Unlike open-heart surgery or removing a squirrel taped to the upper back, a haircut is rarely a successful do-it-yourself project. Treat yourself to a professional follicle pampering with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a haircut and style (an $85 value) plus partial highlights (a $125 value) at Kyle Mathis Hairdressing in Santa Monica (a $210 total value).
Kyle Mathis Hairdressing's rock n' roll band of tattooed, tight-jeaned, and goateed stylists snip, shape, and pigment tresses of all lengths and thicknesses until they attract as much attention as the drum kit in the salon's corner. A meticulous haircut refashions the head's disheveled hanging gardens into face-framing ’dos, enhancing features into a look more enchanting than a fairy-tale-stepmothers convention. Partial highlights imbue newly shorn locks with splashes of color that add dimension to monochrome tresses. The Kyle Mathis crew members then fire up their powerful cybernetic lungs for a stylish blow-dry—leaving clients looking like their inner rock star, much like how the guitars lining the deep-red walls leave the salon looking like the inside of a rock star.
J. Nicole's Day Spa and Salon
The official day spa and salon of the 2011 American Music Awards, J. Nicole's Day Spa and Salon calls upon its stylists' hair expertise and its technicians' skin savvy to pamper clients within a rock 'n' roll–themed lounge. The staffers, who can sometimes be seen jamming on the guitars that adorn the salon's scarlet walls, beautify heads with hair services and eyelash extensions or relax bodies with treatments such as massages and craniosacral therapy. Aestheticians also exfoliate faces with Obagi chemical peels and abrasive punk-rock drum solos.
201 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, California 90401