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Angela Henson is not one to rest on her laurels. Over the course of her decade-long career, she’s been constantly seeking out the latest ways to make her clients look and feel beautiful. To this end, she has supplemented her natural talents for haircuts, waxing, and Redken coloring with a fistful of specialized certifications: one for Keratin complex smoothing means she can flatten frizzy locks to optimize manageability, and an endorsement from Cinderella hair extensions proves she can install the company’s line of 100% human locks without the need for super glue or a Boy Scout badge in overhand knot tying. Angela can also renew skin surfaces with advanced chemical peels from PCA Skin and microdermabrasions from Genesis BioSystems.:m]]

296 Hickman Road
Waukee,
IA
US

Tucked right off of Hickman Road, Kreative Styles stands ready to welcome locks and their owners. Led by a stylist with over a decade of experience, the salon's team creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, chatting amiably as they rifle through mirror-side cabinets stocked with professional-grade products and hopeful scissor understudies. They imbue locks with rich color and eye-catching highlights, tame flyaways with smoothing treatments, and rid the skin of unwanted hairs in quick waxing sessions.

296 W Hickman Rd
Waukee,
IA
US

The experienced stylists at this family-friendly salon aren't just masters of classic and contemporary cuts. They're also color-correction experts eager to help remedy manes left discolored after a botched at-home dye job or an accidental tumble into a neighbor's ink-filled pool. To ensure guests leave looking equally polished below the bouffant, the staff at Entourage Salon also offers waxing and nailcare, whereas a visit with the studio's licensed massage technician guarantees bodies leave feeling as good as they look.

5500 Merle Hay Rd
Johnston,
IA
US

With more than 13 years of snipping experience under her comb-filled belt, stylist Nicki Owens revamps tired looks with salon services ranging from cuts and highlights to facial waxing. She also reshapes the movements of hair itself, smoothing out frizz with relaxers or increasing functionality through perms. Nicki stays ready to adjust styles throughout the day, often scheduling appointments in the evening to accommodate work schedules or fear of the sun.

2440 82nd Pl
Urbandale,
IA
US

Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients? tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 200 locations across 16 states.

The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to UV beds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the UV-free, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin?s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios?s chariot within 46 seconds.

8545 Hickman Rd
Urbandale,
IA
US

Blowouts: Hot Air with a Purpose

Sure, you can blow-dry your hair at home, but it likely won?t be quite the same as a salon blowout. Find out why with Groupon?s look into the blowout?s sleek mystique.

There?s something like old-time alchemy going on every time someone gets a blowout. Take a couple of elemental ingredients?wind and heat?combine them with a professional?s trained hand and strong wrist, and you end up with something precious: movie-star hair. The actual process is simple: the stylist washes the hair, then blow-dries it in small sections to the client?s specifications, often using a round brush to create smooth volume. The result might be straight, wavy, or purposely tousled, and it can be such a look changer that some women refrain from washing their hair for days afterward to maintain the glamour. Many people find the service so valuable they return to the salon for it between haircuts, sometimes several times a week.

In some ways, this practice is a throwback to the beauty parlors of the past, where women would drop in weekly to have their hair styled and set. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis used to get her hair blown out three times a week in the 1960s and 1970s; today, reportedly, so do celebs such as Kate Middleton and Gwyneth Paltrow. To keep up with demand, blowout-only salons have popped up in the last few years, dedicating all their chairs to the service.

10079 Hickman Rd
Urbandale,
IA
US