Amid ocean-blue walls splashed with tropical orange accents and beach-themed décor, Salon Makai's seasoned stylists relax, nourish, and refine harried heads with expert precision. Patrons sidle up to a shampoo station to let stylists shower heads in warm, soothing water and slather strands with a rich deep-conditioning serum. Focused fingers then massage the scalp, soothing cranial surfaces stressed out from months of tight ponytails and burrowing hair gophers. Finally, scissors snip away old growth and sculpt a sophisticated new cut, after which clients can return home to style tresses to suit their tastes or bask in a professional blow-dry and style for an additional $20.
The friendly staff at Swanky! lull clients' meddling mind matter with a soothing touch paralleled only by the voices of NPR. Chatter drifts between beauty beds and chairs, creating an ambience warmed further by precision, style, and experience.
Studio J offers salon and spa services for every corner of the corpus. Pamper exhausted extremities with a 60-minute ultimate hand therapy treatment ($40), a relaxing manicure in which a passionate team of experienced professionals dips your hands in hot oil and paraffin wax before swaddling them in warm mittens and lulling them to sleep with a soothing massage and a nail trim and polish. Studio J's hair services, meanwhile, can either cage fly-away follicles with a cut and style ($42–$48 for women)—which includes a complimentary makeup touch-up—or banish unwanted body hair to the Phantom Zone with a bikini wax ($45) or a brow wax ($15). Your Groupon's value can also be used to Technicolor your tresses with a full coloring ($75–$90) or a design perm ($75–$110, includes haircut).
Miniature overhead spotlights illuminate the salon’s centerpiece—an ornate mural with Romanesque columns and lush painted greenery. Amid these cozy accents, skilled stylists administer face-flattering cuts and jazzy color highlights. Clients may also solicit the salon for a long-lasting mani-pedi or retreat to a private room for a soothing hot-stone or deep-tissue massage.
Expert stylist Jennifer Baker works within Tuscan Salon, which stays true to its name with earth-toned walls and a painted Roman column enshrouded by leafy branches. Amid this decor, Ms. Baker snips strands, strengthens hair with deep-conditioning treatments, and adds highlights.