Unlike open-heart surgery or removing a squirrel taped to the upper back, a haircut is rarely a successful do-it-yourself project. Leave styling to the pros with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a haircut package at Hair Unlimited in Cromwell (a $67 value). This deal is valid for stylists Alicia and Heather only. The package includes the following:
- A haircut and blow-dry (a $45 value)
- A deep-conditioning treatment (a $10 value)
- Eyebrow waxing (a $12 value)<p>
The stylists at Hair Unlimited draw on Paul Mitchell certification and products to sculpt coiffures beneath the fiery waves of abstract paintings. During a deep-conditioning treatment, heat activates a moisturizing formula, and strands bask in warm luxury for 20 minutes before emerging transformed like a butterfly in a tanning bed. Scissors thrum happily through locks to flatter face shapes, and a hair dryer leaves fresh ‘dos locked in place for trips around town and newly confident visits to caricature artists. Waxing wizards shape brows amid the salon’s gleaming expanses of natural wood and stained-glass panes depicting blossoming flora.
For more than 20 years, Hair Unlimited owner Michael Marino and his staff of stylists have colored, cut, and texturized male and female strands using Paul Mitchell products. In addition to hair services, the salon staff performs manicures and pedicures at the nail station and eyebrow shaping in a blue room dubbed the Brow Bar. Before appointments, clients can lounge on a window seat covered in plush embroidered cushions while counting the many sparkling square tiles covering the reception desk. A refreshment station housed inside a modern, bright-green cabinet with silver embellishments displays coffee and tea on a daily basis, and complimentary wine and appetizers are served every Thursday night.
564 Main St.
Cromwell, Connecticut 06416