Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists; use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry, and lean back and dream of breakdancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring (starting at $52), highlights (starting at $75), or a perm (starting at $75).
The seasoned, eponymous stylist of salonMar specializes in Brazilian Blowout and Brazilian Blowout Zero treatments designed to outfit clients with sleeker, frizz-free manes for up to 12 weeks. After a one-on-one consultation, Mar begins the smoothing process by detangling hair and removing traffic cones to pave a clear thoroughfare for a specially formulated anti-residue shampoo. Once tresses are towel-dried and split into four sections, a Brazilian Blowout elixir forges a protective protein layer from root to tip. Though this doesn't repair or remove split ends, the treatment does aim to repair chemical damage and strengthening strands against further breakage. A blow-dry ousts lingering moisture, and then the stylist glazes over each hair quadrant up to 10 times with a professional-grade infrared flatiron. The procedure concludes with the Brazilian Blowout smoothing serum and a finishing blow-dry by a huffing and puffing wolf.
Toshia grew up in a family of cosmetologists and barbers, so when she decided to follow the same career path, no one was surprised. Specializing in braiding, Toshia has steady hands able to transform heads of hair into corn rows, micros, dreadlocks, and Senegalese braids. But that's not all she can do. At Toshia's Unique Styles, she performs relaxer treatments, adds extensions crafted from human hair, waxes lips and brows, and cleans out clogged pores during facials. Toshia is also a recruiter and educator for Austin Cosmetology Institute, where she teaches budding hair stylists the latest techniques.
At Bella Body Design, slimming down clients' silhouettes takes teamwork. The clinic specializes in body-contouring treatments that combine radio, monopolar, bipolar, and tripolar frequency waves—a six-stage sytem that reduces fat and cellulite while contouring to the shape of the body more efficiently than either method alone, and is the only Austin-area clinic to use this system. As the radio-frequency waves heat the fat cells beneath the skin, ultrasonic waves rupture and break them up, followed by the vacuum to push the breakage into the lymphatic system. From there the body metabolizes the cells naturally, which leaves skin smoother on areas such as the stomach, thighs, and arms. The treatment also works on the face and chin, where it fades wrinkles and lifts sagging skin without clients having to resort to strips of duct tape attached to helium balloons. Each session is gentle, noninvasive, and, unlike surgeries with similar effects, requires no downtime.
A licensed barber for more than 10 years, Jarrod Papen shortens and shapes locks for patrons of all ages at his station at Crestview Barber Shop. In 45- to 60-minute sessions, Jarrod skillfully snips bangs and sideburns before lassoing cowlicks with a well-placed wet comb. A relaxing, clarifying shampoo cleanses strands before or after the cut, allowing gents to appear regal without borrowing Henry VIII's bib. A warm-lather shave leaves necks tingling in newfound freedom from stubble. A classic black- and white-checkered floor stretches across Crestview’s charming interior, and a wooden rocking horse glances jealously at freshly clipped manes.