Haircut, Condition, and Style with Option for Partial Highlights at M Studios (Up to 60% Off)

Midway District

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Haircut, style, and highlights with option for partial highlights

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Add-on services available for an additional fee. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

M Studios - Midway District: Haircut, Condition, and Style with Option for Partial Highlights at M Studios (Up to 60% Off)

Choose Between Two Options

  • $26 for one haircut, condition and style ($65 value)
  • $59 for one haircut, condition, style, and partial highlights ($125 value)

Salon Shears: Design on the Edge

A stylist’s best friend is a collection of specialized shears. Continue reading to learn how these razor-sharp tools help create flattering new looks.

Training and education are invaluable for stylists, but the right tools are also essential. Professional-grade salon shears are sharpened to sever hair precisely and almost effortlessly. The material of the shears matters, too: blades are typically stainless-steel blended with additional alloys and elements to optimize function and minimize wear. For example, carbon hardens the steel, chromium protects against corrosion, and molybdenum protects against dulling. High-end salon shears can even include cobalt or titanium in the blades, adding durability with little extra weight.

Even if it’s made from the finest alloys, one pair of scissors is rarely enough for any hairstylist or person who makes a lot of paper snowflakes. Amber Rosema—a freelance beauty designer with Amber Rose Styles in Chicago—has four pairs of salon shears at her styling station at virtually all times. “I’ll usually change shears about twice in a general cut,” she says. This allows her to thin or texturize tresses by switching to one of her two pairs of specialized shears. Her other two pairs of trimming shears each sport convex blades—thin, razor-like edges that cleanly slice through strands—as opposed to beveled blades, which grip the strands before cutting them. Beveled shears are generally recommended for beginners, but the stylist’s level of comfort matters more than any other factor—Rosema says she, for one, prefers convex shears because she originally trained with that style.

Alloy composition and blade orientation are important, but Rosema says that when picking out new shears, “the first thing I notice is how they feel and how they fit in my hand.” Different grips can ease the strain on the stylist’s busy fingers. Finger inserts give a snug fit and increased control to the stylist’s hands, and designs with offset handles, swivels, or bent thumbholes don’t require the wrist to move so much, reducing the chance of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.

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34 Ratings

Mallory is amazing! I had a horrible haircut a few months back that resulted in an unfortunate "lob" and I explained how I wanted to grow it back out. She made me instantly feel comfortable and gave me a great cut that kept my most of my length. The highlights were extremely natural looking and she even styled my hair in beachy waves! I will definitely be going back. Tip her well, she deserves it :)
Kellen M. · March 6, 2015
Mallory is great! Tip huge! She's worth every penny!
Andrea D. · October 18, 2014
Malory was great. Very personable and very talented. She is now my new hairdresser.
Rapha · September 2, 2014

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