Without highlights, student stylists would be hard pressed to identify relevant strands when reviewing for exams. Spotlight key tresses with today’s Groupon from Dorian at At The Top Salon in Mill Valley. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a one-hour haircut, wash, and style (a $75 value).
- For $70, you get a one-hour partial-highlights session (a $150 value).
Stylist Dorian Genther crafts chic hairstyles with deft cuts and precise applications of highlights in At The Top Salon’s spacious loft setting. After clients consult with Dorian to draft the appropriate cuts or colors for their lifestyles and tastes, hands massage shampoo into scalps to wash away dust and daydreams built up over the week. Subjects relax in sleek black chairs as Dorian snips at strands to form textured shapes and precise bangs. For partial highlights, Dorian paints select sections with the best color to compliment existing shades and help camouflage against tigers or referees.
Large windows and soft track lights illuminate the huge salon, and soft green couches cradle customers in front of the waiting area’s brick-and-wrought-iron fireplace. Paintings by a featured local artist hang from pale-orange walls around the salon, which doubles as a gallery during the day and bait for art thieves with flowing hair at night.