Early humans believed hair was actually the tentacles of an octopus living inside their skulls—an amusingly quaint notion now that modern science has proven it's technically a cuttlefish. Indulge your inner invertebrate with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a women's haircut, blowout, and protein fusion treatment at Envy Salon in Round Rock (a $130 value).
Envy Salon takes tresses in hand, creating chic looks and sleekifying strands for clients seeking new hair management. Stylistic topiary begins its journey when an expert stylist's nimble fingers scissor through locks, shaping each crowning glory into a face-flattering incarnation. Next, a protein fusion treatment applies itself to misbehaving mops, crooning its tune of silkier, smoother, more manageable hair. Protein already naturally found in follicles fuses with the protein in the treatment, resulting in sudden shine and increased manageability. The finishing blowout harnesses the power of mechanical wind to produce the breezy, carelessly perfect look favored by skydiving instructors.
The spacious, comfortable salon boasts complimentary refreshments, such as wine, coffee, soda, and cookies.
Envy Salon's team of beauty professionals touches up appearances through hair-styling and nail-grooming services. The staff shows off their expertise while performing mani-pedis that call on the power of a nail file and colorful polish to trim rogue cuticles and ho-hum keratin, and hair designers snip and streak strands to accent facial features. With any service, the staff will retouch makeup and add a lip-gloss shine by applying MAC products instead of having clients kiss a disco ball.
Large wood-framed mirrors rest against the salon’s rustic stone walls, which technicians use to test the strength and pitch of newly rounded nails. Before appointments, customers plop down on red leather couches and bask in the glow of lights strung through wooden planks overhead.