Going to a salon can make one feel young again without having to return to school, deal with peer pressure, and learn a taxonomy of Furbys. Revel in simpler youth with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for a partial set of mink eyelash extensions (a $120 value)
- $85 for a full set of mink eyelash extensions (a $200 value)
During the 40-minute partial-extension session, an aesthetician carefully glues lightweight mink hairs to individual lashes, adding length and volume until natural lashes fall out on their own. Full-set treatments take about two hours and fill out lash lines with up to 100 lashes per eye.
Groupon Salutes Black History Month
A Conversation with Marcia G. Lee, Owner and Stylist at Marimarshe Salon
Why is Black History Month important to you?
Well, it was supposed to be a time set aside [for] black achievements [to] be noted and applauded. Schools still make a big deal out of it, but I think interest in it has faded in the general public because I don't think anyone finds it unusual that African-Americans have accomplishments. [But] because of the industry that I have been in for 25 years, [this] would not have grown into a multimillion dollar business if it wasn’t for [ early African-American haircare entrepreneur] Madam C.J. Walker.
What inspired you to open Marimarshe Salon?
I was inspired by my mother and grandmother to have my own company. They have shown me what it [is] to be a strong black educated woman who can have a dream and make that dream come true. Growing up, my mom owned her own consignment shoe store, and my grandmother taught me how to build a savings account for my future. I want to instill that in my children and leave a legacy for them.
What makes you and your team experts?
We have three team members with their master's of cosmetology, which includes myself. In the fall, I will be entering a doctorate of trichology program [to help people with hair and scalp issues].
What does being a black business owner mean to you?
Being a black business owner means that as a minority and a woman, I have to work harder than any other nationality because we are always portrayed as unprofessional, lacking class, and [having] no skills, which is the total opposite [of the truth]. Look at our president: he exemplifies excellence and class!
Where do you hope to see your business and community in the next five years?
I will be working on my doctorate program in the fall of 2013 and will be finished in two years. I then want to open a school of cosmetology and barbering [with a] focus on the study of hair loss and restoration.
Tricie at Marimarshe' Salon
At Marimarshe' Salon, stylist Tricie draws on 24 years of experience as she creates face-flattering haircuts or completely changes a client's look by weaving in bright color. Tricie specializes in transforming dry, brittle strands into healthy, strong hair. But when she's not focusing on 'dos, Tricie unravels knotted muscles during relaxing Swedish massages.