Recently featured in Los Angeles magazine and Nylon, Hairroin Salon is home to a dedicated posse of hair wranglers and natural-beauty miners. Shear Genius season three finalist Janine Jarman refines her head-crafting craft at Hairroin, and all of the salon’s stylists donate their talents to the Los Angeles Youth Network and the Beauty Bus. In addition to a haircut, you’ll have access to the shampoo bar, which lets you pick between purifying, smoothing, volumizing, and moisturizing treatments, leaving your hair impeccably clean and worthy of being shaved off and used to stuff expensive pillows. Though they aren’t included in this Groupon, Foxy Fridays bring back the age-old tradition of free champagne and $35 blowouts.
Inside the sunny La Peer Beauty shop, patrons assisted by licensed pulchritude professionals browse glass shelves stacked high with candy-colored OPI nail polish, high-end skincare and hair products, and fragrances in twinkling bottles or room diffusers. Colognes such as Thymes’s Agave Nectar leave a bright, crisp fragrance on dermises, and skincare regimens from brands such as Dermalogica treat façades stressed out by harsh weather or the thought that professional wrestling is fake. An arsenal of curling and straightening irons and hair-dryer attachments help home stylists create their ideal dos, and hairsprays such as L’Oreal Elnett keep styles fast in place. An onsite salon puts La Peer’s products to the test as stylists trim hair or add extensions, aestheticians treat skin with facials and eye treatments, and wax techs whisk away unwanted hairs.
Though it may not be an actual gallery, Cosmetic Gallery contains such a wealth of beauty products that it can turn faces into works of art. Top-shelf cosmetics from lines such as Dermalogica, Clarins, and Decléor infuse skin with natural ingredients that both cleanse and diminish signs of aging. La Prairie products rejuvenate sensitive skin, and Smashbox makeup enhances features with eye shadows, blushes, and lip glosses. The beauty hot spot's soothing services include microdermabrasions, herbal peels, and makeup applications for weddings or TV viewings of weddings.
The Executive Cut and Shave—voted Best Barber on the 2013 LA Hot List—ramps up the old-fashioned-barbershop service with new man-cave ideology. They offer personal TVs at each cutting station, billiards, and a complimentary cocktail or beverage. In addition to cultivating face-flattering cuts, skilled stylists can smooth out mugs with a lather shave or evict unwanted hair with specialty waxing services.