Over the years, women have tried to straighten out their stubborn curls by applying hot irons or draping their tresses over the event horizon of the nearest black hole. Give your mane an extra dose of gravity with this Groupon.
$99 for a Brazilian Blowout by Jaime ($300 Value)
Taking roughly two to two-and-a-half hours, Brazilian Blowouts form protective protein layers around coarse, curly, or frizzy hair, smoothing out strands for up to 12 weeks. Brazilian Blowouts are safe to use on chemically or color-treated coifs. Appointments for this service are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only; the latest appointment time is 4 p.m.
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.
New Luciano’s Salon
Sunlight streams through the front windows of New Luciano's Salon, illuminating two rows of workstations where trained aestheticians dole out custom hair designs for men and women along with a full slate of beautifying services. The jagged red edge of the salon's ceiling mimics the funky cut and color combinations that stylists craft with Aveda, Redken, and Matrix products, and sleek black chairs and marble counters reflect the classic glamour of updos and professional makeup applications. At nail stations, manicurists primp fingers and toes with polish, acrylics, and elaborate designs based on individual fingerprints, and beauty experts administer pore-cleansing Dermalogica facials and full-body waxes.