Without beauticians, humans would have to stylize themselves by head banging near an oscillating fan and diving into a pool filled with unlabeled Crayola nubs. Help humanity find its flair with today's Groupon: for $125, you get one week of beauty-school summer camp (up to a $350 value) at Fountain of Youth Academy of Cosmetology. Choose from the following eight sessions:
- June 20–24
- June 27–July 1
- July 11–15
- July 18–22
- July 25–29
- August 1–5
- August 8–12
- August 15–19
The professional and experienced faculty at Fountain of Youth bolsters the skills of aspiring beauticians and stylists to help them pass the Pennsylvania State Boards for cosmetology. The hands-on curriculum parleys the pillars of glamour and current trends in explorations of makeup, skincare, waxing, hair styling, hair highlighting, glossing, and nailcare. Special guest teachers, such as Aveda’s Randy Taylor, impart knowledge accumulated from years of salon work and tips for how to style a head full of live cobras. Beauty school summer campers can jumpstart their career by transferring hours to professional cosmetology hours. Participants must have an eighth-grade diploma to attend classes, which take place Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fountain of Youth Aveda Salon Spa
Cheri Herold, owner of Fountain of Youth Aveda Salon Spa, wields a lifetime of beauty-industry experience to motivate her multitalented staff to exceed client expectations. Plant-based products fuel facials, massages, and hair treatments with the anti-aging properties of lavender, sandalwood, and other pure, sustainably sourced herbs and flowers. Fountain of Youth also operates a salon apprenticeship program, which provides 2,000 hours of on-the-job training to promising young cosmetologists or ambitious mannequins.