The earliest salons were informal gatherings where B-list philosophers gibbered away so they couldn't hear themselves dying of plague. Get an earful of the modern salon’s soothing hair-dryer purrs and scissor chop-chops instead with today's deal to Beauty Bar, a super-chic salon and spa on West Central Avenue. Choose one of the following Groupons:
- For $95, you get the Love and Good Fortune spa package, which includes a Shirodhara treatment, pedicure, chair massage, shampoo and blow-dry, and more (a $190 value).
- For $40, you get your choice of a one-hour Thirsty Skin, Crybaby, Go Glow, Mamma Mia, or Oh Behave facial (an $80 value).
- For $18, you get two haircuts for children (a $36 value).
Beauty Bar serves up a complete menu of refreshing services for the entire body, and the Love and Good Fortune spa package lets clients taste test an assortment. The blissful beauty bundle features four eastern-inspired treatments, concluding with hot tea and a light lunch. To commence your fret-free escape, a master mollycoddler will show you to your own cozy, quiet nook where high-tech air filters turn air-born tension into completely safe giggle gas. During your 45-minute Shirodhara treatment, a special blend of therapeutic liquids will be poured over your forehead, promoting deep relaxation. This holistic healing practice was originally developed in India and is used to treat a variety of conditions, including sinusitis, allergies, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, and more. Once the interior of your noggin is nice and noodly, your exterior noggin noodles will be shampooed and blow-dried. Next, sit back while your toes soak in a warm limoncello milk bath during a 60-minute Steamin' Stones pedicure, followed by a thorough scrubbing and warm-stone foot and leg massage. An additional 15 minutes in the massage chair will lift any leftover worries and Thetans from your shoulders.
For pore-focused pampering, opt for an hour-long facial, choosing from Beauty Bar's Thirsty Skin, Crybaby, Go Glow, Mamma Mia, or Oh Behave treatments. Normally parched pelt emerges hydrated and happy after 60 minutes of the Thirsty Skin treatment, while sensitive surfaces leave Crybaby facials feeling understood and ready to take on neighborhood bullies. If your dermis is mature, opt for the Mamma Mia facial, which helps invigorate tired skin and includes a glycolic hand and foot treatment. The Oh Behave treatment is designed to improve adolescent appearances, soothing and reducing the occurrence of acne, blemishes, and posters of Dashboard Confessional.
If you opt for today's third option, two of your favorite youngins' (up to 10 years of age) can have their follicles freshened for the fall. Cuts for children can be scheduled with any level 1–4 stylist. Regardless of the Groupon option you buy, it's a good idea to keep a kid around so that they can help you use the new-fangled telephone to call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Toledo Parent named Beauty Bar the Place for Mom to Be Pampered in 2010 for its Family Favorite awards. American Salon recently featured the salon, and three Yahoo! Locals give Beauty Bar an average of 4.5 stars:
- With 12 styling chairs, an upstairs and downstairs spa, a separate nail lounge on the main floor and a bridal suite, the Beauty Bar is the place to be for residents of all ages and backgrounds. – Nicole Altavilla, American Salon