If hair could talk, it would have a mouth, transforming stylish head wraps into cruel mufflers and skinny headbands into orthodontia. Today's Groupon gives hair a voice without the expensive dental upkeep: for $28, you get a haircut, milkshake mask, and a scalp massage at Salon M2 in Burnaby (a $56 value, including HST).
Salon M2's staff soothe customer coifs with their own line of hair products, which are made from 99 per cent natural ingredients and are free from paraben, silicone, and EDTA. Following a pre-service consultation, stylists cleanse scalps with shampoos from M2 Professionals, KMS California, and Goldwell in the salon's refined white interior. Nimble hands cut and craft 'dos into desired styles ($35+) such as bob and pixie. Coifs continue to transition to new life in a deep conditioning milkshake mask treatment ($15+), bathing in an active yoghurt mask that softens without adding extra weight. Yoghurt-based amino acids bond to shy follicles, emboldening body, enhancing lustre, and encouraging them to try out for the knitting team. While avocado and rice oils, honey and fruit extracts, and vitamin E condition each strand, Integrity 41 brightens overall hair colour. Stylist hands conclude with a scalp massage, testing hair's elasticity and tenderizing tense roots, and client brains admire floral wallpaper and an intermittent zebra motif.