After spending all night being bossed around by the subconscious, the mind takes out its frustration on the body by stubbing its toes and making it hit itself. Intercede on your frame’s behalf with today’s Groupon to Parlour on the Avenue, which has one location in Harrison and one location opening November 15 in Aurora, Indiana. Choose from the following options:
- For $60, you get a haircut with a choice of full highlight or full color (a $120 value).
- For $90, you get a 2.5- to 3-hour Hot-Stone Happiness package (a $181 total value). The package includes the following:
- Hot-stone massage
- Aromatherapy steam sauna
- Hot-stone pedicure
- Paraffin manicure<p>
- For $63, you get a 2-hour Mini Madness package (a $127 total value). The package includes the following:
- 45-minute mini mani-pedi
- Mini facial
- 15-minute chair massage
Parlour on the Avenue secrets guests away behind the brick façade of its historical building, where trained aestheticians administer salon and spa services. During hair services, guests gaze at reflections in the round, gilt mirrors of ornate, white, Victorian stylist stations as stylists brighten strategic strands for highlights or transform entire cranial hues using Goldwell and Matrix color for tones as deep and rich as an heiress’s pockets. Expertly wielded shears then frame faces and banish split ends to achieve the desired hair designs discussed during consultations.
During Hot-Stone Happiness packages, heated basalt stones of the namesake massage melt away guests’ stresses and kick-start circulation as therapists’ dexterous fingers knead out bodily knots caused by doing an impression of a rubber band. Frames rest in puffs of nose-relaxing pleasantry in the aromatherapy steam sauna before a mani-pedi bedazzles paws with even coats of OPI or Zoya polish. Stealthy heated stones reappear to relax weary feet during hot-stone pedicures, and a paraffin hand treatment’s warmed wax opens pores to nourish dry cuticles and loosen stiff joints. Alternatively, during Mini Madness packages, feet plunge into a footbath before technicians file calluses and massage soles. Talons are then filed, shaped, and polished, and aestheticians perform mini facials with a cleansing first act, exfoliating intermission, and massage curtain call. Chair massages round out Mini Madness packages as massage therapists tap out Enya lyrics in Morse code onto weary spines.
Parlour on the Avenue
It’s hard to tell if you’re walking into a pedicure studio or a Victorian sitting room. A client relaxes in a throne-like leather chair while a nail technician tends to her feet, and yet it feels as though a butler could walk in at any moment with high tea. Perhaps it’s the nail technicians, who seem to be fawning over royalty, or perhaps it’s the room’s ornate mouldings, matching the patterned wallpaper and rug, and polished hardwood floors. That distinct sense of place elevates both of Parlour on the Avenue’s locations, both housed in buildings constructed in the 1800s—one receiving a preservation award from Indiana Landmarks—and both with two floors bedecked in Victorian decor.
On the ground floors, the staff dotes over visitors with hair, nail, skin, and spa services. The second floors house Victorian wet spas—spaces where clients enjoy privacy and indulgent services such as whey baths, hot-stone massages, and stories read by Charles Dickens. To enhance the results of each service, Parlour’s team recommends aftercare products from its stock, such as lotions from Hempz Body Care and Pino and face-care formulas from Control Corrective.