Like puppies, heads of hair need to be pampered regularly or they’ll leave a mess on the couch and act up every time you roll down the car windows. Calm unruly coiffures with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get four volumizing hair-care products (a $69 value) at Izzazu International Salon downtown.
Walking into Izzazu is like waltzing bareheaded into a fog of charged fash-ion particles that hangs around your hair like an energizing halo. Sashay up to the salon, greet the expert staff with a friendly flip of your wig, and procure a quartet of follicle-fluffing hair-care products. The body-building shampoo ($19), conditioner ($19), thickening creme ($12), and super-scrunch spray ($19) cooperate to work your tangled tresses into a full-bodied, well-moisturized headdress. As an added bonus, Groupon purchasers can visit the salon a second time and enjoy a 20% discount on a haircut, which includes a complimentary consultation and a blow-dry.
Izzazu International Salon has won several Pittsburgh City Paper Best Of mentions, including a tie for second place in the Best Hair Salon contest last year. Its products were featured in the 2007 Grammy swag bags. Citysearchers give it a four-star average.
- I also love the products that they used in my hair, I even purchased one when I left which I never ever do. – LBeter, Citysearch
- I bought several of the great products and have been using them daily with excellent results. I have been able to replicate my style with minimum effort and the compliments have been endless. – nataliek1, Citysearch
Izzazu Salon Spa Serata
Owners and principal members of the stylist team Emilio and Gino corral their decades of experience to create two distinct spaces where clients revel in personalized services. They staff more than 60 aesthetes, each of whom receives focused training on adjusting hair, skin, nail, and massage services to clients’ stated preferences and lifestyle. During and after haircuts, the team uses a house brand of products to style strands and address specific hair problems such as color fading, excessive oil, or naturally occurring pipe cleaners. During facials, the aestheticians home in on what lies below bangs by cleansing, toning, exfoliating, and moisturizing skin, and tension dissipates during therapists' restful massage sessions. The downtown Pittsburgh location also plays host to an elegant serata—a private, chandelier-lit escape where bridal parties can enjoy ultimate relaxation before addressing the fact that their friend is marrying a panda bear.