The Brazilian blowout was invented when Portuguese explorer Pedro Alvares Cabrel attempted to eat hot soup served to him by Amazonian villagers—his mighty breaths not only cooled the soup but also straightened the chief's long-untamable curls. Engage in similar hairplomacy with today's Groupon to Inspire Salon or Sanctuary Salon: for $99, you get a Brazilian blowout (a $250+ value). This deal is good at either the original Inspire Salon downtown or its uptown branch, Sanctuary.
Similar to the system used to prepare a Snickers bar for interstellar travel, a 90-minute Brazilian blowout coats each shaft of your hair in a nutrient-rich layer of protective protein goodness, eliminating frizz and smoothing cuticles. Your stylist will then blow-dry and flat-iron your locks, re-proteinize, and rinse and blow-dry again. Free of harsh chemicals, your new, smooth, and lovely radiance lasts up to 12 weeks and can be washed and dried without dulling damage. Best of all, you'll cut your blow-dry time in half and need less hair product.
Blowouts are popular for any kind of hair and can restore elasticity and softness to even the most stressed-out strands. Where a wrathful head octopus once suction-cupped stray scissors and cotton candy, a waterfall of must-be-touched feminine allure will cascade into place after the treatment. With your new, pulchritudinous mane, you'll put silky lioness manes to shame at the zoo or become an instant celebrity for hosting the first nesting pair of endangered beauty eagles, which only rear their young in the most gorgeous of 'dos. While you wait, run your cyber-fingers through the flowing locks of Inspire's free WiFi.
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Inspire Salon first opened its doors in 2006 to provide downtown Albuquerquens with a refuge from the busy city streets, a place to relax and pursue beauty. The stylists use Bumble and bumble products as the main ingredient in that pursuit, washing, conditioning, and styling hair with them. Other team members focus on sculpting and polishing nails, while aestheticians smooth and sooth skin with facials. They enhance the results of their treatments with professional make-up application. Though they treat their salon as an escape from the world outside, they know that sometimes clients can't afford to take a break from work. They offer all of their guests complementary access to their Wi-Fi network, so they can continue to work or troll fellow commenters while getting a pedicure.