Aside from warming our brains and framing our faces, hair provides the only concrete evidence of the existence of wind. Treat breeze detectors right with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get $100 worth of salon services at Bäkerloo Salon & Gallery in Carlsbad.
Bäkerloo Salon & Gallery, voted a Top Business in 2010 by readers of the North County Times, employs a team of accomplished stylists to beautify hair with a bevy of services. Professional mane tamers, trained at top-rate institutions such as Toni & Guy, Unite, and Vidal Sassoon, wield scissors and razors to snip men's ($25+) and women's ($50+) tresses. Don a new hue for full-head color ($75+) in shades such as sunny blond or ravishing red, or procure a sculpted updo ($65+) for an upcoming cowbell recital. A gentle keratin treatment ($200+) straightens and defrizzes follicles, and a customized set of feather extensions ($25–$35 per extension, which includes 2–5 feathers each) dresses up bland strands and attracts the wolf whistles of approving songbirds. During a lock-lopping session, guests can sip complimentary wine and coffee or admire the rotating showcase of local and macaroni art that adorns Bäkerloo's walls.
Bakerloo Salon and Gallery
The door to Bakerloo Salon and Gallery is always open, welcoming in fresh breezes and allowing the salon's pooch—a Boston Terrier named Dahlia—to sneak out and snooze in patches of sun. Inside the laid-back space, clients sip wine, coffee, or tea while stylists call upon advanced training by Toni&Guy and Vidal Sassoon to spice up hair with vibrant color or fresh new cuts. Each station stands stocked with shampoos and styling creams by ALFAPARF Milano, Schwarzkopf, and Unite Eurotherapy––a paraben- and sulfate-free, PETA-approved line that is never tested on animals or sharkskin suits.
Named a reader's choice salon by the North County Times in 2010, the space insists upon celebrating and welcoming the community. A rotating gallery displays work by local artists and hosts regular fashion and art shows, and the backyard invites patrons to peruse a selection of antiques available for purchase.