Every time a new idea crosses the mind, a new hair sprouts as the idea tries to escape the brain and patent itself. Keep thoughts in check with today's hair-disciplining Groupon: for $99, you get a Brazilian blowout (a $280 value), Brazilian keratin (a $280 value), or an organic keratin treatment (a $272 value) at Setsuko at Jean Claude in Scarsdale.
Under the direction of high-profile stylist Setsuko Hosomi, a team of gifted coiffeurs at Setsuko at Jean Claude smooth frizzy crowns and shape cantankerous curls into sleek, modern 'dos. A consultation begins each visit to outline the steps that will coax all types of hair down from the heights of Don King costumes and maintain lasting results. After a clarifying shampoo, Brazilian Blowout formula seeps into sectioned-off strands, repairing ragged cuticles with coat of amino acids. Steady hands dry tresses straight with a blow dryer before flattening them inch by inch with an iron, further locking out curls with a mask, a smoothing serum, and one final blow-dry that plasters heads with eviction notices. Hair treated with a Brazilian Blowout can be washed immediately.
Brazilian keratin treatments reinforce follicles with a keratin bond that can last up to five months, though clients must keep their hair from bending or getting wet for 32 hours, and must wait three days before washing it. These treatments are compatible with all hair types, gentle, reversible, and wash out over time without harming hair.
Formaldehyde-free, organic KeraGreen treatments take a slightly different approach to banishing puffy mops, nourishing locks with lightweight keratin- and silk-protein complexes mixed with botanicals. Treatments with all three formulas typically last from 90 minutes to two hours, leaving previously untreated hair as arrow straight, shiny, and easy to work with as a domesticated snake dressed in a suit of armor. Hair should not be washed for three days after the treatment.
Some Brazilian blowout products include the carcinogen formaldehyde, which may cause nosebleeds, headaches, vomiting, and respiratory problems, among other side effects. Learn more about the health risks here.
Setsuko at Jean Claude
When she isn't working for magazines and high-profile films, Setsuko Hosomi uses her hairstyling and makeup skills to embellish her clients. She and her team indwell a stylishly simple space, which opens every day save Sunday. Setsuko also helps brides-to-be plan for their weddings with consultations and war-room-style schematics.