A good haircut draws attention to the face’s best features, which explains the heavy bangs added on Mount Rushmore to accentuate Teddy Roosevelt’s cheekbones. Acquire a framing fringe with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a haircut, conditioning, and highlight package at Great Scott Salon in Cedar Park (a $218 total value). Each package includes:
- One haircut and blow-dry style (a $48 value).
- One gloss treatment (a $35 value).
- One deep-conditioning treatment (a $50 value).
- One cleansing treatment (a $10 value).
- One scalp massage (complimentary).
- Partial highlights (a $75 value).
Great Scott’s owner Scott Sachnoff boasts more than 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry, studying in Europe and learning up-to-date techniques from Redken. During the package, lasting 90–120 minutes, a cleansing treatment boots build-up, such as chlorine residue and fossilized raindrops, from strands. Damaged ends bask in a restorative conditioning treatment and overworked noggins get a little TLC from a scalp massage, prepping unsuspecting locks for an artful snip session. With partial highlights, clients add multidimensionality to hair color, and newfound hues shine their brightest after a 15-minute gloss treatment. A finishing blow-dry and style sets strands in sleek shapes or gravity-defying vertical columns.
The Salon at 1890 Ranch
Scott Sachnoff's passion for hair color began 20 years ago in Santa Barbara, California, where he began his career by assisting a head colorist for Schwarzkopf. It took a move to New York City to fully catapult him into the high-fashion world of hairstyling, however, and a stint spent training with Redken soon found him ascending to assume the title of Master Hair Colorist. While his time in the Big Apple earned him a loyal customer base, Scott soon caught the traveling bug again, relocating this time to Texas to establish his own salon and a reputation among the state's politicians, professionals, and celebrity line dancers. Today, he credits Austin's vibrant streets and nightlife with inspiring his signature cut and color treatments, which he creates using low-ammonia formulas by Italian color line Framesi.