As the popularity of smooth hair rises, frizz has been forced to relocate to the outskirts of fraying shag carpets or Furbies suffering from mange. Put keratin poof permanently out of business with today's Groupon: for $109, you get a Brazilian Blowout Zero treatment, good for hair of any length at Le Salon Nowel in Astoria (a $350 value).
Le Salon Nowel's skilled aestheticians impart manageability onto uncouth manes with each Brazilian Blowout Zero treatment. An enriching concoction of plant-derived nutrients, each treatment straightens out head-bound kinks without the use of formaldehyde or stern lectures. Each 90-minute sleeking session kicks off when a stylist slathers the entire mane in the protective, protein-rich serum. Next, a blowout and full-hair straightening at 450 degrees locks in each shaft's newfound smoothness while also cooking any strips of bacon hoarded by the scalp. A final deep conditioning, rinse, and blowout impart a finishing polish, vanquishing up to 88% of pent-up follicle fluff and leaving locks shiny and more manageable for up to 12 weeks.
Le Salon Nowel
For more than 12 years, the owner of Le Salon Nowel worked in a French salon in Manhattan, mastering many unique and fashion-forward hair techniques. When she opened her own salon in 2006, she brought those skills with her to Queens, creating a list of services ranging from formaldehyde-free Brazilian blowouts to French-style mani-pedis. The salon's stylists can conquer all hair needs, from adding color and dimension with highlights, or defrizzing locks with Japanese thermal hair straightening, somehow getting around the sun's vice-like patent on heat. The staff also continues their perfection hold on such face treatments as yellow peeling, a chemical peel that sloughs away dead skin cells to beautify faces along with newly renewed 'dos.