A haircut can make you look like a different person, which is only a problem when you go through the haircut-recognition scanner at the airport. Turn heads with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $39 for a haircut and style ($100 value)
- $69 for a haircut, style, and partial highlights ($180 value)
- $79 for a haircut, style, and full color ($200 value)
- $99 for a keratin treatment ($200 value)
KeratinTreatments: Microscopic Mane Maintenance
Learn more about what’s going onbeneath the surface of your strands during this treatment with Groupon’sexamination of keratin treatments.
Keratin is the molecular building block of humanbeauty—without this fibrous protein, humans wouldn’t have nails hard enough topolish, tooth enamel sturdy enough to withstand weekly brushings, or hair lushenough to style. Within each strand of hair, chains of keratin can be arrangedin different molecular patterns, and this variation is what gives each head ofhair its unique texture. For those who find their hair's unique texture a painto deal with every morning, those keratin bonds can be chemically rearrangedwith popular salon treatments from Brazilian Blowout or Keratin Complex.
Stylists apply a keratin-rich solution thatfinds its way into each hair’s second layer, where it can chemically reprogramhair from an unruly, cigarette-smoking strand into a well-behaved member of thescalp’s society. The heat of a flat-iron straightens hair after the serum'sapplication so that as the keratin molecules fuse to each strand, they’ll do soin the right position. Methylene glycol or formalin—which release formaldehydeunder heat—typically function as the glue bonding the molecules during andafter treatment. The result of all this chemistry is a straighter and smootherlook that can last for two months or longer, and, although any heat-basedtreatment can be taxing on hair, its fortifying effects tend to leave hairglossier and more voluminous than other relaxers do. So although frizzdisappears, waves or loose curls can continue to cascade across theshoulders.
Some hair-straightening products thatclaim to be formaldehyde-free include aldehyde compounds, which are similar tothe carcinogen formaldehyde. Side effects may include nosebleeds, headaches,vomiting, and respiratory problems, among others. Learn more about the healthrisks here.