When a nationally acclaimed troupe of hair-crobats comes to your cottage to whisk you away on their traveling wig wagon, be waiting for them with your follicular A-game. For $50, today's Groupon gives you fashionable locks with $100 worth of hair services at Grand Illusions Hair Studio in El Segundo. Cut, style, straighten, perm, or extend your hair to match the collectible figurine you constructed of yourself over the holiday season.
The interior at Snip-its Kids Hair Salon & Spa looks like a kids' playhouse, highlighted by colorful, floor-to-ceiling murals. Those surroundings are enough to make kids forget that they're getting a haircut, and that's part of the point. Kids enjoy educational video games during haircuts or try services that they're actually excited about, such as manicures and updos. Trained stylists boast safety measures such as safety straps for toddlers, and parents can sit next to children the entire time.
All of the products at the salon are specifically crafted for kids, and there are lots of other touches that go far beyond those old coloring books. This approach has landed the company in publications that range from the Washington Post to LA Parent. Their unique approach also includes themed beauty parties for kids such as Glamour, Trip-to-Hollywood, and Rock Star & Spa, during which youngsters romp through the space wearing costumes and robes and sipping juice boxes.
Working mere blocks from the Pacific Ocean, Six Degrees Salon and Spa’s team of stylists distills the sea’s natural beauty and calming influence into beauty treatments under the guidance of co-owners Joel and Frida Silva, authorities in haircare and skincare services, respectively. While stylists trim hair and wax errant fringe in the second floor’s open, hardwood-floored salon upstairs, licensed massage therapists knead out kinks and aestheticians unleash powerful facials and peels on blemishes in the downstairs spa and boutique. Armed with products from top-tier companies such as Obagi and Moroccanoil, the beautifiers render coifs and skin more healthy and radiant than a nutritionist's grocery list left in a running microwave.
From her station within the ocean-inspired digs of The Loft Salon, Bridgett Ballou draws on 18 years of experience cutting, coloring and smoothing hair with keratin treatments to craft a flattering look for every client. Guests in her talented hands can gaze out the windows at the surrounding beachside community as they bask in new hairstyles or vibrant makeup applications. Those waiting their turn, meanwhile, can kick back on a furnished outdoor patio, where swaying palm trees silently beg the stylist to smooth their unruly fronds.
If Tamara Roberts' salon were any closer to the Pacific, she'd need to set up shop on an inflatable raft. Luckily the only waves she traverses here are the stylish kind. Throughout Tamara's career, which spans more than 15 years, she's become an expert at tailoring layers and color treatments to her customer's needs. Clients may also solicit her expertise for deep conditioning or a swanky special-occasion updo.