Every time a new idea crosses the mind, a new hair sprouts as the idea tries to escape the brain and patent itself. Keep thoughts in check with today's hair-disciplining Groupon to DS Studio on the Upper East Side. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a mango haircare repair mask and blow-dry (a $100 value).
- For $60, you get $125 worth of general hair services.
DS Studio's veteran stylists, Demetris and Savita, lead a team of technicians in the charge to mend and sculpt tresses using all-organic products. Blades skim locks in haircuts ($65+ for men; $125+ for women) that flatter facial features and accessorize turtlenecks. A single-process color ($125) induces a glow in the skin usually only achievable by adding molten lava to wheatgrass shots, and partial highlights ($150+) simulate sun-kissedness. Dry hair can slurp up a conditioning treatment ($45), or enlist the mango haircare repair mask for a one-hour treatment—a third of the time it takes to eat enough mangos to moisturize hair from within. After the mask mends damaged head fibers, a blow-dry and style leaves heads chic enough to distract onlookers from the stilts accidentally left on after circus camp.
DS Studio resides in a street-level brownstone building, which contrasts sharply with the pure white walls, leather chairs, and marble countertops within the intimate salon. This minimalistic, European aesthetic is echoed in the styling techniques and trends of owners and master stylists Demetris and Savita, both of whom have showcased their work in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Though Demetris and Savita put the DS in the salon's name, the studio also is home to a color director who transforms hair hues, a balayage specialist who adds sun-kissed color to the ends of hair, and a nail technician trained in reflexology and waxing for men, women, and invisible friends. As an advocate for healthy hair, the salon only uses 100% organic products, including their namesake line of haircare infused with botanical extracts imported from Greece.