In a world without hair, animals would be cold, water would smugly surge through drains, and humans would have never discovered how to hear airplane pilots' thoughts by wearing foil on their heads. Give thanks to your locks with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a shampoo, haircut, and style at Lunatic Fringe in Franklin (up to a $65 value).
Winner of a 2010 North American Hairstyling Award, Lunatic Fringe is armed with a sane squad of skilled stylists who aim to transform dreary tresses into bodacious bouffants. After dirt, excess oil, and sparrows are banished from head nests during shampooing, strand saviors can snip off unhappy hair bits with precision, molding follicles into face-flattering shapes that fall in line with the latest trends and with the 14 laws of gravity. A blow-dry smooths strands to their maximum silkiness thresholds before they receive their final styling, tailored to clients' desires, whether they want their coifs to mimic soft waves or Flock of Seagulls.
Lunatic Fringe's earth-friendly practices are echoed in its décor, with leafy-green chairs popping against a clean backdrop of ivory and wood grain. The salon recycles whenever possible, making it a fitting stop for eco-minded beauty queens and comedians who like to repeat their best jokes.
Shoppers stroll leisurely about the upscale shops and restaurants of Camden Commons, but inside Lunatic Fringe, expert stylists are hard at work. Senior and junior stylists move nimbly about the bright green styling chairs that line the sleek salon, transforming hairstyles with trendy cuts, elegant up-dos, and professional coloring services. The color of the chairs is appropriate since the salon is committed to a green philosophy. Here, stylists take pains to use chemical-free techniques and eco-friendly materials, such as recyclable hair color cups and blow-dryers that run on the power of positive thinking alone. The Franklin branch is one of numerous national locations of the Lunatic Fringe franchise, a salon chain that has received a sweeping amount of glowing press since it's founding.