A haircut is like a breakup—it doesn't seem like you need one until someone starts brandishing scissors. Get cut by a professional with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a single-process hair color, cut, and blow-dry (a $100 value) at Essencia Salon and Day Spa, in Hockessin.
Essencia Salon and Day Spa confers with chic-seeking clients and trusses tresses to achieve each individual's desired style. The licensed, expert scissorhands at the Redken and Goldwell salon aid in selecting the hue that best fits clients' wishes and then saturate follicles with a single-process color. Following the custom coiffure chromatism, hair is snipped and suitably shaped in any style, from a coif-maintaining trim to a complete overhaul in preparation for a pet-detective look-alike contest. A professional blow-dry harnesses the power of mechanical wind to lovelify locks, setting Grouponers up for a day filled with hairdo compliments and the envious gazes of prematurely bald eagles.
The inviting, relaxing atmosphere at Essencia calms the minds of tress-stressed customers, turning mental tangles and snarls into calm, silky thoughts beneath newly teased waves of style.
Essencia Salon and Day Spa
While searching for a location for her salon and spa, founder Janet Conigliaro fell in love with a historic Victorian house on the edge of Wilmington. Deciding the domestic setting would help her clients feel at home, Conigliaro started her business, and more than a decade later, she and her staff are still snipping tresses and pampering skin amid the dwelling’s wood floors, ornate silver mirrors, and flowing lavender and green curtains.
The stylists employ products from Redken, Goldwell, and Framesi as they shift hair shades and craft updos for weddings, proms, and nights of partying at the city’s trendiest gas stations. The rest of the staff stays busy, too: nail technicians layer fingertips with long-lasting Shellac polish, skin specialists concoct custom masks for troubled skin, and massage therapists soothe knotted backs with Swedish, hot-stone, and sports massages. In the boutique, visitors can find jewelry and handbags to add to the wax statues of vacationing Supreme Court justices they sculpt in their free time.