If the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, then disheveled hair provides the least efficient route for climbing monkeys to reach the bananas in your fruit hat. Tame tresses for easy scaling with today's Groupon: for $119, you get a Brazilian blowout at Orange Salon (a $275 value).
The career home to stylist Matt Taylor—_D_ Magazine's award winner for Best Blowout—and an assemblage of other equally talented stylists, Orange Salon smoothes unwieldy tresses with skilled Brazilian-blowout treatments. For the treatment, hair tamers capture wild manes with a nutrient-rich complex and the occasional expertly flung lasso. The solution shields each shaft in a protective protein coating, creating smoother, shinier hair for up to 12 weeks, and guests have the option of lightening head loads with a free trim following the blowout. Hanging lanterns illuminate the citrus accent wall and playful back mural in the hip salon's airy interior.
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.
Beneath vintage wood paneling and funky tangerine accents, the stylists of Orange Salon tend to unruly locks with training in such industry staples as Redken, Aveda, and Bumble and bumble. A staff of scissor experts and color specialists revamps ’dos with transformative cuts and tasteful highlights as clients kick back in mod molded-plastic salon chairs and gaze into circular mirrors to summon the ghosts of haircuts past. Meanwhile, aestheticians boost blinks with eyelash extensions and wax away hair to match clients’ faces to their newfound styles.