YY Salon balances the yin and yang of personal wellness and spiritual peace with an intimate spa environment and a mega-lotus-flower's worth of services. Haircuts ($65–$135 for women, $40–$90 for men) are scheduled for one-hour appointment slots, so locks can relax and open themselves up to the snip of the shears, and a shampoo and style ($50–$100) cleans and crafts hair into follicular fine art. For a change in tone, stylists can apply a single-process hair color ($65–$135) or a mini foil application ($90–$160). No service at YY Salon is complete without a beverage to keep hair dressees well-hydrated. And since YY Salon is a non-tipping business, clients can avoid the oft-awkward offering of dollar bills or Navajo beads that generally accompanies satisfactory services. As a bonus, YY Salon is giving Groupon purchasers a free eight-ounce bottle of its shampoo.
Under the guidance of professional makeup artist and founder Lina Sogomonyan, Le Visage Makeup Boutique helps fine-tune faces with exclusive, handpicked beauty products. The shop’s shelves form a flesh-toned rainbow of cosmetic and skincare products from brands such as Talulah Skincare, Paula Dorf, and Dermalogica that are well suited for a range of ages and skin types. The friendly staff can help shoppers paint facial frescos with advice on matte foundations from Bare Minerals ($28) and Aphrodite ORA mineral bronzer by Julie Hewett ($30) or help eyes kick their cigar habits by arming them with Cargo SmokyEye Duo palettes ($28). Cheek canvases can go from bedecked back to blank with help from Dermalogica's UltraCalming cleanser ($33) or get sun-kissed without having to buy it dinner first by brushing on an Ultra bronzer from FaceAtelier ($30).
Northern Lights Spa offers a full catalog of healing services that can be individualized to soothe specific tensions. Stressful things such as jobs and stress can transform your once-nimble muscles into rigid two-by-fours. A hot-stone massage will relight your internal furnace and flexibilify your tense muscles. For 75 minutes, one of Northen Lights' friendly massage therapists strategically arranges gently heated smooth basalt-lava stones on your body to deliver a comfortable warmth that will drain away tension and bring your muscles to optimal stress-exorcism temperature. For a shoulder-to-toe experience, an exfoliating and relaxing body brushing and hydrating honey mud foot treatment will accompany your massage. Those accumulating Earth-conscious karma can rejoice in Northern Lights' administration of Aubrey Organics' skincare products and natural massage oils. Call to schedule an appointment.
The team of stylists at Cut N' Shears is like a family, originally forged from friends who met on a naval vessel in 2007. In addition to military camaraderie, the glue that bonds the Cut N' Shears community also contains a shared passion for hair design—stylist Marrico Simpson began cutting hair when he was 11 years old, and Tausha George when she was 13. Today, the salon channels that experience into services for the whole family, including cuts and beard trims for men, perms and relaxers for women, and fades and braids for kids. Focusing its mission around making a change, Cut N' Shears ensures clients leave with makeovers that may inspire other life changes, such as only speaking to their bank tellers in the form of a riddle.
At The Barber Pole, gentlemen with distinct hair preferences can trim their noodle nests into prim, eye-catching coiffures. A talented staff of experienced snippists molds the follicle farms of visitors while subduing unruly cowlicks and trimming sap-soaked tree branches. When paired with a cut, a meticulous shave accents the head's top trim like a hair-based diacritic. Each shave includes a hot lather and a light, soothing massage of the shoulders and upper back. Top-notch products are used, including Paul Mitchell, American Crew, and Royal Spa. Additionally, visitors can wind down and relax in a friendly atmosphere that boasts a nostalgic sports setting showcasing interesting memorabilia, such as Ty Cobb’s autographed right arm.