A good stylist can wield scissor blades well enough to sculpt a flawless hairdo, slice vegetables in midair, or cut a piece of construction paper into an exact outline of the Polynesian triangle. Procure a talented stylist with today’s Groupon from stylist Zina Baltopoulos at Jerel @ 119. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get a haircut (a $65 value).
- For $60, you get a haircut and single-process color treatment (a $120 value).
- For $75, you get a haircut and foil treatment (a $160 value).
- For $175, you get a keratin treatment (a $350 value).<p>
Inside this elegant, chocolate-toned salon, peppered with sleek, modern styling stations, Jerel @ 119 stylist Zina Baltopoulos remakes coifs according to the salon’s philosophy that cuts should transcend trends to focus on a look that best complements the client’s facial features and hair type. Using top-notch products from Redken, Goldwell, and Tigi, basic all-over coloring treatments hold the power to metamorph blondes into brunettes and brunettes into beautiful redheaded swans. For guests looking to highlight their natural base color, foil treatments allow for more subtle transformations that still boast enough shine to reflect malicious mind-control beams. For out-of-control curls, Pravana’s innovative SmoothOut keratin solution employs nanoamino-acid complexes to alter frizzy fibers into smooth, shiny strands. Capable of imparting sleekness that lasts up to 12 weeks, SmoothOut also allows for same-day color and shampoo, unlike harsh Brazilian blowouts or straightening treatments concocted entirely from paste.
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.
Jerel @ 119
Stylist Jerel DeFrancesco believes that the idea haircut should reflect your facial features, not the latest trends. That's the philosophy he and his fellow beauty experts follow at Jerel @ 119 Hair Studio, a full service salon specializing in natural, flattering looks. Here, the team supplements haircuts with conditioners, straightening treatments, and nourishing oils that promote hair's health and shine. They also specialize in color, providing all-over tints or dimensional highlights. The salon's space is as timelessly chic as the services it provides—chocolate brown walls and a decorative fireplace create a warm, welcoming environment.
119 Newbury St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02116