Without proper discipline, unruly hairdos may begin hanging out all night at the wig shop or starting May-December romances with sticky wads of gum. Snip bad hair habits with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a women's cut and style at Helmet Loft (up to a $60 value), redeemable at four locations.
Propelled by the acclaimed collective at Helmet Hairworx, Helmet Loft gives up-and-coming strand-sculptors room to sharpen their shears and calibrate coifs under the keen eye of senior stylists. This system allows hair harborers to get fuss-free first dibs on exceptionable services, such as a bake sale without the cupcake-hoarding class presidents. Stubborn locks are picked and jumbled curls unfurled by one of Helmet Loft's venerable 'do denizens ($40–$60 depending on the stylist). Using premier pampering products such as Bumble and bumble and Aveda, a qualified mop manager will meld your mane into a fashionable, face-framing masterpiece, sure to attract winks from passerby, smiles from bus drivers, and an end to bids from real estate-seeking robins.
"As artists," writes Helmet founder Randy Addison, "we wouldn't want to sculpt something only to have someone else paint it." This sums up the salon's start-to-finish approach to salon treatments—the stylists and colorists are one and the same. They transform clients' manes in a laid-back, welcoming environment that allows the staff to focus solely on creating flattering coiffures tailored to the needs of the head on which they rest. Armed with products from Aveda and Bumble and bumble, they snip, shape, blow-out, and color locks with aplomb. The team views each hairstyle as a collaboration between patron and stylist, brought to life through the latter's vision, skill, and shears, and the former's personality, features, and ability to sit still in a chair.