Like puppies, heads of hair need to be pampered regularly, or they’ll leave a mess on the couch and act up every time you roll down the car windows. Calm unruly coiffures with today’s Groupon: for $145, you get a chemical hair-straightening treatment, haircut, and blow-dry at Bluestar Salon in Encinitas (up to a $345 total value).
A team-oriented cuttery filled with experienced coif crafters, Bluestar Salon satisfies headscapes with Sojourn by Sassoon products and services tailored to individual fashion senses. Seasoned straighteners mollify manes during each 90-minute chemical treatment (up to a $300 value), combing an odorless, formaldehyde-free solution (Perfection SmoothOut by Pravana Naturceuticals) through follicles frazzled by humidity and nesting pigeons. Stylists then solidify sleek locks with a blow-dry and flat iron, breaking for a brief 15-minute intermission before shampooing strands clean and shining them with another soothing blow-dry blast and flat-iron finish. Mop mavens then shear silken tresses, molding fringe into patron-approved formations, including bobs, layers, or Elizabethan-era castle turrets (a $45 value).