Choose from Three Options
- $55 for a Helix haircut and elasticity treatment ($125 value)
- $55 for a haircut and partial highlights or single process color ($125 value)
- $35 for a haircut and reconstructive treatment ($75 value)<p>
Hair Conditioner: Ticket to a Molecular Makeover
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.
The Twisted Scissor Hair Artistry
The lipstick-red walls, black-and-white checkered floors, and framed pictures of vintage fashion models lend a classic vibe to The Twisted Scissor Hair Artistry. The stylists who work there, however, are anything but old-fashioned. The team constantly expands their skills, routinely seeking out the latest products and techniques. One such technique is the Helix cutting system: a method that's more akin to sculpting than styling. With the help of specially shaped shears, the stylists can create volume and natural, permeant curls without the aid of chemicals or shamanistic incantations, as well as design custom styles suited to each client's head. The result is a long-lasting, low-maintenance look that is more manageable than styles yielded by traditional methods.
The roster of services doesn't completely break from tradition, though. In addition to using the innovative Helix method, the team performs time-honored salon services, including basic trims, highlights, perms, blowouts, and conditioning treatments.