Outer beauty makes you look great in photographs, but only inner beauty can make you look great in x-rays. Look great in any light with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for a blowout ($45 value)
- $175 for a Brazilian blowout smoothing treatment ($350 value)
During a blowout, stylists add curls to hair or straighten it into a choice style, which lasts up to three days. The 2.5-hour Brazilian blowout smoothing treatment, on the other hand, eliminates frizz, smoothes the cuticle, and adds shine for up to 12 weeks.
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.
Blowouts: Hot Air with a Purpose
Sure, you can blow-dry your hair at home, but it likely won’t be quite the same as a salon blowout. Find out why with Groupon’s look into the blowout’s sleek mystique.
There’s something like old-time alchemy going on every time someone gets a blowout. Take a couple of elemental ingredients—wind and heat—combine them with a professional’s trained hand and strong wrist, and you end up with something precious: movie-star hair. The actual process is simple: the stylist washes the hair, then blow-dries it in small sections to the client’s specifications, often using a round brush to create smooth volume. The result might be straight, wavy, or purposely tousled, and it can be such a look changer that some women refrain from washing their hair for days afterward to maintain the glamour. Many people find the service so valuable they return to the salon for it between haircuts, sometimes several times a week.
In some ways, this practice is a throwback to the beauty parlors of the past, where women would drop in weekly to have their hair styled and set. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis used to get her hair blown out three times a week in the 1960s and 1970s; today, reportedly, so do celebs such as Kate Middleton and Gwyneth Paltrow. To keep up with demand, blowout-only salons have popped up in the last few years, dedicating all their chairs to the service.
Oneblowdrybar has decreed that "full of hot air" is no longer an insult: the blow dry bar's menu only has one primary item, and it's the blowout. Of course, there's variety to be found in the treatment, which results in looks named after trendy New York spots. The Soho, for example, leaves waves loose and free, whereas the Lincoln Center incorporates pins and braids for a sophisticated updo.