Much like buying a new Corvette, the act of getting a haircut tells the world you’re stylish, open to change, and interested in becoming more aerodynamic. Speed up your style with today’s Groupon: for $65, you get a salon package at Salon Amarti in Alexandria (up to a $165 total value). The package includes the following:
- Haircut and style (a $55 value)
- Full color (an $85 value) or partial highlights (up to a $110 value)
Owner Sammy Amarti and her troupe of accomplished aestheticians at Salon Amarti pamper customers’ hair, nails, and bodies with a slew of personalized services. Guys and gals receive stylish cuts customized to complement their lifestyles, body shapes, or protruding antler nubs. After sheathing the scissors, stylists chat with clients about ideal color treatments to complement their new cuts. Locks painted with full custom color can conceal gray roots and accentuate skin tone, and partial highlighting treatments add sunny shine and depth and turn spotlights on particularly lovely strands. As customers’ hair is reinvigorated, oversize vintage posters, leopard-print upholstery, and scattered plants and flowers lend the salon an air of chic whimsy.
After absorbing foundational and cutting-edge hairstyling techniques in both Paris and New York, Sammy Amarti brought that knowledge home to Washington, DC, and opened up the eponymous Salon Amarti. For 15 years, Sammy and the salon's stable of hairstylists and aestheticians have ushered clients into a tasteful salon space, now swathed in serene lavender and tan hues, to prepare for one of many meticulously executed salon treatments. Hairstylists and color experts use their aesthetic eyes and clients’ feedback to craft ‘dos that enhance facial features or artfully disguise regrettable full-face tattoos of Mike Tyson’s face. Pampering extends beyond the scalp during expert nail services executed by efficient and highly skilled nail technicians. Massage therapists work to reduce stress with light Swedish strokes, deep-tissue work, or the therapeutic signature massage. To tap the fountain of youth, skincare specialists perform facials to clear blemishes and slough away dullness, and they restore suppleness with a line of chemical peels.