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Janelle Varada for Beverly Hills Hair

8383 Wilshire Boulevard Ste 58, Beverly Hills

$100 or $175 Salon Gift Card from Janelle Varada for Beverly Hills Hair (Up to 32% Off)

Up to 32% Off
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Highlights

Locally owned and operated neighborhood salon with a casual, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere offers a variety of services

What You'll Get

Choice of:

  • $100 Salon Gift Card
  • $175 Salon Gift Card

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.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may purchase 2 additional as gifts. Must be used in one visit. Not valid with other vouchers, certificates, or offers. Voucher can only be used for services, not retail products. Appointment required at least 24 hours in advance. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Janelle Varada for Beverly Hills Hair

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