In the animal kingdom as well as in the human kingdom (Europe), hair is the only physical characteristic that visibly distinguishes men from women. Maintain or flout defined gender roles with today's Groupon. For $25, you get $50 worth of any hair, skin, or nail services at Roche Salon, the chic hair cuttery with two salon locations in Georgetown and downtown. Redeem your Groupon at either location, and combine up to three Groupons to get $150 toward the services of your choosing.
Roche's menu of services runs the gamut from haircuts (85+ women, $45+ men) to facials ($65–$130/hr). In the bright, minimalist setting of one of Roche's salons, you can consult with an expert stylist before issuing follicle fiats and dermis decrees. A single Groupon will cover a variety of tubular combos: a classic manicure ($20) and bikini wax ($30); a spa manicure ($35) and a feet paraffin treatment ($15); or a Brazilian wax ($50) and access to free-floating nitrogen ($0). Two Groupons will cover a French manicure ($25), a French pedicure ($50), and a brow wax ($20); or a French pedicure and any Kerastase treatment ($50). Massage services are also within your grasp; a Swedish or an aromatherapy massage clocks in at $100/hour, and a deep-tissue massage at $55 for a half-hour.
The philosophy of Roche is that "hair is art," a motto that refers to the style on your head, not the vintage beehive wig displayed on your mantle. Let the artists at Roche unleash their creative juices on your pate palette with a color correction ($200). The skills of Roche's colorists are well reviewed. Should you wish to have your tresses treated, you can purchase up to three Groupons for a combined $150 value, an amount that will cover a single-process color ($95+), a single-process plus glaze or tone ($120 and up), or partial highlights (starting at $140).
Although you can buy up to three of these Groupons, you must use all of them in one visit.
The Washingtonian calls Roche Salon one of 45 great salons in the metropolitan area, and Elle magazine lists it as one of the best in the country. Daily Candy recommends Roche for the Brazilian keratin hair treatment.
Yelping Yelpers give Roche Salon a solid four stars, saying:
- When I walked in I was greeted with a smile and friendly service, and was introduced to my colorist. She was attentive and from the description I gave her seemed to know exactly what to do to give me a fantastic color. – Candace H.
- [Owner] Dennis gave me a complimentary deep conditioning and listened to what I had to say about my hair. He introduced me to some really good new products, but not in a skeezy salesman type way. I just got the haircut and blow out, both of which were great. – Jessica M.
- I love this place.The [sic] staff is very pleasant and professional. And you feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door. – Reeses P.