When a nationally acclaimed troupe of haircrobats comes to your cottage to whisk you away on their traveling wig wagon, be waiting for them with your follicular A-game. Today’s Groupon will spruce up your hair and other equally important body parts: for $25, you get $50 worth of hair, skin, hair removal, makeup, and hand-and-foot-care services at the Douglas J Aveda Institute's Royal Oak or Ann Arbor locations. This deal is good for all services except package specials.
The Douglas J Aveda Institute is a beauty school that will smooth and soothe whatever section of your surface area aches for tending, from your freshly sore Olive Oyl tattoo to the love-bite scars from your pet gull. During your session, the Institute’s future superstar stylists and cosmetologists will tend to you with incredible detail while using Aveda's organic, bio-safe products. A botanical hair and scalp therapy douses sun-dried follicles with a deep moisturizing and strengthening hair and scalp treatment, followed by a scalp and neck massage, shampoo, and blow-dry ($37 and up). Otherwise, put your best face forward with an elemental nature self-renewal facial ($37 for 60 minutes, $42 for 90 minutes) or a makeup application ($22). Pamper your handy arm paddles and toe holsters with an elemental nature manicure ($24) and pedicure ($35). Maintain the grounds of your scalp lawn with a haircut and thermal style ($34), and pull weeds from facial areas with a waxing ($11–$33).
There are so many services available at the Douglas J Aveda Institute that it might be difficult to decide which body parts should get preferential treatment. Put off a difficult decision by purchasing two Groupons, which must be redeemed in one visit. Either way, your treatments at the Aveda Institute will leave you with smooth and silky body parts that won’t rub each other the wrong way during long commutes.
The Douglas J Aveda Institute has more than 2,600 Facebook fans. Yelpers give the Royal Oak location an average rating of 3.5 stars. Though Yelpers at the Ann Arbor location don't like the long waits, they do enjoy the prices and stylists at Douglas J Aveda.
- Despite all the negative reviews, I was lured in by the price tag. – Sherry S., Yelp, Ann Arbor location
- By chance, I got a hair-stylist who was only a week away from graduating, so she really knew her stuff and I felt pretty confident about her work. In the end, after she convinced me NOT to just shave my entire head for the summer, I really liked what she did to my noggin. – Dil F., Yelp, Royal Oak location