Unlike open-heart surgery or removing a squirrel taped to the upper back, a haircut is rarely a successful do-it-yourself project. Leave it to the pros with this Groupon.
$99 for Brazilian Blowout with Haircut and Style ($290 Value)
A haircut and style results in a trendy new 'do, and a Brazilian blowout uses its nutrient complex and proprietary polymer system to eliminate frizz, smooth cuticles, and imbue added shine with the help of a hair glaze that can last up to twelve 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.
The Loft Salon
Not content to let their dream be anything but memorable, owners Sonny and Debbie Carroll brought modernist flourishes to the space they selected to serve as a home for their salon. Beneath soaring vaulted ceilings and full-length windows, the existing Brazilian zebra-wood floor glowed the shade of rich molasses, ideal for the sleek haircare stations that the couple would bring in.
Now, with the salon in full swing, light fixtures with the metallic complexity of alien flora shine over potted plants near skilled stylists, who snip and sculpt tresses. As patrons survey the nearby Ronald Reagan Sports Park, the aesthetes wield a selection of products by lines such as Enjoy and Eufora. A fleet of services fills the salon with the busy chorus of humming hair dryers, snapping scissors, and paper clips asking for career advice.