A good haircut draws attention to the face’s best features, which explains the heavy bangs added on Mount Rushmore to accentuate Teddy Roosevelt’s cheekbones. Acquire a framing fringe with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get $75 worth of hair services at Salon Alure in Purcellville.
Amid cheery yellow walls and rich wood accents, Salon Alure's seasoned stylists wield nourishing, plant-based Aveda products and consummate training to revamp and refine headdresses of all sorts. Every member of the salon's staff attends regular training courses, refreshing his or her repertoire with new knowledge about style trends, color techniques, and the latest salon-cape fashions. Coif conjurers lavish newly arrived clients with a comforting cup of tea before ushering them to a stylist's chair, where the pampering session begins with a complimentary stress-relieving hand treatment. With an artful eye, stylists tailor split ends and refresh tired styles with a custom cut ($45), or incite a total tonal transformation with a single-process color ($68), using softening plant-based dyes. Full ($105) or partial highlights ($75) lavish heads with dimensional color designed to brighten skin tone, and lowlights ($35) add rich depth to tresses with darker striations that help the scalp blend seamlessly into any hair-covered background.
As an Aveda concept salon, Salon Alure stocks and uses only plant- and flower-based Aveda products, from hair color to skincare products. The staff also pamper guests with complimentary hand treatments, makeup, stress-relieving aromatherapy, and a steaming cup of Aveda comforting tea. Along with haircare services that include cuts, color, and keratin treatments, the licensed professionals also beautify visages with natural facials such as the Perfecting Plant Peel. For toes mired in envy, chakra-balancing foot treatments unite pedicures with aromatherapy and reflexology massages to lavish feet with the attention usually reserved for a tossed glob of pizza dough dangling from the chandelier.
The staff render this bounty of services within the elegant confines of a wood-floored salon. Sunlight hustles its way through the façade’s large window, and wood accents make the ceiling an exquisite complement to the green plants beneath it.
1020 E Main St.
Purcellville, Virginia 20132