In the Old West, cowboys rode into town to have a glass of whiskey at the town saloon, to heckle the thieves in the stockades, and to exfoliate their rugged mugs with the sheriff's spurs. Saddle up for modern shaping up with today's Groupon. for $25, you get $50 worth of hair services and more at Friends on Third Salon in downtown Hamilton.
Whether seeking basic hair upkeep or an entire head-based overhaul, the talented stylists at Friends on Third await with implements poised to aid their customers. After a complimentary consultation and dream prophecy, beauty brokers can snip and shape hair into fashionable face frames ($22+ for women, $17+ for men). One-hued hair may enter the multi-tiered highlight zone via dimensional coloring ($45+), while lifeless locks can catch a ride on a texture wave ($45+). Fur-bearing party porpoises can have their tresses twisted into up-dos ($35+), or nab knockout nails with Shellac, a hybrid polish/gel that stays put for up to two weeks without chipping.
Although its exterior blends in nicely with its quaint German village surroundings, Friends on Third’s insides are thoroughly modern. The recently renovated 1,400 square-foot salon comes splashed with Southwest-inspired colors and animal prints, offering a much more stylish space than the fly-by-night salons available in circus side-show tents, which mostly just make their customers look like anachronisms.