The earliest salons were informal gatherings where B-list philosophers gibbered away so they couldn't hear themselves dying of plague. Get an earful of the modern salon’s soothing hair-dryer purrs and scissor chop-chops instead with today's Groupon at Retro Salon on North Douglas Street. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get a shampoo, cut, and style (up to a $25 value).
- For $12, you get a facial wax and two tanning booth sessions with lotion (up to a $25 value).
Retro Salon's team of savvy stylists and aestheticians fete mod maidens and gents with customized cuts for all hair types, efficient facial waxes, and quick tonal-transformations in the comfy, nostalgia-tinged confines. Cleanse your skull rug with a shampoo ($3), then bump up your coiffure quotient with a haircut (up to $15) and style ($7) to sculpt your unruly strands into a highly photogenic mane. With the second package, clients can defuzz their forehead curtains with an eyebrow wax ($10), increase the aerodynamics of long-winded lectures with a lip wax ($5), or deforest mandible ecosystems with a chin wax ($5). Two 20-minute tanning sessions in the Vitamin D-heavy virtual sun booth will impart a beach-like glow ($6 each), while the after-tan lotion will moisturize bone closets and help your new hue maintain its dazzling appearance in time for high school reunions or face-offs with bronze statues ($3).
The funky shelves at Retro Salon are garnished with stunning pieces from local artists. The beautifying hot spot also offers haircuts for shaggy tots and long-stranded children, and specialty services for loyal, repeat customers to ensure that clients feel as pampered as a dignitary poodle on a vital diplomatic mission.
Classic and modern hairstyles abound inside Salon Retro, with stylists busy trimming, coloring, perming, and braiding hair. Away from the whirl of blow-dryers and friendly chatter, private rooms host clients during relaxing massages. The salon’s nail technicians finish off manicures with a choice of polish, and can paint on artistic designs such as polka dots or the client’s phone number in Braille.