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What You'll Get
Going to a spa is like dropping tension off at the babysitter’s house, except spas don’t press charges when you leave tension behind and slip stealthily out of the country. Unload your worries into someone else’s capable hands with today’s Groupon to Caruh Salon, just north of University District in the Roosevelt neighborhood. For $79, you get one of the following options:
- A 90-minute Aveda Elemental Nature facial (a $125 value) with two treatment enhancements (up to a $175 total value)
- A 90-minute restorative massage (a $120 value) with two treatment enhancements (up to a $170 total value)
With your facial or massage, you get your choice of two of the following add-on enhancements:
- Rejuvenating salt glow (a $25 value)
- Revitalizing eye treatment (a $25 value)
- Plant peel (a $25 value)
- 15-minute scalp massage (a $20 value)
- Foot reflexology (a $20 value)
Caruh is an Aveda-concept salon that offers a wide range of beauty and relaxation services. The 90-minute Elemental Nature facial harnesses the beautifying powers of heated stones, naturally sourced Aveda products, and essential oils to produce a result akin to those rare moments when a tree hugs you back. The facial treatment also includes a tension-relieving pressure-point massage for the hands, feet, and shoulders. Raise the power of the facial to three with a pair of add-ons. Those who opt for dorsal focus will enjoy a muscle-melting combination of massage techniques, including Swedish, shiatsu, and deep-tissue methods. Steamed towels use moist heat to draw out the side effects of nonaerodynamic office chairs and rusty wagon shocks. Choose two treatment enhancements to complete the spine-unwinding process, such as the 15-minute scalp massage, which relaxes your brain’s delicate wrapper, and the 15-minute foot-reflexology treatment, which can relieve chronic ice-cream headaches from a pressure point located between your fifth and sixth toes.
Guided by socially conscious principles for more than 30 years, Aveda produces a full line of natural beauty products carried at nearly 7,000 salons and spas. Popular gorgeous-makers such as Shampure shampoo and witch hazel hair spray deliver on Aveda’s commitment to well-rounded earthly beauty with eco-friendly packaging cradling ingredients derived from the world’s finest and least selfish plants.
Yelpers give Caruh Salon an average of four stars: > * My hair has never been more healthy! The whole staff is always friendly, the salon is always relaxing and I always have a great time when I am there! – Sarah C. > * I have only good things to say about Caruh. Friendly service, nice atmosphere, plenty of good bonuses when you visit – hot tea or water, hand massages, a hot rock on the belly when you get waxed. – Lesley L.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. By appointment only. 24-hour cancellation notice or Groupon is forfeited. New clients only. Must use in 1 visit. Gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Caruh Salon
The staff at Aveda Caruh Salon knows what it’s like to want to bring your inner beauty to the outside. As their website says, “We think our exterior of our building looks awful and are glad that ‘beauty is on the inside.’” They may not be able to do much with the exterior, but owner Cyndi DeSoto and her salon and spa teams bring the beauty of their clients to the forefront with hair and skin services that use plant-based Aveda products and organic essential oils squeezed from delicate flower organs.
Since it opened in 1988, the salon has not only expanded its space and gone from styling mullets to long layers and pixie cuts, it’s also been voted one of the Top 200 Salons in America by Salon Today magazine. It isn’t just the precision cuts and colors, clarifying facials, or muscle-soothing massages that make it a top salon; it’s also the exuberant spirit of the staff. On average, Caruh donates about $40,000 per year to local charities, and every first Thursday, the salon closes for three hours for the staff to meet, bond, and celebrate successes.