Although salons continue to rise in prominence since they first appeared in 17th-century France, the primary means of beautification no longer involves swimming in a kiddie pool filled with tomato aspic. Today's Groupon lets you take part in the continuing evolution of beauty trends: for $30, you get your choice of either a 75-minute biocorrective facial or a 60-minute makeup lesson and makeover at Fuze Salon (up to a $75 value) on East Seventh Street.
Fuze's experienced team of skin sculptors and face modifiers can cleanse, exfoliate, brighten, and reinvigorate your vexed visage into a cohesive legion of expressive elements. The 75-minute bio-corrective facial takes care of the dull, boring skin cells that have overslept on your face's couch through exfoliation, steam cleaning, and a customized facial, neck, and shoulder massage ($75). If you opt for a makeup lesson and makeover ($60), the dexterous hands of professional cosmetic artist Stanley Owings will alight upon your cloudy countenance with a plethora of adult face painting accoutrements and show you how to highlight your best features at home before a big date or musical theater debut. Schedule an appointment to make it official that your old self is your old self and not your present self.
While there aren't many online reviews for Fuze Salon's facials or makeup services, six Yelpers and three Insider Pagers give it a four-star average and enjoy the professional staff and welcoming atmosphere:
Four of Fuze Salon's stylists have more than a decade of experience, and Artistic Director Chip Perry has spent more than two decades in the business. Perry spent time as a national performing artist for Redken and specialized in teaching corrective color at the Redken Exchange, so it’s no surprise the salon uses ammonia-free Redken Chromatics dye as its go-to. Like Fievel Mousekewitz, his journey to happiness began with petty theft. His online biography describes how he would commandeer his neighbors' dolls as a child and "spend hours trying to twist the two inches of fiber into different shapes.” Now, he styles brides and men's cuts with equal dexterity, and keeps his hands busy raising two dogs, contributing to the boards of two charitable organizations, and rallying the community around philanthropic drives and walks.