With today's Groupon, $50 gets you $100 toward any hair or makeup service at Michael Angelo's Wonderland Beauty Parlor at 418 W 13th St (between 9th Ave & Washington St) in the trendy Meatpacking District. You might dismiss your hair as merely a crop of protein filaments growing through the head's epidermis from follicles deep within the dermis, but Angelo and his crew see it as a medium to create art. Indeed, Michael Angelo's serves as a gallery for local art exhibitions with an interior design that is an artistic accomplishment worthy of its Wonderland title (see picture).
As the premier go-to darling of the modeling industry, Michael Angelo's buzz has reached mythic status, and his salon and army of beauty experts validate the hairy hype. Top models like Carmen Kass, Anja Rubik, and Bridget Hall have had their locks coifed by the master himself. Insider fashion guide Daily Candy New York proclaims you will exit Wonderland with the "Sistine Chapel of hairdos." T, the New York Times style magazine, anointed Michael Angelo as "the colorist of choice for the hip-model crowd". The salon’s Website provides a scrolling slideshow of glowing accolades from fashion mags like Elle UK and Madame Figaro Japan. Carrot Top was not styled at Michael Angelo's.
With all the fashionista fawning, one might think Wonderland is exclusively for trendsetters who spend hundreds of dollars sleeping at mattress salons to achieve a styled bed-head look. Not so. A 4.5-star average on Yelp shows that this follicle mecca welcomes all to be primped and pampered.
- "I have been searching for YEARS for a stylist and salon I really clicked with and I have finally found it!" - Karen B.
- "So fabulous! Everyone here is warm, funny, friendly and really knows their hair." - BM.
- "Time flies by and all of a sudden your hair is absolutely ammmmazing." - Megan C.
Check out the service menu. Cuts start at $99, so your Groupon could cover it or put a huge dent into a pricier haircut. A butch cut starts at $85, so you could even have $15 left to put toward crimping your fresh butch. Read about Michael Angelo's high-end coloring and conditioning services, as well as the makeup options, including brow shaping and grooming, maquillage application, and makeup tutorials so you can start doing your own tasteful makeup jobs instead of this.
The haircuts created at Wonderland Beauty Parlor are famous. Andy Warhol proclaimed, “Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” A good haircut will last you a couple months. So, if you think in analogical terms, today's Groupon will provide you with 129,600 minutes of famous hair! Treat yourself.