Early humans believed hair was actually the tentacles of an octopus living inside their skulls—an amusingly quaint notion now that modern science has proven it's technically a cuttlefish. Indulge your inner invertebrate with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $70 worth of services at La Bella Hair Studio.
La Bella beautifies 'dos with an assemblage of styling services for the aesthetically conscious looking to spruce up their hair. Unruly coiffures are put in place by the expert stylists, starting with a detailed consultation that lays out style options and allows customers to choose the cut that best meshes with an active lifestyle, a sharp clothing style, or a frequently traversed turnstile. Cuts are preceded by a shampoo and relaxing scalp massage. Women's cuts ($40–$60) include a complimentary makeup touch up with Arbonne products, ensuring faces match the newly optimized aesthetics of their furry top hats. Men's cuts ($30–$40) include a mini-facial, which exfoliates and moisturizes skin made tough from exposure to the elements or regular shaving with rusty bowie knives. Swap shades with all-over color services ($55–$80) performed by staff members specially trained in the use of Schwarzkopf color products. Finicky frizz is mitigated by a selection of straightening treatments ($70–$125+), smoothing out kinks, ameliorating the undesirable poofiness of humidity's moist touch, and creating an ideally uniform surface for repelling microsportsmen. Liquid hair removal ($15–$45) is accomplished with Nufree, a soy-based antimicrobial hair remover that eliminates unwanted down while minimizing pain and leaving skin smooth and soft.
Hair is tended in a trendy, relaxing salon space accented by wood-paneled walls, colorful lamps and candles, and comfy leather couches. Sunlight filters through large front windows, illuminating the studio’s bright swatches of color and reflecting blindingly off of newly buffered hat place mats.
Five Citysearchers give La Bella Hair Studio a four-star average: