Clip's 2000 Hair and Nails is housed in a cheery cottage with rustic hardwood floors, colorful walls, and a soft sofa to lounge on while flipping through glossy fashion magazines. Within this warm and welcoming space, a team of cheerful stylists and nail technicians perform a sweeping array of salon services, from trendy haircuts to glamorous manicures to expert waxing services. The skilled staffers favor quality haircare products from top brands, including replenishing Rusk shampoos and conditioners.
County Line Beauty Salon's technicians have more than 15 years of experience turning unremarkable locks into strikingly colorful and masterfully cut coifs. After clients declare their desired look, stylists snip hairs into place before skillfully deploying blow-dryers to create a lustrous, straightened sheen not unlike that of a freshly ironed snakeskin. Those who choose to top newly cropped coifs with some color can sit back as the salon's stockpile of Redken products power a color conversion that rehues strategically chosen strands to create dynamic partial highlights. A face-framing new cut and blow-dry takes about 45 minutes and highlights usually take an additional hour of chair time. Both treatments can translate into a youthful-looking head, which often translates into a youthful strut and a plethora of compliments from friends, strangers, and the insides of hats. Though not included with this Groupon, full highlights are available for an additional cost.
Salon Chic Downtown’s owner, Rose Zagra, draws on 20 years of beauty-industry experience and nine years as a Creative Nail Design master technician to orchestrate a symphony of luxurious beauty treatments. To guarantee personalized service, each treatment, like all good superhero-sidekick relationships, kicks off with a one-on-one question-and-answer session. Salon Chic's nail technicians have all spent at least five years beautifying extremities, and can beautify nails with traditional polish, long-lasting CND Shellac, or artificial tips that lengthen fingers without having to spike the hand cream with fertilizer. The salon’s hair services include texture-altering treatments that range from perms to Brazilian blowouts, and its facials and chemical peels employ products from Bioelements and SkinMedica to rejuvenate skin.
With more than 25 years of experience, cosmetologist Katherine Long infuses relaxation with depilation, stocking hypoallergenic, soothing oils and honey-based wax in a cozy atmosphere. During a 15-minute facial treatment, honey wax designed specifically for sensitive skin unfastens surplus fuzz on cheeks, lips, and chins. After assessing face's shape and favorite KISS singer, waxing mavens carefully prune and shape brows. Ladies can also opt to smooth arms, underarms, or bikini zones in a 30-minute treatment that begins with a soothing pre-cleanse and wraps up with a skin-pacifying concoction of hypoallergenic oils and creams. A great preparation for vacations and hairless-bear impersonations, back waxing smoothes gentlemen's torsos, and the one-hour leg waxing paired with a hair-growth-slowing cream maintains shorts-ready shanks.
Inside Frenchy’s Beauty Parlor, a team of beauty-school graduates style haircuts both trendy and edgy. Named for the beauty-school dropout in Grease, Frenchy’s embraces the retro aesthetic of the ’50s with rose-colored walls, gauzy pink curtains, and black styling tables. If the parlor occupies a niche, it’s the pinup market. Stylists are adept at dyeing and styling hair to recall the cheeky posters that soldiers would post in their bunks to remind them what they were fighting for: the noble push pin. Stylists are equally talented at framing faces of all ages and genders with classic and trendy cuts, aided by products from, Kevin Murphy, EVO and AG and hair color by Pravana. To complete their look, customers can browse a boutique of hoodies and tank tops emblazoned with the Frenchy’s logo or the label “Beauty School Drop Out.”
It wasn’t a coincidence that Aziz Salon and Day Spa was named after the word for “dear friend” or “loved one.” Since its inception in 1973, Aziz has been treating its clients as treasured friends, personably pampering and beautifying them. Knowledgeable and affable staff members take their time with each client as they cut and color hair, blanket nails in dazzling hues, or affix Xtreme eyelash extensions for Xtreme Prom, which involves jumping dirt bikes over limos. Also a testament to its concern and care for its clients is the salon’s use of renowned product lines such as Kérastase, CosMedix, and ZENT, which harness natural ingredients such organic shea butter to gently soothe skin and hair.