The stylists at Concept36, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, create bold new looks with haircuts and color treatments from their color bar. Their skill with hues can be seen in their highlights, ombre dyes, and color-corrective services, which erase DIY mistakes or signs of science fiction. The nail technicians on staff perform express and full-length mani-pedis with upgrades to paraffin-wax dips and superdurable Shellac polish.
Highlighted by a black-and-white color scheme, high ceilings, and exposed ductwork, Erika Taylor Urban Spa’s industrial aesthetic stands in contrast to its botanically based spa treatments. And though the skincare and massage services involve plant-based emollients, they also leverage cutting-edge techniques and technologies. For instance, HydraFacials resurface skin and deliver an intense dose of moisture via an instrument that loosens and lifts away dull skin cells by creating a vortex. Hair and nail treatments round out the service menu, helping clients become beautiful from head to dewclaw.
Moroccanoil, Design Essentials, and Kenra hair products help Voda Hair Design’s stylists revamp their clients’ manes. They work inside the shabby-chic salon, where vintage brick walls are dotted with with whimsical paintings in bright blues, oranges, and reds. Industrial-looking workstations host men and women during anything from simple haircuts to fancy updos with cascading curls.
Offering a wide range of skincare and waxing services for men and women, Jolie Laide owner Jillian Brice and her skilled staff streamline skinsuits like a fleet of human Zambonis. Clients can choose to gloss over their lifemobile components with a 45-minute back purifying ($35), 20-minute eye treatment ($15), 45-minute skin therapy session ($75), and more. You can also apply your Groupon toward more pronounced pampering such as an aromatherapy saltscrub ($120) or an enzymatic mudwrap ($135). Being cocooned in super-mud (known in the biz as "beauty filth") also gives you more time to appreciate Jolie Laide's inviting atmosphere, spacious facilities, gentle pastel colors, and touches of retro décor.
The director-level stylists at Jacob Neal Salon reshape coifs into elegant cranial accessories. With a series of snips, trims, and chops, the guiding hands of a trained trimmer sculpt coifs into healthier, stylish ‘dos free from split ends, grown-out layers, and invasive colonies of miniature 1980s hair bands. Stylists then set manes via a blow-dry styling, reading locks for street-strutting debuts. Manes in need of nourishment can undergo the hydrating ministrations of the thermal-ritual treatment mask, which revitalizes hair until it’s as sleek and healthy as a dolphin that goes to the gym every day. Lilac and exposed brick walls ensconce the airy, chandelier-filled space, filling the salon with an upscale atmosphere that exudes relaxation from every surface.
The skilled scissor sorcerers under the direction of owner Christine Chamness are well-versed in reshaping the noggin hedges of both Fabios and Fabias. Men's cuts range from $25 to $35, and women's start at $35, price depending on lock length and solar-flare activity. Products used during your visit will bear a L'Oreal or Redken label—no generic Hairspray®-brand hairspray will be found in these battle stations. Any balance remaining from your Groupon can be carried over to your next visit or applied to other services (although Waldo's will not help you with your Pinewood Derby car, as this would be cheating). With Waldo's waxing services, reshape a gnarly brow for $15, or tame an upper lip for $10. The salon also offers a variety of hair coloring ($65–$130), including the handiwork of Balayage ($85–$140), and blow dry and styling services ($45–$60). Hair will be artfully snipped in accordance with the hair bearer's request. Waldo's offers a comfortable atmosphere to accompany its fantastical crew of scissor slingers, so you can feel relaxed while split ends meet timely ends and rustic 'dos undergo renovations.
Each of the professionals at Creative Beauty Salon boasts her own range of specialties. Two members of the team are particularly adept at sew-in extensions and hair weaving, and all of the stylists are well prepared to handle the needs of natural hair. An in-salon color-and-highlight specialist can also shift roles to smooth skin with facial waxing, and a nail technician focuses solely on keratin residing below the neck, enhancing nails' natural beauty with mani-pedis, acrylic nails, and nail design. They can also impart beauty tips during makeup applications and can easily tend to the beauty needs of larger groups such as wedding parties or competitive conga-liners.