Choose Between Two Options
- $69 for a haircut, style, and all-over color or partial highlights ($150 value)
- $84 for a KeraTherapy smoothing blowout ($175 value)
Keratin Treatments: Microscopic Mane Maintenance
Learn more about what’s going on beneath the surface of your strands during this treatment with Groupon’s examination of keratin treatments.
Keratin is the molecular building block of human beauty—without this fibrous protein, humans wouldn’t have nails hard enough to polish, tooth enamel sturdy enough to withstand weekly brushings, or hair lush enough to style. Within each strand of hair, chains of keratin can be arranged in different molecular patterns, and this variation is what gives each head of hair its unique texture. For those who find their hair’s unique texture a pain to deal with every morning, those keratin bonds can be chemically rearranged with popular salon treatments from Brazilian Blowout or Keratin Complex.
Stylists apply a keratin-rich solution that finds its way into each hair’s second layer, where it can chemically reprogram hair from an unruly, cigarette-smoking strand into a well-behaved member of the scalp’s society. The heat of a flat-iron straightens hair after the serum’s application so that as the keratin molecules fuse to each strand, they’ll do so in the right position. Methylene glycol or formalin—which release formaldehyde under heat—typically function as the glue bonding the molecules during and after treatment. The result of all this chemistry is a straighter and smoother look that can last for two months or longer, and, although any heat-based treatment can be taxing on hair, its fortifying effects tend to leave hair glossier and more voluminous than other relaxers do. So although frizz disappears, waves or loose curls can continue to cascade across the shoulders.
At Salon Flor, owner and veteran stylist Marisol Vasquez indoctrinates clients in her belief that personalized haircare should be performed in an amiable atmosphere. Along with her 15 years of styling experience, Marisol heads up a small stable of upbeat and detail-obsessed stylists who excel at sizing up customers and executing styles perfectly suited to individual styles and desires. The styling team cultivates a cheerful salon experience in which no appointment is rushed. Pro-grade haircare products including Kevin Murphy and Glo further imbue hair strands with the confidence needed to stand up to strong winds or nesting bats.