Choose from Three Options
- $29 for haircut and deep-conditioning treatment ($70 value)
- $59 for haircut, deep-conditioning, and partial highlights ($165 value)
- $49 for haircut, deep-conditioning, and single-process color ($140 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 Salon Ono
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We’re an upscale salon in the heart of Arlington, Virginia. We specialize in color services and customer service.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I wanted to start a salon where customer service and technique is displayed on the forefront.
What do you love most about your job?
I love enhancing the clients’ natural beauty and building their self-esteem.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
The best feedback that I received back from a client was tears of joy. She was so happy with her service that her husband called me and thanked me.