Equipped with Bumble and bumble and OPI products, the skilled staff at Vixen Hair Studio transform dishevelled mop-tops into stylish new manes, ragged nails into polished ovals, and furry brows into sleek arches. Upon arrival, a beauty expert consults with clients to plan the hair services and skincare treatments they require based on their desired look or need to find work as a clown's body-double. The in-house aestheticians flaunt their years of training in soothing mani-pedis, eye-opening lash tints and extensions, airbrush tanning, and makeup applications. They also remove unwanted hair with traditional waxing and through the ancient art of threading, a centuries-old technique that uses loops of cotton thread to remove hair more gently and efficiently than with other methods. Click here to see all the services and products offered at Vixen. Groupon customers can receive special offers and discounts during their visit.
The hairstylists and aestheticians at Outshine Salon & Spa boast a collective penchant for combining advanced technologies with traditional beauty know-how. They incorporate Dermalogica products into all their facial treatments, and pamper their clientele with hairstyling sessions and advanced med-spa services—all amid the cool minimalism of their modern, brightly lit facility.
Within the calming interior, hairstyling stations stand decked in fresh flowers, and serene treatment rooms emanate old-Hollywood glamour with portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Elmer Fudd. In addition to its membership-rewards system, which grants deep discounts to regulars, the big-hearted beauty shop donates special spa evenings to local charities and shows appreciation to military members with special discounts.
At Fijian Sun Tanning Studios, a variety of equipment crafts several shades of even, sun-kissed glows. Patrons can bask in lie-down beds such as the Ambition 250 with three high-pressure facial tanners, or prevent tan lines by standing up in the Sun Capsule, which allows one to create bronze shades without bathing in a cauldron of melted bowling trophies. To intensify their glows, clients can slather on skincare products from brands such as Australian Gold, Ed Hardy, and California Tan. For a tanning alternative, customers can retire to the luxury infrared sauna, whose therapeutic milieu facilitates weight loss and systemic detoxification.
Quick Stop Hair Shop’s team of stylists manages the manes of women, men, and children with a menu of speedy-yet-professional services. Whether executing cuts and colours or trimming shaggy beards, they draw from their continuous training to craft unique and contemporary styles. The stylists accommodate busy schedules by welcoming walk-ins and appointments on nights, weekends, and any day that begins with a sunrise. They also provide free consultations to help clients achieve their desired looks and curate products to take home from brands such as Redken, Chi, and Paul Mitchell.
With annual in-house training from Schwarzkopf's artistic head Jeremy Ottenbreit, Mekka cutting-system founder Kathy Simon, and Unite, The Fix's expert stylists hone the skills necessary to artistically wrangle a wide range of hair types. Aestheticians encourage clients to arrive for an initial consultation ready with their own style ideas, photos, and pet names for the new 'do. The Fix also carries the full line of Unite Eurotherapy products.
A grooming oasis for boys and girls, Lizzy Lee & Me makes salon and spa services a party, broadcasting over its bubbly airwaves the popular musical and video distractions favoured by the tweenie bopper set. Kids of all ages can get a haircut and style while having fun in the colour-popping salon. For girls, there's a Sweet Lizzy Cut ($19.95) or sparkle styling, hair straightening, and braids ($15+). Boys, on the other hand, can cast aside last year's feral wolfchild look with a Little Dude Cut ($19.95).