Hair requires regular upkeep to stay straight and shiny, much like the broadsword your cousin uses to open beer bottle after beer bottle. Get a mighty cut with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $17 for a haircut and deep conditioning treatment ($35 value)
- $39 for a haircut and deep conditioning treatment with all-over color or partial highlights ($85 value)
- $49 for a haircut and deep conditioning treatment with full highlights ($100 value)
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.
Mitra at Aqua Salon and Spa
Working alongside the other talented stylists at Aqua Salon and Spa, stylist Mitra Mostamary performs cutting-edge cuts designed to flatter each client’s unique face shape and skin tone. Along with painting strands with complementary highlights or adding face-framing layers, the stylists here can also apply a smoothing formula that irons out frizz and curls, or add volume to limp hair with perms. As for unwanted hair, the Aqua Salon and Spa team can also thread, wax, or shoo it away from brows, chins, or upper lips, leaving skin smooth, soft, and fuzz-free.