$59 for one makeover package (up to a $120 value)
- One hour private makeup tutorial (up to a $45 value)
- Make-up bag (up to a $15 value)
- Half off a bottle of custom blended foundation (up to a $25 value)
- A blowout (up to a $35 value)
Blowouts: Hot Air with a Purpose
Sure, you can blow-dry your hair at home, but it likely won’t be quite the same as a salon blowout. Find out why with Groupon’s look into the blowout’s sleek mystique.
There’s something like old-time alchemy going on every time someone gets a blowout. Take a couple of elemental ingredients—wind and heat—combine them with a professional’s trained hand and strong wrist, and you end up with something precious: movie-star hair. The actual process is simple: the stylist washes the hair, then blow-dries it in small sections to the client’s specifications, often using a round brush to create smooth volume. The result might be straight, wavy, or purposely tousled, and it can be such a look changer that some women refrain from washing their hair for days afterward to maintain the glamour. Many people find the service so valuable they return to the salon for it between haircuts, sometimes several times a week.
In some ways, this practice is a throwback to the beauty parlors of the past, where women would drop in weekly to have their hair styled and set. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis used to get her hair blown out three times a week in the 1960s and 1970s; today, reportedly, so do celebs such as Kate Middleton and Gwyneth Paltrow. To keep up with demand, blowout-only salons have popped up in the last few years, dedicating all their chairs to the service.
Michelle's Beautique & Salon
Shades of aqua float among chandeliers, paintings, and mirrors full of smiling reflections at Michelle's Beautique & Salon. In the midst of the artful decor and tranquil color scheme, Michelle's hair, nail, and skin technicians each perform their specialties to accentuate clients' natural beauty. Results turn indelible during permanent-makeup services, in which a professional artist enhances features while helping clients shorten morning their routines and keep their composure during underwater dates.