Choose Between Two Options
- $70 for a haircut, deep conditioning, partial highlights, blow dry, and style ($140 value)
- $185 for a haircut, Brazilian straightening treatment, blow dry, and style ($400 value)
Hair Conditioner: Ticket to a Molecular Makeover
Your hair’s sure to feel silkier once your stylist conditions it—learn why with Groupon’s close-up look at conditioner.
Although human hair may look smooth, each strand’s outer layer—the cuticle—is actually quite rough. Under dry conditions, the tiny scales that cover its surface become raised and brittle, causing hairs to tangle and lose their shine. Conditioner aims to correct this problem by bonding a particular class of molecules, called cationic surfactants, to the cuticle. This is possible because keratin, the protein that makes up most of the hair shaft, bristles with negative ions, which attract the positively charged surfactants, coating each thread in a thin film that weighs it down and reduces frizz. (The negative charge of keratin is also what causes static whenever positive ions are stripped from the hair—the static that makes it possible to stick a balloon to the wall or to power a miner’s headlamp.)
The other ingredients in conditioner don’t always need ions to do their jobs well. Humectants suck in water from the surrounding air, thereby moisturizing the hair, and oils simply penetrate the cuticle. Glossers coat the hair with light-reflecting polymers, increasing shine, whereas other ingredients raise the acidity level of the conditioner, which helps protect the hair’s protein structure.
A Chat with Rebeca's Corner at Baltimore Salon Studios
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Rebeca's Corner offers, all kinds of colors, ombre, balage, highlights, root retouch, trendy hair cuts, basic haircuts, body waves, and up-dos for all occasions.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? To me customer service is crucial for my business. So, I wanted to have my own studio where I can provide my customers with excellent quality and great customer service.
What do you love most about your job? What I love most about my job is to see the my customers 100% satisfied, to me that is my happiness.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? "'You are the best, nobody could do this before!"