A great hairstyle can inspire even the most listless and despondent of scalps, much like a papier-mâché crown of Chicken Soup for the Soul essays. Give your head a pick-me-up with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get a Brazilian Gloss hair-smoothing treatment at Illusions Hair Studio in Encinitas (a $199 value).
Illusions Hair Studio’s experienced mane maintainers offer nutrient-infusing services to bolster both hair aesthetics and health. A 90-minute Brazilian Gloss treatment works to refortify tangled tresses damaged by harsh chemicals, heated tools, and frequent climbs by swooning fairy-tale princes. The service saturates frizzy follicles with structure-boosting keratin, a natural substance that bonds to the strand shaft to repair damage and increase shine, leaving manes as smooth and manageable as a freshly ironed day planner.
Shannon Roberts, a pelt prettifier with seven years of styling experience, helms Illusions’ Brazilian distribution efforts. After graduating from Paul Mitchell in Costa Mesa and obtaining her license by slaying the traditional medusa, Shannon continues to progress her education through advanced classes.
Some Brazilian Blowout products include the carcinogen formaldehyde, which may cause nosebleeds, headaches, vomiting, and respiratory problems, among other side effects. Learn more about the health risks here.
Illusions Skin Studio
Amid Illusions Skin Studio’s plum- and turquoise-colored walls and decorative foliage, owner and multitalented aesthetician Kathy Lowery exercises her knack for soothing skin with a diverse menu of services strengthened by brand-name products from the likes of PCA Skin and Ole Henriksen. The studio’s variety of customizable facials and peels downplays epidermal maladies such as hyperpigmentation, acne, and wrinkles, and expertly administered airbrush-tanning sessions darken human hides with natural-looking tones. Kathy also embellishes eyelashes with extensions and tiny Christmas ornaments, and performs waxing services that oust unwanted fuzz from bikini areas, underarms, lips, and eyebrows.