Color & Highlights in Urbandale

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Elements Salon and Studios' stylist Britni Smith modifies tress hues, highlights hair, trims manes, styles curls, and spray tans. A haircut for men ($25) or women ($35) pares down unruly strands to reveal lustrous locks free of unsightly split ends and nesting finches. Add depth to coifs with face-framing partial highlights ($65), or emit an all-over glow with a set of full highlights ($80). Britni can revive dully hued hair with a color glaze ($30) or an all-over color ($65). Like the sun's rays, Smith has the ability to bronze skin with a spray tan ($40) and tell you when it is high noon. Salon guests can also refresh thirsty follicles with a deep-conditioning treatment ($25) or remove unwanted facial fuzz with a lip or brow wax ($15).

2615 86th St
Urbandale,
IA
US

Salon 86 is a full-service salon and spa that offers a plethora of services, including custom cuts, coloring, makeup applications, and facials. Tangled tresses can be snipped and shaped by a member of the salon's polished posse of scissor-wranglers. Or, modify your mop with a splash of all-over color, partial-foil highlights, or a permanent straightening. Remove excess hair completely with a waxing service, or put a good face on with a nourishing and hydrating aromatherapy facial. Those wishing to cultivate close-cropped locks into luxuriant hair gardens can consult with a stylist to discuss a set of glue-in or sew-in extensions.

3709 86th St
Urbandale,
IA
US

Blowouts: Hot Air with a Purpose

Sure, you can blow-dry your hair at home, but it likely won?t be quite the same as a salon blowout. Find out why with Groupon?s look into the blowout?s sleek mystique.

There?s something like old-time alchemy going on every time someone gets a blowout. Take a couple of elemental ingredients?wind and heat?combine them with a professional?s trained hand and strong wrist, and you end up with something precious: movie-star hair. The actual process is simple: the stylist washes the hair, then blow-dries it in small sections to the client?s specifications, often using a round brush to create smooth volume. The result might be straight, wavy, or purposely tousled, and it can be such a look changer that some women refrain from washing their hair for days afterward to maintain the glamour. Many people find the service so valuable they return to the salon for it between haircuts, sometimes several times a week.

In some ways, this practice is a throwback to the beauty parlors of the past, where women would drop in weekly to have their hair styled and set. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis used to get her hair blown out three times a week in the 1960s and 1970s; today, reportedly, so do celebs such as Kate Middleton and Gwyneth Paltrow. To keep up with demand, blowout-only salons have popped up in the last few years, dedicating all their chairs to the service.

10079 Hickman Rd
Urbandale,
IA
US

Located in an 1,800 sq. ft. salon, Headley & Crawford Salon & Spa?both a Lanza and Dermalogica concept spa?places an emphasis on personalized care which underscores their expansive menu of beauty treatments. Take, for instance, the facials and chemical peels, which begin with a consultation and skin analysis to identify and brainstorm a treatment plan for problems such as blemishes or pores clogged with dead leaves. And the massage treatments are all prefaced by a postural assessment with the therapist to determine which modality is best suited to the client's body or relaxation needs. The meticulous attention to detail extends to the salon side of the business as well, where an emphasis on hygienic practices sees nail technicians sending clients home with single-use files and stylists sending freshly styled strands home perched atop the same head they came in on.

3225 100th Street
Urbandale,
IA
US

Located in an intimate studio, Headley & Crawford Salon & Spa—both a L'ANZA concept salon and Dermalogica concept spa, use CND products for nail treatments. They place an emphasis on personalized care, which underscores their expansive menu of beauty treatments. Take, for instance, the facials and chemical peels, which begin with a consultation and skin analysis to develop a treatment plan for problems such as blemishes or pores clogged with dead leaves. Additionally, massage treatments are all prefaced by a postural assessment with the therapist to determine which modality is best suited to the client's body or relaxation needs. The meticulous attention to detail extends to the salon side of the business as well, where an emphasis on hygienic practices ensures nail technicians send clients home with single-use files and polishes.

3225 100th St.
Urbandale,
Iowa
US

Illusion Salon Studio hairstylist Sarah understands both the beauty and business sides of the hair industry—in 2003, she earned a cosmetology license, as well as a bachelor's in business administration and accounting. Her dedication to her craft didn’t stop with those impressive certifications, though. Since that epic year of educational milestones, Sarah has undergone even more training, becoming a specialist in coloring and precision cutting techniques from Matrix, as well as learning how to effectively perform smoothing treatments with the Keratin Complex System. Sarah shows off all these skills at her cutting station within Illusion Salon Studio in the Ash Creek Center, where she can also be found dolling up clients with foil highlights, facial waxing, and kewpie curl extensions.

3957 100th Street
Urbandale,
IA
US