Although birds are a non-judgmental bunch of aviators, they enjoy a good view when they fly above parks and walkways, gazing at the scalps of flightless humans. Give sparrows something to talk about around the dinner table with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a cut, style, deep-conditioning treatment, blow-dry, and scalp massage at Beauté Légère (up to a $135 value), located on Main Street.
Beauté Légère brings the style and sophistication of European salons to Vancouver, with a slate of services aimed at sprucing up scalps, skins, and more. After a consultation, women can tame wayward follicles with a cut and style ($45–$65), and men can remove top hats and tend to their own head-toppers with a cut and style ($30–$50) as well. Next comes a Bumble and bumble deep-conditioning treatment ($30), during which Beauté Légère's hair-handlers will use products of the famed New York City–based brand to moisturize a mop left dry and dire by your funk band's fruitless summer tour of the Gobi Desert. A blow-dry and style ($40) lassoes the power of wind to forge hair into an aesthetically pleasing arrangement, and a scalp massage will sing the skull to sleep through the luscious lullaby of finger-kneading.
Illuminated by the glow of crystal chandeliers and natural skylights, the serene salon offers patrons a welcome respite from the toaster pastries and senseless acts of fashion that characterize the outside world. A skilled staff of stylists and scissor-wielders invite you to splurge on your hair—the most overlooked part of the body, aside from the third heart—with a visit to Beauté Légère.
Beauté Légère has received some excellent press, including a feature by the YWCA. The salon sponsored hair for a fashion show called Style Unwrapped, and client Andy Maxwell and his hairdo were featured in the Sun:
- The women looked incredible and the stylists could not have been more inspired by the experience. All of the women left feeling more confident and prepared to take on the world—several of them even had successful job interviews shortly after! – YWCA
A 15-year veteran of hairstyling, Angela Coubrakis has mastered the art of sculpting fine hairdos that can withstand the demands of everyday wear. She works with creative vision to give haircuts that frame the face and use vibrant colors, all the while making sure the haircut is practical and adaptable to the client’s lifestyle. This way, clients can walk out of Beauté with a celebrity-like 'do that won’t fall out of place during work or during their daily Segway commute.