Like a lizard's tail, hair will grow back no matter how many times it gets bitten off by a mongoose. Look sharp with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for a haircut with deep conditioning and style ($70 value)
- $59 for a haircut with highlights or lowlights, ShineBlast glaze, and blowout ($170 value)
Hair Conditioner: Ticket to a Molecular Makeover
Your hair’s sure to feel silkier once your stylist conditions it—learn why with Groupon’s close-up look at conditioner.
Although human hair may look smooth, each strand's outer layer—the cuticle—is actually quite rough. Under dry conditions, the tiny scales that cover its surface become raised and brittle, causing hairs to tangle and lose their shine. Conditioner aims to correct this problem by bonding a particular class of molecules, called cationic surfactants, to the cuticle. This is possible because keratin, the protein that makes up most of the hair shaft, bristles with negative ions, which attract the positively charged surfactants, coating each thread in a thin film that weighs it down and reduces frizz. (The negative charge of keratin is also what causes static whenever positive ions are stripped from the hair—the static that makes it possible to stick a balloon to the wall or to power a miner's headlamp.)
The other ingredients in conditioner don't always need ions to do their jobs well. Humectants suck in water from the surrounding air, thereby moisturizing the hair, and oils simply penetrate the cuticle. Glossers coat the hair with light-reflecting polymers, increasing shine, whereas other ingredients raise the acidity level of the conditioner, which helps protect the hair's protein structure.
Appointments at Hairspray Salon always start with a complimentary consultation that allows clients to express their hair-related desires and concerns. Using that information, hairstylists fashion classic and modern cuts that flatter the individual. They also apply hair extensions to make 'dos look like they've undergone an immediate growth spurt, and they straighten hair using Brazilian blowout treatments. Since it's a Paul Mitchell signature salon, the stylists use that popular line of products to apply highlights, lowlights, or ombre effects in colors that range from classic golden blonde to punk-rock pink.