A good stylist can wield scissor blades well enough to sculpt a flawless hairdo, slice vegetables in midair, or cut a piece of construction paper into an exact outline of the Polynesian triangle. Procure a talented stylist with this Groupon: for $125, you get a keratin hair treatment at Aura Salon in Bellmore (a $300 value).
Within a rich interior punctuated by gilded mirrors and garnet-hued wallpaper, Aura Salon’s stylists revive ragged locks with keratin treatments that can smooth cuticles for two to three months. Visitors abandon the stresses of the outside world by slipping into plush, charcoal salon chairs, where dexterous hands wash head whiskers with a clarifying shampoo before applying the formaldehyde-free Lasio Keratin Tropic elixir root to tip. Next, stylists subject strands to blasts of hot air, which seal in the keratin proteins and lock out misbehaving frizz. Hair then yields to the touch of a 450-degree flatiron, which leaves coifs smooth, shiny, and as moisturized as a bodybuilder’s biceps. Guests can while away the afternoon sipping complimentary cappuccino, tea, wine, or bottled water and admiring the salon’s Victorian motif, marked by golden lamps, finely upholstered couches, and well-mannered brooms dressed in petticoats.
Aura Hair and Colour Emporium
At Aura Hair and Colour Emporium, a flock of stylists swoops over coiffures with scissors and brand-name products in tow, ready to renovate outmoded hairstyles. After emerging from a flurry of snips, newly fashioned hairdos can reap the benefits of further embellishment, such as extensions, highlights, and Brazilian Keratin treatments, which render kinky manes manageable and prevent out-of-control locks from tussling with loose USB cords. The salon's multitalented team of beauticians also boosts outer allure with waxing services, makeup application, and special packages for brides-to-be.
The Bellmore location's rich interior swells with Victorian elegance, punctuated by golden lamps, finely upholstered couches, gilded mirrors, and garnet-hued wallpaper. The Long Beach location, on the other hand, strikes a different chord with its beach-like setting marked by sandy hues, bright foliage, and pictures of oceanic wildlife. While visitors abandon the stresses of the outside world, they can wile away the time sipping on complimentary cappuccino, tea, wine, or bottled water, and conversing with well-mannered brooms dressed in petticoats.