After styling hair for 20 years, managing New York salons for 15, and appearing on makeover TV programs, Michaella settled down in Brooklyn. Though settled in one place, she continued to move up and soon opened Salon 718. Recruiting stylists as passionate and opposably thumbed as herself, Michaella and her team specialize in coloring and execute services in a sleek space with white walls and long, steel-framed mirrors. To add a touch more indulgence to the experience, Michaella invites her clients to Merlot Thursdays, where they can sip a glass of red.
At The Wax Room, an experienced aesthetician launches offensive strikes against stubble using quality hard and soft wax. By focusing solely on waxing treatments, she has cultivated expertise in Brazilian waxes and eyebrow shaping. All treatments are performed within a single room as private as a desert island surrounded by killer watchdolphins. The beautifier pampers skin with after-care products from Serious Serum to diminish inflammation and angry bumps. Results last up to eight weeks, at which point hair resurfaces softer and finer in texture.
Shic by Soketah Hair, Nail & Beauty Bar's detail-oriented technicians refinish weathered digits with several relaxing nail-care treatments. The 45-minute mani-pedi combo commences by shaping the nails into delicate moon slivers before softening the cuticles with a warm soak and a viewing of Gone with the Wind. Once mitts and piggies have been thoroughly scrubbed, a pampering practitioner adorns nails with a coat of high-quality OPI or Essie polish in a color of the client's choosing.
The practiced coif gurus at this boutique salon deliver innovative cuts, customized or corrective coloring, and hair repair treatments in a relaxed, homey setting. Style-savvy clients can opt for a haircut (adults $43–$50, tweens $35) or a blow-dry ($35+), and then punch up their mane's eye-watering reflectivity with a color gloss ($40). Guests seeking a darker or lighter hue for their ringlets can seek shade adjustment with a re-touch treatment ($60+) or single process color session ($70+). Many of the salon's premier hair-coloring products are imported from Italy, and contain little to no ammonia or 2003 Fiats. Bright yellow curtains, worn wooden furniture, and an overhead chandelier contribute to Le Petit Chandelier's cozy, living room-esque décor that puts guests at ease with its casual ambience. You can use today's Groupon across multiple visits, or style hair for a single day filled with proms, weddings, and murder mystery dinners playing the role of Colonel Samuels, the mercurial army officer with a gimp knee and a mean streak.
Spavana Day Spa & Laser Center helps faces to regain their natural allure with a line of facials targeted to specific concerns. Following a skin consultation and cleanse, a one-minute peel gently removes dead skin cells, trading harsh chemicals and wallpaper strippers for a gentle blend of fruit enzymes such as coconut and papaya or pomegranate and blueberry.
Cala Luna Salon and Spa offers a transcendent array of body-and mind-restoring services in a chic salon environment. Today’s Groupon gives you freedom of aesthetic choice, beginning with a potential refashioning of your silky-follicled head helmet. Salon owner and hair artist Angie Steinhauser leads a team of dedicated stylists in pursuit of eyebrow and hairdo harmony, from which you'll reap the benefits of subtly arched brows ($12+) and an expertly crafted hair style ($35+ for a women's cut and style). Cuticle-conscious clients can gift themselves two manicures from Kim Mitchell, one of Cala Luna’s esteemed nail beautifiers. Or bring a friend and gossip about Niels Bohr’s penchant for bringing mini atomic bombs to cocktail parties while getting simultaneous nail touch-ups. Finally, a 30-minute massage from massage therapist and tension exterminator Lori Surbaugh relaxes and revives sore, knotty backs.