Cutting Image Salon's staff of keratin artists sculpts manes into trendy styles with a full arsenal of services. A shampoo, haircut, and style ($25+) cleanses scalps before shaping hairdos into shorter, more aerodynamic versions of themselves. Perms ($60+) combine science and artistic vision to mold curlier coifs, and partial highlights ($55+) imbue heads with a two-toned look inspired by traditional barber poles. Aestheticians can shape eyebrows ($15) with the nimble touch of a watchmaker playing Jenga or demystify the art of cosmetology for customers with a makeup lesson ($60). Because this Groupon is valid for all stylists at the Gastonia salon and junior stylists only at the Huntersville salon, prices vary by location.
Students at Paul Mitchell the School Gastonia learn techniques cultivated by the widely acclaimed brand that has received many honors, including mentions in Esquire, Seventeen, and Allure magazines. The school’s pupils beautify clients with a host of services, including haircuts, color treatments, perms, and updos that match the ice sculptures you saw at your cousin’s wedding.
A strong believer that laughter and spirited conversation play as important a role in its guests’ salon experience as the skills of its stylists, Classic Salon’s talented staff goes out of its way to make each patron feel welcome. Sporting their signature smiles, the coiffeur experts deploy high-quality styling products from brands including Redken, Keune, and Joico as they transform lackluster strands into radiant 'dos. Amid the rhythmic clips of scissors and the soothing hum of hairdryers, stylists perform chic feats of coiffing via services that include everything from colorful foils to bang trims that keep hair and overgrown thought bubbles from obstructing sightlines.
The staff at Lux Salon South's boutique-sized facility transforms the look of hair, skin, and eyelashes. They can use keratin to straighten curly hair or chemical peels to clear faces of wrinkles, scars, and skin blemishes. With similar attention to detail, lash specialists work with clients to choose the right length of eyelash extensions, and then install full sets strand-by-strand.
When Nicole Peskin earned her cosmetology licensed in 2001, that wasn’t the end of her education. She continued with advanced trainings in cutting techniques, color applications, and special styles for a night on the town. She dispenses her skills at Creative Layers Hair & Art Studio, where Nicole is her own boss, which only gets confusing when she must request a day off.
Ladies who are bored with the crew cut their Army barber gives them every week can try a new look with today's Groupon. For $20, new clients get a haircut, blow-dry, and styling at Cirrus Salon (a $40+ value). Call ahead to schedule an appointment, since old-timey director's megaphones are getting pricier on eBay every day.