Only trained hairstylists know how to avoid cutting the one hair that keeps all the others from falling out. Hire a steady hand with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $25 for hair-recovery treatment ($50 value)
- $59 for shampoo, cut, and style with partial highlights ($120 value)
- $75 for special-occasion half-up, half-down updo ($150 value)
- $99 for hair-botox treatment ($200 value)
For 20 years, the full-service salon has used hair-recovery treatments to infuse chemically- and mechanically-stressed strands with soy proteins and amino acids in order to repair damage and restore shine. Hair-botox treatments apply a 100% formaldehyde-free formula to clarified and shampooed hair, leaving locks smooth and frizz free for up to four months.
Hairspray: A Spritz of Stability
Getting a new hairstyle is only the first step: preserving the look can be the hard part. Keep reading to learn how the subtle adhesive properties of hairspray can protect everything from your hair to your clothes.
Spritz some hairspray into the air over your head and it seems to disappear, leaving only a style that stays put for hours afterward. This is due to the efforts of an assortment of polysyllabic polymers—including polyvinylpyrrolidine, polydimethylsiloxane, and various forms of vinyl acetate and methacrylate—which are fired from the can by an aerosol propellant. Along with a solvent of alcohol and hydrocarbons, the polymers work their way in between individual strands and form a stabilizing film that binds the hairs to each other long after the solvent evaporates. This stability can help preserve a hairstyle's shape, add volume, or simply protect the skull from paper airplanes.
The days of helmet hair, however, are long gone. Formulas now exist that provide a flexible, more natural look and still allow locks a certain range of motion. Naturally derived polymers such as gum arabic or gum tragacanth, along with vitamin-based compounds such as tocopherols and panthenols, are a few gentler modern ingredients. Some products can also add shine, protect against heat damage, or even block UV radiation.
These feats of chemistry still can’t substitute for proper application. The key, stylists say, is holding the spray nozzle at least one foot away from your hair while moving the can smoothly and keeping your tongue securely in your mouth. To tame a couple of particularly stubborn strands, try spritzing a bit of hairspray directly onto your hands and then smoothing out the kinks. Beyond haircare, hairspray's tightly bonding polymers can also be useful for stopping a run in a pair of tights or getting rid of static cling.