Winter is especially hard on human hair, as it is made brittle by the dry air, pelted with poorly thrown snowballs, and often sheared and exchanged for pocket-watch chains. Restore your mane and skip the ironic gift-giving with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a Phyto winter repair treatment and blowout (a $175 value) at Loft 26, a chic salon located in Chelsea.
Formulated from extracted botanicals, Phyto hair products target the surliest of stressed, damaged, and problematic hairs—restoring a mop to its natural radiance and bounce. A licensed mane specialist gently inspects troubled tresses and wounded scalps to identify the source of the agitation before calmly prescribing a fitting therapy. If your mangled mane is oversaturated from color treatment, Phytocitrus products appease flaky fibers with hydrating plant butters and grapefruit extracts, leaving your locks as calm as a solo violin recital at a wax museum. Frizzed-out curly hair becomes a docile dame when a Loft 26 stylist eases passion-flower nutrients onto the dome-piece, stimulating curl definition and energy. Once your noodle-nest has been nourished, Loft 26 will work it back into shape with a stylizing blowout.
Loft 26 owner Stacey Weinstein has worked on the skull protrusions of countless celebrities, including the casts of All My Children and Saturday Night Live. She has appeared on ET and the Today Show, and she styles tresses for designers such as Vera Wang and Mark Ingram. Check out her appearance on Marie Coiffure, or watch Loft 26 appear as a location on Bravo's Bethenny Getting Married? to get a feel for the salon's bright, airy atmosphere, then grab today's Groupon to put your frizz on the rack.
- I came here recently for a Phyto deep conditioning treatment, which I would highly recommend. It made my hair a thousand times shinier and glossy-looking… – margs k., Yelp
After years in the industry, celebrity stylist and wedding expert Stacey Lyn Weinstein opened her bright, airy salon in Chelsea. Her hobnobbing scissors have shorn flattering clips on celebrities as diverse as Robert Downey Jr., Ann Curry, and Donald Trump and have sharpened the casts of All My Children and Saturday Night Live. Though she's a go-to expert among society brides and wedding-magazine editors, Stacey describes her look as "a sexy, modern approach … with a hint of romance and classic, clean looks." In short, a style that plays well outside of weddings.
When not styling celebs or dispensing advice in magazines or on ET, she happily surveys the floor of her lovely salon on the back of a white, human-hair-covered stallion. Once Upon a Bride described the space as having a "glamorous yet organic loungelike feel," characterized by chemical-free, "meticulously crafted Brazilian walnut wood" and "a custom gold chandelier made in Europe." Hair services reflect this chic, eco-friendly style: staffers use Goldwell hair coloring and natural Phyto products to style locks. On staff are experts in color, cuts, and texture, many of whom have worked with models and actors on photo shoots for GQ , Nylon, and Muppets News Flash.