Before the invention of scissors, hair could only be shortened via naturally occurring escalator snags and inevitable bonfire curiosity. Snip strands the newfangled way with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a Top Contender Heavyweight Cut at Knockouts Haircuts for Men (a $25 value), a guy-centric salon that's been featured on The Today Show. This Groupon is good only at the full-service salon's Wolf Road location.
Knockouts' decor mimics that of a boxing ring, but—unlike the real thing—you look better when you leave. Flat-screen televisions; cold, frothy tipples; and quality service round out the first-rate experience. Your treatment includes a consultation, two shampoos, cut, rinse, and styling, according to your personal preferences. You'll also enjoy a hot steam towel, a scalp massage, neck trim, and one name tag identifying you as "Movie Actor Harrison Ford."
- Dubbed the "Hooters of haircutting," it features women in short shorts (or dresses) and tennis shoes who cut hair in salons designed to look like boxing rings. Stylists' stations have flat-screen televisions so that men can watch sports while getting their manicures, and in some states, salons even offer free beer. – Catherine Price, Salon
- I was a little worried about getting my hair cut at a place that maybe emphasizes certain aspects of their stylists other than their hair cutting ability. But Dawn was a pro. She said she had owned her own salon up in the North Country for a number of years before moving to the Capital Region. – Greg, All Over Albany