Long, sleek locks bequeath owners an aura of suave grace, second only to showing up to a dinner party dressed as the Queen of England. Create a regal countenance with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a Brazilian blowout at Femme Chic Salon in Mission Viejo (a $200 value).
The trained stylists of Femme Chic Salon specialize in taming unruly curls with the sleekening ministrations of the Brazilian blowout treatment, leaving hair smooth for up to three months. The treatment coats strands in a chemical sheath, sealing in straight, silky locks with a blow-dryer, rounded brush, and cautionary photos of Carrot Top. The treatment reduces 50%–80% of hair’s natural curl and eradicates frizz—ensuring shiny strands that naturally dry into sleek, straight hairscapes for up to three months.
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.