Having frizzy, unkempt hair can make you appear disoriented and unhinged during job interviews, first dates, and shouting matches with the neighbor's bush. Keep it together with today's Groupon: for $85, you get a Bio Ionic Kerasmooth Keratin treatment at Blown Away Salon & Spa in Turlock (a $175 value).
Blown Away Salon & Spa's stylists smooth strands haunted by frizz and unkempt curls with Bio Ionic Kerasmooth Keratin treatments, which rely on a product made from a natural-protein complex and free of formaldehyde. The formula marinates frazzled follicles, adding shine and the strength and elasticity necessary for princes to bungee jump from the bedroom windows of castles. For up to 12 weeks, the semipermanent tress tranquilizer reduces volume and styling time so clients can sleep in a little later or spend a few extra minutes screaming insults at the neighborhood rooster. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Blown Away's textured marble floors and rich earth tones cultivate an ambience of elegance, allowing pampered skin and hair to feel ritzy in addition to soft and smooth. The comfortable chairs and massage tables have cradled some high-profile customers, including Joan Rivers and the ghost of William Howard Taft.
Blown Away Salon & Spa
A stress-free oasis in the heart of downtown Turlock, Blown Away Salon & Spa offers a relaxing counterpoint to the bustling activity just outside its doors. Though long considered a gem by locals, the all-purpose salon and spa can also claim a few out-of-town fans: as recently as May 2013, Joan Rivers dropped in for a manicure and style before her standup show at the nearby Turlock Community Theatre.
In spite of its growing popularity, Blown Away maintains a serene, low-key atmosphere punctuated only by animated chatter and the clipping of shears. The salon’s styling services range from feather extensions to formaldehyde-free Bio Ionic KeraSmooth treatments, which leave strands sleek and straight for months to come. On the other side of the expansive studio, nail technicians highlight digits with vibrant colors, and aestheticians tend to skin with exfoliating chemical peels. A visit to the spa’s resident massage therapist completes the cycle of relaxation as deep-tissue massages work against the muscle grain with firm pressure, and sports massages break up knots of tension with well-placed fastballs and slap shots.