In a room punctuated with posters of Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland, the air crackles with the sound of popcorn popping as people pull cold drinks from a Coca-Cola machine or pose for a picture on a red-carpet runway. Though it sounds like the ambiance of a movie premiere or a dreamed-up DMV, the old-school Hollywood atmosphere sets the tone for LadyLash Cafe, a salon specializing in eyelash extensions. Lash stylist Santana augments patrons’ lash lines with clustered extensions, using less for basic applications and more for dramatic MegaLashes treatments.
Perry McCrackin has been styling tresses for a diverse clientele since 1986. In addition to snipping tresses and beautifying brides with updos, highlights locks with Pravana and Redkin tints. Today, caters to clients inside Normal Town Salons as an independent contractor.
Cindy German-Day, Nuance Skin Boutique's master cosmetologist, has more than 25 years of skincare experience, so it's no surprise that she's been asked to share her knowledge as the aesthetics instructor at Athens Technical College. When she's not busy teaching, she's providing her clients with skincare services that emphasize a clinical approach: microdermabrasion, natural skin peels, and European facials. Her center also carries such cosmeceutical lines as Image Skincare and Agera Laboratories so that clients can continue caring for their skin at home or inside a locked chifforobe.
Shenanigans offers personalized ’dos in a friendly, comfortable environment. A root-rejuvenating, deep-conditioning treatment will hydrate harried locks while repairing heat damage and improving shine. Then, a stylist will play the Hall to your Oates, collaborating with you to craft a cut that harmonizes with your facial structure, hair texture, and soulful vocals. Snipping lank layers and frumpy frizz, your hairtaker will reveal the soft, sleek beauty hidden in your hair's heart, like a rare jungle diamond. Satisfied Groupon holders can also invest in the upkeep of their main mane with a 10% discount on all hair-care products sold in the store.
City Salon & Spa enhances beauty with a full range of more than 20 academy-trained stylists, massage technicians, and aestheticians. With the blow-dry and style (a $45 value), the stalwart stylistas wield their arsenal of hair-harnessing tools to artfully arrange clients’ coifs. Weary digits will enjoy a renewal hand treatment, which polishes away dead cells and tickle-prone barnacles, and smothers skin in a warm, antioxidant-rich repairing mask (a $15 value). A massage with warm oil ousts any remaining tension from all thumb-nook and wrist-valley colonies.
The Artisan Hair Salon's originator and chief tress-tamer, Marie Clark, whips feral manes into well-mannered coifs with attentive, personalized care. Inside a one-chair emporium of style, she utilizes more than 12 years of pate-pleasing practice to sculpt accentuating face-frames in fashions both classic and contemporary. Surrender locks to her skilled scissors and relax while well-aimed snips leave hair as sleek and brilliant as Einstein on a moped. Stressed men will enjoy the scalp massage, which melts away tension and clears minds of excess Golden Girls quotes, while women can edit Mother Nature's palette selection with a color glaze. Due to limited salon space, call ahead to avoid long waits.