Studies show that silky, untangled hair is easier to manage and less likely to contain families of squatting muskrats. Keep your mane mammal-free with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a Keratin Express Brazilian smoothing treatment at Salon Maia in Metairie (a $100 value).
At Salon Maia, attentive stylists custom calibrate each snip, tousle, lather, and rinse to bring out the bombshell in every head of hair. During the Keratin Express treatment, one of the salon’s follicular virtuosos first ensconces scalp streamers with a formaldehyde-free composition of protein binders and smooth jazz that needs only 20 minutes to penetrate and relax frizzy strands. After rinsing, a blow-dry and a flash encounter with a flat iron set the look, leaving locks as sleek and glistening as a buttered piece of Venetian glass.
The entire prep, cook, and cool time runs between an hour and a half and two hours, depending on hair length. The treatment also can halve the at-home time you’ll spend under the hot breath of ’do dryers, and makes brush straightening an odyssey of ease for about the next six to eight weeks. Unlike most keratin therapies, this version allows for shampooing after only 24 hours and elicits instant coat envy from passing afghan hounds.
Salon Maia owner Melissa Maia and makeup artist Kelly LeBlanc specialize in making brides' wedding-day visions a reality. The duo performs on-location, preceremony transformations and has collaborated on bridal showcases for New Orleans Bride magazine. Within the magazine's pages, Maia and Leblanc have offered tips for brides-to-be, such as trying out a variety of lipstick colors, deep-conditioning hair six weeks before the wedding, and securing updos with a hairspray that is specifically designed to repel rice.
Within the art-covered, bright blue and white walls of the salon itself, Maia and her team of stylists nourish clients' hair with high-quality products. They use the Pureology and Redken lines to cleanse, condition, and color, and the sought-after Agadir Argan oil spray treatment to repair and protect damaged strands.
2007 Metairie Rd.
Metairie, Louisiana 70005Get Directions