If the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, then disheveled hair provides the least efficient route for climbing monkeys to reach the bananas in your fruit hat. Tame tresses for easy scaling with today's Groupon: for $125, you get a Brazilian Gloss keratin hair treatment at Teree Salon & Spa in Auburn (a $250 value).
Voted the Auburn Chamber of Commerce's Best Salon/Day Spa in 2011, Teree Salon & Spa tames unruly manes into glossy, level layers with a team of certified stylists and Brazilian Gloss treatments. A 15-minute consultation and a complimentary "stretch test" first gauge hair strength with a multiple-choice exam. Staff members then wield fully sanitized tools to comb the smoothing formula through strands, blow-drying and straightening fibers to seal each one's protective protein barrier. A specialized mask and serum line head-threads before a rinse and a final blow-dry. After the 90-minute process, coifs fall into straight and shimmering sheets free of frizz and mislaid clock springs and can remain kink-free for up to 12 weeks.
Some hair-straightening products that claim to be formaldehyde-free include aldehyde compounds, which are similar to the carcinogen formaldehyde. Side effects may include nosebleeds, headaches, vomiting, and respiratory problems, among others. Learn more about the health risks here.
Teree Salon & Spa
Voted the 2011 Auburn Chamber of Commerce's Best Salon/Day Spa, Teree Salon & Spa retains local loyalty by beautifying and calming clients within tranquil surrounds. Teree's team—lead by licensed aesthetician and registered nurse Theary Jyringi—crafts new coifs, adds color to strands, or tames curls using Ouidad products at chic styling stations that each feature a floor-length mirror. Licensed massage therapists and wax experts impart their services in private treatments rooms, and nail techs man black leather pedicure thrones to add color and shine to high-fives and thumb wars.