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 $99, you get a Brazilian Blowout treatment from Karen Silva at The Beauty Lounge at Magnolia in Cranston (a $300 value).
Karen Silva nourishes locks with protein-packed Brazilian Blowout products to create smooth, frizz-free hairdos that last up to 12 weeks. The process, which takes about 2.5 hours, kicks off with a shampoo service that frees hair from dirt, oil, and rainbow clown wigs. After blow-drying manes, the hairdresser slicks the Brazilian serum from roots to ends, allowing it to sink deep into the cuticle’s shaft. Hair is then dried a second time and flat-ironed at 450 degrees until locks appear parallel and straight like balusters made of rulers. A final shampooing whisks away remaining residue, and a last rendezvous with the flatiron locks in moisture, protein, and curl-free hair. Though coifs can remain frizz-free for up 12 weeks, proper aftercare, such as using sulfate-free shampoo and avoiding perms, will ensure the best results.
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