Although birds are a nonjudgmental bunch of aviators, they enjoy a good view when they fly above parks and walkways gazing at the scalps of flightless humans. Indulge fashion-sensible feathered friends with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a Brazilian blowout at Don Allen's Hair Care Salon in Greenwood (a $350 value).
Practiced tangle-slayer Don Allen transforms manes of any length from twisted thickets to straight and shining strands with Brazilian-blowout treatments. A shampoo scrubs locks before combs coat them in the Brazilian-blowout formula, shielding head-strings with a formidable protein barrier. After a blow-dry and straightening, a mask, smoothing serum, and final blow-dry complete the 90-minute frizz deletion, which takes as many minutes as it takes to ski down a pitcher's mound on keyboards. Resulting 'dos cascade in smooth and luminous layers devoid of frayed knots. Clients can flush out their snarls with either the original Brazilian-blowout formula or the Zero variant, which releases 0% formaldehyde throughout the entire smoothing process. After no additional downtime at the salon, craniums can sport their fetchingly flattened threads for up to 12 weeks with a proper aftercare regimen or daily headstands on ironing boards.
Some hair-straightening products that claim to be formaldehyde-free include aldehyde compounds, which are similar to the carcinogen formaldehyde. Side effects may include nosebleeds, headaches, vomiting, and respiratory problems, among others. Learn more about the health risks here.
Don Allen's Hair Care Salon
It’s been more than 33 years since Don Allen cut his first head of hair, but his commitment to giving each client the perfect makeover remains as strong as ever. Along with fellow stylist Alberto Estrada, Mr. Allen cuts and styles new ’dos with a focus on color, shape, and design. Whatever services his clients choose, Mr. Allen stands behind the salon's work; if the results don't please clients, Mr. Allen and his staff will perform free touchups, refund money, or travel back in time, no questions asked after they have tried to fix your hair with no avail. And when he's not snipping strands, Mr. Allen uses his artistic eye to photograph everything from people to chairs.