A good stylist can wield scissor blades well enough to sculpt a flawless hairdo, slice vegetables in midair, or cut a piece of construction paper into an exact outline of the Polynesian triangle. Procure a talented stylist with this Groupon.
$119 for Brazilian Keratin Straightening Treatment ($300 Value)
During the approximately two-hour treatment, dexterous hands wash head whiskers with a clarifying shampoo before applying a keratin elixir root to tip (customers can choose the formaldehyde-free Lasio Keratin Tropic). Next, stylists subject strands to blasts of hot air, which seal in the keratin proteins and lock out misbehaving frizz. Hair then yields to the touch of a 450-degree flatiron, which leaves coifs smooth, shiny, and as moisturized as a bodybuilder’s biceps. The treatment's de-frizzing effects can last for two to three months. This deal is only valid at the Bellmore location.
At Aura Salon's two locations, a flock of stylists swoops over coiffures with scissors and brand-name products in tow, ready to renovate outmoded hairstyles. After emerging from a flurry of snips, newly fashioned hairdos can reap the benefits of further embellishment, such as extensions, highlights, and Brazilian Keratin treatments, which render kinky manes manageable and prevent out-of-control locks from tussling with loose USB cords. The salon's multitalented team of beauticians also boosts outer allure with waxing services, makeup application, and special packages for brides-to-be.
The Bellmore location's rich interior swells with Victorian elegance, punctuated by golden lamps, finely upholstered couches, gilded mirrors, and garnet-hued wallpaper. The Long Beach location, on the other hand, strikes a different chord with its beach-like setting marked by sandy hues, bright foliage, and pictures of oceanic wildlife. While visitors abandon the stresses of the outside world, they can wile away the time sipping on complimentary cappuccino, tea, wine, or bottled water and conversing with well-mannered brooms dressed in petticoats.