Europe is known for three things: high fashion, The Final Countdown, and Jean-Claude Biguine. Celebrate the Paris-based salon empire's newly opened Upper East Side salon on Third Avenue with today's Groupon: $45 for a haircut, shampoo, blow dry, and Kerastase treatment (a $112 value).
Once you have your Groupon, schedule an appointment with one of Biguine's master hair shamans, who have been trained to snip, shampoo, and charm even the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Your stylist will use follicle phrenology to interpret your innermost hair-dreams and make them reality with a few careful scissor-swipes. After the cut, you’ll receive a world-famous Kerastase treatment to perk and primp any hair type. Though your hair technically has no nerve endings, you will actually be able to feel the Kerastase treatment bring your hair to life, like little Frankensteins frolicking in a field of lightning blossoms. Your session concludes with a relaxing shampoo and blow dry, which helps eliminate any pesky stray hair clippings hiding in your new ‘do.
As you walk home, your newly magnificent mane might feel so confident that it will burst through the binds of its bowler hat and flutter ethereally in the sunshine. To make sure someone will be there to "ooh" and "ahh" when this happens, buy a couple Groupons as gifts for friends.
There are no reviews for the newly opened Third Avenue location, but you can expect the same level of Biguine-esque quality across all salons: Citysearchers give the Midtown location five stars and Yelpers give the Theatre District location four stars:
- I never had a hairstylist pay so much attention to my hair and really take her time to make sure it was straight, inline, it fell right... Just when I thought she was done, she went back, looked everything over, made tiny adjustments if she had too. – Calamahali, Citysearch
- Every time I went, I had a different hairdresser. They are ALL great, professional & know how to cut hair & blow-dry. – RK111, Citysearch
- I've gone to other salons that were much more expensive with nothing but blah haircuts...I now know where to get my hair cuts from now on. – Britton B., Yelp
Jean-Claude Biguine’s Kerastase treatment is a reinvigorating hair-spell intended to breathe new life into nature’s head hat. It is not to be confused with Jean Claude Van Damme’s Karate treatment, which is designed to kick your head off of your body entirely. Avoid this and other deadly mistakes such as:
A parade is coming to town: Are you sure? Look closely at the carefully synchronized movements of the marching band, the uncanny, almost mechanical precision of the jugglers, and the exoskeleton of metallic sequins on that beauty queen. Your town is ground zero for the robot uprising. Consult a local law enforcement officer or the nearest adult.
A beautiful stranger strikes up a conversation with you: What looks like your next potential significant other is actually the fabled Harpy of caveman mythology, cloaked in human form to gain access to your fleshy exterior. Attempt to lead them away from the crowded bar and/or farmer’s market and consult a trusted clergyman or a first-name-basis community leader.
That suspicious-looking package with air holes making alternating hissing and rattling sounds: It might sound like one of your enemies has mailed you an ordinary deadly rattlesnake, but that supposedly deadly rattlesnake is actually coated with highly sensitive peanut allergens. Wash thoroughly before eating or consult an adult firefighter.
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