Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for one blowout with a conditioning treatment ($60 value)
- $119 for a keratin smoothing treatment ($250 value)
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.
Merle Norman of Brentwood
When they're not at work, Merle Norman of Brentwood's beauty pros scrutinize celebrity beauty trends. By blogging about the stars, the aestheticians stay abreast of the latest technologies and techniques for looking young and vibrant. Using makeup from the Merle Norman cosmetics line, the aestheticians give clients smoky eyes like Taylor Swift or cherry-red lips like Harrison Ford's collar. They also groom hair and relax the body with Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology massages. All facials conclude with a paraffin-wax hand treatment that leaves skin smooth enough to sweat swatches of velvet.