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 $99, you get a GK Hair Taming System with Juvexin keratin treatment, administered by Kara Staats at Tricia Anderson Salon (a $250 value).
Experienced stylist and Vidal Sassoon Academy graduate Kara Staats primps and preens unruly strands, calling upon innovative techniques to help her clients cast frizz-free shadows. To tame noncompliant curls, Kara treats tresses to a GK Hair Taming System with Juvexin, a formaldehyde-free formula that enriches while it detangles out-of-control strands.
The 2–3 hour session fortifies follicles with nonhydrolyzed keratin, smothering each strand with nurturing proteins and full-arm bear hugs. The straightening session provides up to five months of frizz-less shine, keeping clients occupied with sleek finger combing and increasingly satisfying slow-motion hair flips.
Kara Staats at Tricia Anderson Salon
Like artists, stylists often learn tricks of the trade from mentors, continuing a rich tradition and forming a solid base from which to grow. Kara Staats, for instance, draws upon the knowledge and fashion savvy of stylist Tricia Anderson, who, according to Forum magazine, studied at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. Staats is also an alumna of that renowned hair-design school, and since tossing her graduation cap into the air has undergone further training to become certified as a GKhair educator. In addition to leaving hair silky and smooth with GKhair's protein-rich formula, Staats transforms looks with cuts and highlights, airbrush makeup, and DreamCatcher extensions that prevent hair from having nightmares about bear traps mistaken for barrettes.