Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists; use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry, and lean back and dream of breakdancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring (starting at $52), highlights (starting at $75), or a perm (starting at $75).
JPS Dressers, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, arms elite stylists with professional products to streamline unruly manes. Beautifiers consult with clients and the minutes from weekly psychic appointments to determine desired styles, then skim off frayed edges, unlock knots with brief complimentary massages, and outfit noggins with custom coifs ($45–$75 for haircuts). Gentle corkscrews spill over shoulders after permanent-wave treatments ($75–$125), and all-over-single-process-color sessions ($75–$125) drench locks in fresh hues. Stylists lather up and tuck tendrils into new 'dos ($45–$75) or accentuate natural beauty with soft glazes of makeup ($45–$75) to play up prized features and downplay third eyes.
Rock music and pizza. It’s an unlikely pairing as the inspiration for an Aveda salon, but in the hands of friends Jentry and Katy, it grew beyond that as the foundation of their local hair and makeup hub.
An Austin native, co-owner, and stylist, Jentry would sneak into his hometown’s Black Cat music venue while still underage to catch sight of acts such as Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Over the years, the hall came to represent Austin’s unique charm and live-music foundation, never succumbing to gimmickry or the status-quo throughout its lifespan. The venue’s ability to stick to its roots stayed with Jentry, remaining an inspiration when years later, he and a client, marketing whiz Katy, dreamed of opening their own salon. After months of late-night pizza-and-brainstorming sessions, the concept for their salon came full circle when a black kitten curled up on Jentry’s porch. In a unique move toward remembering a tenacious rock bar and what it stood for, the twosome founded their salon: The Black Cat.
Today, a fleet of stylists brandish their shears, color, and powder puffs amid decor that reflects The Black Cat’s grittier roots. Clients see the vintage script of the “Sorry, We’re Open” front sign before encountering the salon’s gray and blue walls accented with rustic wood furniture and panels. The result is a carefully curated contrast of sleek and scuffed, much like a hitchhiker’s diamond cufflinks.
Twelve years ago, husband-and-wife team Chris and Shirley Yawata envisioned a community-oriented salon specializing in island-inspired looks. Drawing on a combined 18 years of experience in the hair industry, the couple made their vision a reality when they opened Island Style Cuts.
Thousands of cropped tresses later, the salon’s stylists continue to craft hairdos for customers of all ages and preferences—from timeless to funky and many styles in between. Feather and vivid extensions make loud fashion statements without damaging hair, and highlights find inspiration in the local islands with accents available in volcanic red, deep-ocean blue, and sunburned-tourist pink. Committed to supporting their community, the Yawatas can often be found doling out free haircuts to children’s soccer teams and supporting the local Citizen’s Patrol.
An integral cog of the beauty industry for more than 25 years, Salon AVA's owner, head stylist, and namesake trims and tints, tresses alongside a team of stylists, each of which counts at least 15 years of experience. They flesh out a menu of traditional salon services with contemporary methods for pampering manes, such as the Japanese Mucota treatment. This replenishing serum infuses damaged, tightly coiled, or scurvy-stricken tresses with a natural enzyme that straightens hair to a natural, healthy shine. As stylists dream up new designs, pillars of light illuminate clients' glossy tendrils and bounce off the parquet floors, which sport modish, bright-orange chairs.
The experts at Body Wraps By The Sea rely on Suddenly Slender–brand wraps, which use elastic bandages and a nondehydrating mineral solution that can contribute to a visually slimmer appearance and tighter skin. They are so confident that their clients will appear at least 6 inches slimmer for women and 4 inches slimmer for men that they guarantee each treatment. In addition to the wraps, they further detoxify bodies with ionic foot cleanses and supply a variety of weight-loss products.