Philosophers call your face "the window to your head," although they would never say it to your head-window. Today's Groupon freshens faces after boostering backs with an hour-long customized massage and a 30-minute facial at Mango Bay Spa and Salon for $45 (a $130 value). Mango Bay is a tropical-themed retreat that CityVoters voted one of the best Indy day spas in 2008 and in 2007. You can either spread the bliss over two separate visits, or get your facial and back rub back-to-back.
Upon entering The Image Creator Salon & Day Spa, clients are greeted by 17 seasoned stylists, each with at least five years of experience. As they cut and color hair, two certified massage therapists attempt to reduce clients’ anxiety with customized massages. Spa packages combine hair, nail, and body treatments to rejuvenate clients without fairy godmothers. After treatments, visitors can peruse a collection of products from brands such as Matrix Biolage, Crew, and Aveda to maintain their new looks at home.
Nicki Lee offers haircuts, styling, and coloring services from her chair inside of Todaze Hair. The stylist can help clients find a new look or subtly refine their current hairdo, and she uses her creative intuition to craft haircuts that embellish their facial features. She also offers coloring treatments, which can help clients look younger and less like a villain in black-and-white films.
With more than 100,000 hairs on the average human head, it can be hard to keep them all in line—unless of course, you're a Beauty by Belle stylist. Like an army of microscopic architects, these hair gurus manufacture change on a strand-level, crafting 'dos to fit both personality and lifestyle. Clients can opt for a simple bang trim, or a comprehensive styling package with layers and multidimensional color. Eyelash extensions and waxing are also available.
At Salon Amore, stylists complement transformative hair, nail, and body treatments with personal attention and modern sensibilities. Products such as Kenra and Pureology cameo in stylistic overhauls as hairdressers trim and shape strands into glamorous hairdos and highlight strands like a college student reading Cliff's Notes. More extensive treatments, such as keratin smoothing care and hair extensions, round out the salon menu, and spa services such as facials, nailcare, and massages invite age-defying specialists to drop their magic below the forehead and give the entire body a stunning glow. The salon also hosts an in-shop boutique with an eclectic assortment of jewelry, lotions, gifts, and decor items.