Without salons, hair stylists would have to make their living through perilous beautification tasks such as pruning the leaves of venus flytraps and giving faux-hawks to bears. Help stylists practice a safer livelihood with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a deep-conditioning treatment, cut, and style at Lulu's Hair Parlor in O'Fallon (a $70 value).
The mane-shaping mavens at Lulu's Hair Parlor expertly sculpt coifs with an encyclopedic knowledge of current cosmetic trends and an aesthetic arsenal of products from high-end names such as Alcove and Lakme Inspired Haircare. The one-hour service begins by treating moisture-sapped strands to a deep conditioning. Once follicles have drank their fill and someone has taken their keys, stylists will snip and style tresses to each client's specifications.
Lulu's Hair Parlor's vintage atmosphere is splashed with kaleidoscopic bursts of color, its graffitied floors swirling with fluorescent flora and zebra print accents. A mini motorcycle hangs from the ceiling in an ill-fated midair leap and a vintage popcorn machine fires tie-dyed kernels at guests while blasting "Smoke On The Water."
LuLu's Hair Parlor
The vintage posters and floor murals in LuLu’s Hair Parlor call to mind the quirky, anything-goes philosophy of 1950s Las Vegas. Like the decor that surrounds them on all sides, the salon’s staffers negotiate the delicate balance between stylish and charming. Amid images of pinup girls and Rosie the Riveter, stylists cut and color hair and sculpt fancy updos for special occasions. Nearby, certified nail technicians prepare their clients for sockless sock hops with mani-pedis and acrylic nails.