Relaxer with Color, Partial Sew-In Weave, or Keratin Hair Smoothing with Blow-Dry at Hair By Bre (Up to 64% Off)

The Phenix

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In a Nutshell

Stylists straighten hair with a relaxer, add length and volume with a partial sew-in weave, or tame frizz with a keratin treatment

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Additional fees may apply depending on hair length, texture, and density. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $55 for a relaxer with color and trim ($110 value)
  • $99 for a partial sew-in weave ($210 value)
  • $125 for a Rusk keratin hair-smoothing treatment with wash, blow-dry, and trim ($350 value)

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.

Hair Relaxers: Breaking Nature’s Bonds

Thanks to hair relaxers, you can walk into a salon curly and leave straight. Zoom in on the chemistry of your curls with Groupon’s introduction.

Human hair is flexible enough to run wild as a mountain stream one day and fall as straight as water over the Hoover Dam the next. But to make lasting changes to its texture, you need to go beyond the reach of styling tools down to the chemical level. All hair is made of keratin, a hard protein that’s also central to our skin, nails, and exoskeletons. To form a single hair, keratin molecules link together in different patterns with the help of three types of chemical bonds: hydrogen bonds and salt bonds, both of which break easily in water and reform when dry, and disulphide bonds, which can only be broken by certain chemicals. In straight hair, the disulphide bonds are evenly aligned. In curly hair, however, the bonds occur irregularly and at odd angles, causing the hair to twist and kink on its way down.

When you style your hair with heat or water alone, you break the weaker hydrogen and salt bonds to allow your do to take a new shape. Once water touches your hair, however, the bonds reform in their customary way, and you’re back where you started. Chemical relaxers, therefore, work by dissolving the hair’s tough, waterproof disulphide bonds and preventing them from reforming in their normal pattern.

The most powerful hair relaxers contain sodium hydroxide, otherwise known as lye. Given lye’s presence in drain openers and oven cleaners, you might guess that it can be quite harsh on human skin, which is why no-lye relaxers made from guanidine hydroxide are also common. There is a trade-off, however: some find that lye relaxers are harder on the scalp but gentler on hair, and work more quickly so that you can get back to staring at your hair in the mirror sooner. An experienced stylist can recommend the best method for your hair.

Customer Reviews

31 Ratings

I had the best experience ever there. Bre is warm, friendly, and very talented. Will go back the first chance I get.
Yolanda · 6 days ago
Great stylist who cares about your time.
Kianna C. · June 25, 2016
Bre is so sweet, she takes the time to listen and take care of you. Her salon is a one chair salon which is perfect if you want one-on-one attention without distractions. Great hair dresser and great person!
Saima S. · June 15, 2016
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    The Phenix

    13600 Baltimore Avenue

    Suite 103

    Laurel, MD 20707

    +13018014775

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