Before battle, samurai warriors gently exfoliated and deeply cleansed their pores so that they could slay foes with one sexy glance. Become an aesthetic warrior with today's Groupon: for $25, new clients get $50 worth of spa and salon services at Folicle. See why the chic Dilworth salon and spa was named a Salon of Distinction in 2008 by Salon Today; it also earned Best Hair Color, Best Men's Grooming, and Best Spa for Body Treatments from Elevate magazine.
Your Groupon is good for any service at the salon and spa, so opt for a spa pedicure and dip tired toes into a warm therapeutic whirlpool before an aromatherapy oils treatment, a paraffin coating, and a full nail buff or choice of polish ($60). To rejuvenate faces, choose a 30-minute facial ($45) and add on a rejuvenating eye mask ($20). For scented relaxation, a 30-minute full-body massage ($45) with an add-on aromatherapy scalp microtreatment ($20) will give you head-to-toe tinglies. Give yourself a boost for the next round of reality-show auditions with a new haircut (starting at $35), or marvel at the miracle of beautifying science as your stylist corrects, touches up, washes in, or gives you a whole head of new color ($60+). And make sure to leave all unwelcome hairs off the premises before going out into summer, with any of Folicle's waxing treatments ($15+).
Nestled in a quaint, historic, two-story house, the minimalist décor of the lower level—white walls, reflective wood floors, and lime-green salon chairs—enhances the vibrant atmosphere of the salon, while the spa services are secluded in serene private rooms on the second story. Front and back porches make for ideal lounging spots before or after appointments, as well as a picturesque backdrop for glamour shots of your newly beautified toes. Call ahead for an appointment.
With padded lime-green chairs lounging on a pillared porch that runs the length of a two-story, century-old wooden house in Dilworth, Folicle could easily be mistaken for a bed and breakfast at first glance. Though they can’t stay the night, guests are encouraged to stop and rest awhile as stylists and aestheticians snip, shade, and smooth their hair, shape their nails, or unknot their muscles amid floor-to-ceiling mirrors that reflect honey wood floors.
Globetrotting salon CEO Edward Woody shares expertise garnered from training with Vidal Sassoon, Aveda, and the Netherlands’ Keune and a sense of style honed while designing dos for Badgley Mischka, Ellen Tracy, and the fashion spreads of several magazines. Visitors who catch his ear may find him ready to point out the salon’s eco-friendly features, such as a shampoo-area floor made from recycled tennis shoes and furniture made from banana plants whose monkeys had already abandoned them.