Before modern blowout treatments, the only way to straighten out hair was with a clothes iron or a stern lecture from Miss Manners. Try simpler techniques with today’s Groupon: for $119, you get a Bumble and bumble. Concen-straight hair-smoothing treatment at SalonBlu in Mayfield Village (a $300 value). Clients with especially thick or long hair can purchase extra elixir at $50 per ounce.
SalonBlu’s expert stylists fortify and soften locks with 2 ounces of Bumble and bumble. Concen-straight elixir, which uses natural ingredients to uncoil hair and imbue it with long-lasting silkiness. The treatment’s unique formula eschews potentially harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, cysteine, and lye, relying instead on proteins culled from plants and sustainably harvested granola bars to transform scraggly hair into a sheen-infused mane. After each treatment, tresses keep frizz at bay whether clients let their hair air-dry naturally or heat style with a blow-dryer. SalonBlu permeates its studio space with rich blue walls and royal-blue styling chairs, punctuated with blond woods, black-and-white photography, and a sleek chrome coffee machine that keeps guests from falling asleep by telling riveting stories about its time as the personal coffee maker to Gerald Ford.
Though their talents are as diverse as their tools—which include products from Bumble and bumble, Wella, OPI, and Dermalogica—the stylists and beauty experts at SalonBlu share a single mission: to enhance their clients’ natural beauty. The expert stylists customize cuts for heads all shapes and sizes and add luster to hair with infusions of proteins culled from plants and sustainably harvested granola bars. On the other side of the salon, skincare specialists beautify visages with facial treatments that range from peels to microdermabrasions and nail technicians brush on chip-resistant shellac polish and apply artificial nails. The full-service salon also hosts a team of massage therapists, that shoos away stress with five different modalities, including an express scalp massage and a more intensive chakra-balancing treatment.
SalonBlu permeates its studio space with royal-blue styling chairs, punctuated with blond woods, black-and-white photography, and a sleek, chrome coffee machine that keeps guests from falling asleep by telling riveting stories about its time as the personal coffeemaker to Gerald Ford.