Sprucing up a hairdo before a big date, like getting beaned during the World Series, is a guaranteed way to get to first base. Score a smooch with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a haircut and a style with a curling iron or a flatiron at Blaze Color Salon, with locations in Cedar Rapids and Coralville (a $39 value).
At Blaze Color Salon, skilled stylists revamp hairdos with a litany of services and Blaze's own line of vegan products. Guests can arrive prepared with a magazine clip of their desired look, pick one on the spot from the shop's style book, or opt to model their cut after the neighborhood bearded dragon. Either way, a professional scissors wielder snips away excess or troublesome strands, giving fickle manes an aesthetic purpose. During the blow-dry and finishing session, the stylist employs curling-iron or flatiron techniques before keeping scalp noodles in place with a serving of humidity-resistant, sunscreen-infused product.
After emerging from the chic, industrial-loft-like space, clients may experience a barrage of compliments from friends, coworkers, and tree-dwelling sugar gliders. Blaze Color Salon also gives back to the community by working with a number of local charities.