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By Allison Warenik-Queenan

Don’t feel blue about having major knit hat head in the midst of the most brutal winter on record for New York City. There’s no better pick me up than treating yourself to a little pampering. And I have all of the info you need for super hair freebies and discounts.

First off, for you curly haired girls, CURLS hair care products is offering a special giveaway to Beauty News readers. Their fun products are made from organic ingredients, contain no animal products and are used by celebrities like Halle Berry and Zoe Saldana. Three readers will get a set of four products, focusing on CURLS four-step process of curly hair care- cleansing, conditioning, moisturizing and styling: CURLS Curlicious Cleaning Cream, CURLS Coconut Sublime Conditioner, CURLS Quenched Curls Moisturizer and CURLS Curl Gel-les’c (pronounced jealousy).

Here is what you do. First fan BeautyNews on Facebook. Then send your name, address, phone number and Facebook ID to contact@beautynewsnyc.com by Wednesday, February 2nd. Three winners will be chosen at random.

Now, if you are looking for a little salon pampering, look no further. The Antoino Prieto Salon at 127 West 20th Street is holding a special fundraiser on Saturday, February 6th for the PTA of PS 107. All services will be discounted and all proceeds will go to the PS 107 PTA. Some of the discounts offered:

Haircuts by Antonio, normally $200, are $100
Other Haircuts, normally $110-$135, are $55-$75
Single Process Color, normally $100, is $50
Half Head Highlights, normally $185, are $90
Full Head Highlights, normally $235, are $165
Makeup Application, normally $125, is $50

Call 212-255-3741 to make your appointment and to support a NYC Public School.

The Butterfly Studio Salon at 149 5th Avenue is also offering Valentine weekend hair specials and the opportunity to receive a complimentary blowout. From today through March 31st, if you purchase any three full sized hair products from their salon, you will receive a voucher for a free blow out! As far as Valentine’s weekend goes, on Saturday, February 12th, you can book a special couples Scale Treatment in their private treatment rooms for $135 and both you and your honey can relax and fill up on complimentary strawberries and champagne. Or, if your special someone prefers to skip the salon treatments, you can book a blow dry and an eye makeup application for your special dinner out and get a free manicure. Additionally, the salon will be open on February 14th (their normal close day) for up-dos and blow-outs. Call 212-253-2100 for more information.

And last, but certainly not least, the new Vince Smith Hair Experience salon at 300 Rector Place in Battery Park City is offering special packages from February 9th to 16th. The SHINE V-Day Package includes a shine glaze (clear color gloss, Redken Shades EQ), blowout and style (curling iron or flat iron) and full makeup application for $200 (normally $260). The GLOW V-Day Package includes a conditioning treatment (shine treatment, moisture treatment or reconstructive treatment), blowout and style, and full makeup application for $150 (normally $195). The SHIMMER V-Day Package includes conditioning treatment (same as above), blowout and style for $60 (normally $95). Call 212-945-1590 for an appointment and treat yourself. After braving all of this snow, you and your hair certainly deserve it!

Originally published January 2011
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