Ameerah Jones, a stylist at A Better Image Beauty and Barber, loves working on hair of all textures. When Groupon asked what her favorite service was to perform, she was hard-pressed to narrow it down to just one: braiding children's hair, adding silkening treatments to a new haircut, and restoring damaged hair with conditioner treatments—she enjoys them all. One thing she's absolutely sure about, however, is the best part of her job: "working with people and making [them] feel beautiful!"
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Styles and braids, cuts, color, and restorative treatments
Brands Used: Kera Kare, Design Essentials, ISO, Wella, Sebastian, Bumble
Located in Cordova, A Better Image Beauty & Barber Shop is a bustling, popular beauty salon and barbershop, offering a host of pampering services for both men and women. From relaxers and chic haircuts to eyebrow waxing, sew-ins, and full highlights, this salon has plenty to offer its clients, along with its professional yet laid-back atmosphere. Seven licensed stylists and eight licensed barbers mean there's little-to-no wait time at A Better Image Beauty & Barber Shop, and salon-goers can even watch TV in the lobby and in the styling chairs.
When not fashioning disheveled noodles into elegant coifs, experienced stylist Susan Murray gently removes unwanted facial fuzz using soft and exfoliating honey wax for all skin types. A triad of brow-waxing sessions transforms bushy above-the-eye fringe into perfectly arched ocular adornments, ensuring unobstructed vision during javelin-throwing contests. Susan can also tenderly evict scruff from chins and upper lips to stunt the growth of unwanted goatees. Each depilatory session takes up to 15 minutes, after which, clients can expect skin to remain prickle-free for up three weeks and hair to grow softer over time––like the palms of retired mountain climber.
Gould's was voted the city's best day spa and best hair salon in 2013 by the Memphis Flyer, and Commercial Appeal. Today, the inveterate salon and spa now grants clients with an exciting new relaxation experience through Gould's Massage Express.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
A subtly appointed salon, Cloud 9 hums with natural light and potted Memphis plant life. Walls of celadon green and earthy-hued floors lend the interior a relaxing charm, ideal for drifting away as your hair is shaped and molded. Mix and match any of the fabulosity emporium's services to spend today's Groupon. The expert stylists at Cloud 9 can read your brain chemistry and wistful gaze to give you the haircut ($25+ for men, $35+ for women) that will flatter your face shape and fit effortlessly into your everyday life of horseback rides and cubicle combat. Give intellectually deprived hair follicles a deep conditioning ($10–$35), or liven up the head-scape with partial highlights ($75+). Cloud 9 also offers a variety of waxing services. Standing alone, eyebrow and lip waxes cost $15, while buying them wholesale comes to $28. Clear the bikini zone for bloomers season ($55+), or get your back as slippery and smooth as a dolphin fin ($40+).