Unlike open-heart surgery or removing a squirrel taped to the upper back, a haircut is rarely a successful do-it-yourself project. Leave mane-molding to the professionals with today's Groupon: for $49, you get $100 worth of salon services at Orbit Salon on Cesar Chavez Street.
Orbit Salon's licensed cosmetologists employ a range of services to render unkempt manes into striking new 'dos. Superfluous tendrils fall from the experienced shears in straightforward but chic haircuts ($44 for men, $59 for women), and all-over colorings ($79+) cast faces in a vibrantly hued frame that helps hoodwink hot-on-the-trail private investigators. The continuously trained stylists also twist tresses into chic updos ($59) that can help guide gazes toward newly sculpted eyebrow arches ($19) or particularly fancy sombreros. Sustainably made Kevin Murphy products line the salon's ivory shelves, which draw an appealing contrast to the renovated 1920s abode's electric-blue hues and green walls.
Bridget Morris at Orbit Salon
Bridget Morris nurtured locks in Boston's stylish Newbury Street shopping district before landing at Orbit Salon, with her favorite paraben- and sulfate-free products in tow. At Orbit, she spends her days coloring, cutting, and styling clients ranging, as the salon's website puts it, "from punk rockers to politicians"—all of whom are offered a cup of good coffee while they wait. They can even arrive early to hang out on the porch of Orbit's 1920s bungalow, painted in appropriately space-age shades of bright blue and citrus. Bridget Morris at Orbit Salon