush enough to style. Within each strand of hair, chains of keratin can be arranged in different molecular patterns, and this variation is what gives each head of hair its unique texture. For those who find their hair's unique texture a pain to deal with every morning, those keratin bonds can be chemically rearranged with popular salon treatments from Brazilian Blowout or Keratin Complex.
Stylists apply a keratin-rich solution that finds its way into each hair’s second layer, where it can chemically reprogram hair from an unruly, cigarette-smoking strand into a well-behaved member of the scalp’s society. The heat of a flat-iron straightens hair after the serum's application so that as the keratin molecules fuse to each strand, they’ll do so in the right position. Methylene glycol or formalin—which release formaldehyde under heat—typically function as the glue bonding the molecules during and after treatment. The result of all this chemistry is a straighter and smoother look that can last for two months or longer, and, although any heat-based treatment can be taxing on hair, its fortifying effects tend to leave hair glossier and more voluminous than other relaxers do. So although frizz disappears, waves or loose curls can continue to cascade across the shoulders.
At Babzis Hair Salon, the eponymous Barbara “Babzi” Adams, infuses her repertoire of nail, hair, and skin treatments with three decades of experience in the beauty business and over 22 years with TONI&GUY. In addition, Barbara keeps a full team of beauty specialists, and focuses on making clients look and feel their best while maintaining the highest levels of safety and sanitation. Stylists treat strands to a slew of organic products, whether coloring or deep-conditioning hair. Meanwhile, braiding specialist Keisha specializes in wigs an extensions, while free-handing intricate designs out of natural hair or sewn-in weaves, another of her specialties. Germa specializes in eyelash extensions and brow and lash tinting, while Marie, a nail technician, is on staff to enhance finger and toe tips with shellac and acrylic mani-pedis.
Staying true to its name, Leading Edge Salon embraces modern sensibilities when offering hairstyling services. The independent salon is based out of the Gallery of Salons and Spa, where owner Kelley Brown seeks out an arsenal of professional haircare products by companies that value small-scale cultivation, organic-growing practices, and environmentally friendly wild-harvesting techniques. Surrounded by shelves filled with products from companies such as Neuma, Kevin Murphy, and SudzzFX, Kelley touches up traditional looks or designs trendy new styles for her clients. When she isn't stationed behind a chair, Kelley attends hands-on training clinics and brings those techniques back to her customers, ensuring that she stays up-to-date with all of the latest developments in haircare and her clients leave with chic 'dos achieved with modern techniques.