When improperly applied, makeup can have a harsh and unsettling effect on its onlookers, much like Richard Nixon’s portrayal of Hamlet. Go easy on the eyes with today’s Groupon to Fountain of Youth Academy & Aveda Salon Spa, with locations in Pittsburgh and Mars. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get a makeup class package (a $184 total value) that includes:
- A makeup self-application class (a $169 value), held alternating Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Fountain of Youth Academy of Cosmetology in Mars
- A choice between a $15 Aveda gift card redeemable at the Aveda Salon Spa locations at 6739 Reynolds Street in Pittsburgh or 137 Grand Avenue in Mars, or a set of makeup brushes (a $15 value)
- For $35, you get a half-hour seasonal chemical peel (a $100 value).<p>
Fountain of Youth Aveda Salon Spa uncovers radiant skin with gentle chemical peels and reveals inner artists with cosmetics classes. Seasonal peels thoroughly exfoliate skinscapes to clear acne-causing clogs and oil prospectors, leaving behind a fresh countenance with diminished lines, discoloration, and scarring. Dermal doyens carefully analyze skin prior to each session, and round out facial renewal with a clarifying steam bath and a lymphatic treatment.
During makeup classes held at The Fountain of Youth Academy, budding blush artists acquire techniques for decorating their own visages, discovering colors to suit their complexions and alluring looks that fit a day in the office, a night out, or a morning tilling fields. The head instructor packs 30 years of exterior-decorating experience into the hands-on lessons and calls in back up from other deft daubers to ensure an intimate, one-to-five teacher-student ratio. Pupils can bring their own makeup to gain practice with their standard pigments, although Aveda tints will be available further experimentation. With their heads full of basic product knowledge and skin-prep procedures, students can either apply their gift card toward Aveda’s makeup line and botanically-based salves or test out their new set of brushes and recreate their new signature façade, transforming strangers into an impromptu body double.
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.