Like your music collection or a public reading of your dream journal, your hair says a lot about you. Control the message with today's Groupon: for $69, you get a Keratin Express treatment at Gallery of Hair Design (up to a $150 value).
For more than 20 years, an affable staff has smoothed coifs at Gallery of Hair Design, a neighborhood salon that doubles as a wall space for local artists. The two-hour Keratin Express treatment, a streamlined version of traditional keratin processes, can flatten out curly or frizzy hair and reduce styling time for up to six weeks. Post-treatment, the hair whisperers recommend waiting 12 hours before washing or using hair products and up to two weeks before applying color or diving in a vat of pudding. The formula works best on previously treated hair, and virgin strands may not unfurl to their utmost until after two or three treatments. The salon prioritizes customers with day-before appointment reminders; complimentary soda, tea, coffee, and wine; and high-fives on demand.
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.