Haircut and Style with Choice of Color or Straightening from Tracey's Studio @ Sola Salon- Irvine

Tracey's Studio @ Sola Salon- Irvine

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Expert stylists provide all manner of services, from simple cuts to complete makeovers.

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Additional fees may apply depending on hair length, texture, and density. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Four Options

  • $159 for Partial Highlights with Toner, Hair Cut, Style, and Deep Conditioning Treatment ($320 value)
  • $149 for Full Color, Haircut, Style, and Deep Conditioning Treatment ($300 value)
  • $419 for Japanese Straightening Treatmen, Haircut, Style, and Deep Conditioning Treatment ($845 value)
  • $79 for Haircut, Deep Conditioning Treatment, and Style ($160 value)

Japanese Straightening: Chemistry of the Curl

Unlike a flat-iron or keratin treatment, Japanese straightening permanently removes hair’s curl. Find out how in this Groupon guide.

Curly hair is caused by genetics, of course, but it’s also caused by some basic chemistry. Ringlets, kinks, and waves arise when pairs of sulfur atoms in the amino acid cysteine link up together, forming, appropriately enough, disulfide bonds. (There’s a lot of cysteine in hair because it’s one of the major building blocks of keratin, the protein that makes up most of the hair shaft.) During this process, each of the sulfur atoms sheds an electron, and that’s what allows one of the most reliable techniques for straightening hair to work.

During Japanese hair straightening, a reducing agent—in this case a chemical known as thioglycolate—forces electrons back onto the sulfur atoms, reversing the process that created the bond. After the hair is nourished with shampoo and a protein-rich conditioner, the stylist will apply a solution of thioglycolate that’s activated by the heat of a dryer. A flat-iron then makes hair as straight as possible before a chemical neutralizer tells the thioglycolate to stop processing and keeps the hair in its new shape.

The process often takes three to four hours, and clients shouldn’t style or wash their hair for about three days afterward to avoid disrupting the treatment or losing that nice salon smell sooner than necessary. The chemical reaction is permanent, and changes the actual structure of the hair—that’s why Japanese-straightened hair won’t curl again the way keratin-smoothed or flat-ironed hair eventually does, at least until it grows out. At that point, if you want to maintain the sleek look, you can go back to the salon to touch up the roots.

Customer Reviews

34 Ratings

Excellent service. Highly recommended. Knowledgeable and perfectionist. I will make Tracey my hair stylist from now on!
Shaher M. · January 12, 2016
Beware of extra charges mentioned....was charged $20 extra for "long" hair.
Bruce S. · September 4, 2015
Tracey is so sweet, entertaining, and did a great job with my hair!
Ramita S. · August 27, 2015
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    Tracey's Studio @ Sola Salon- Irvine

    15333 Culver Drive, Suite 200

    Tracey Hair Studio #2

    Irvine, CA 92604

    +19495000121

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