In the Old West, cowboys rode into town to have a glass of whiskey at the town saloon, to heckle the thieves in the stockades, and to exfoliate their rugged mugs with the sheriff's spurs. Saddle up for modern shaping up with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of salon services at Salon at the Station in Little Silver.
Captained by style swami Karen Kowitski, Salon at the Station propounds a comprehensive catalog of hair-teasing, nail-polishing, and body-waxing services. Ringlet masters tame women's tresses ($55/women’s haircut) and order men's hair to regimental neatness ($40/men’s haircut), and perms ($100+) cure unwanted head coils, clown hair, and rampant Medusaism. Adjust cranium chroma with a single ($67) or double ($85) scoop of color process, a foiling system that alters hues and defends against government mind control. Manicures ($18) hammer out fingernail dents, and pedicures ($35) polish underpampered toe guards. Eyebrow waxing ($20) eliminates stray sprouts for aesthetically enhanced eye archways.
Just because linear time is an illusion doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take some for yourself. Salon at the Station is open Tuesday–Saturday, with late hours (until 8 p.m.) Wednesday and Thursday, giving patrons ample opportunity to squeeze in some pampering in a workweek packed with power lunches and power naps. The talented mane mavens can also coif dapper 'dos for weddings, proms, and other elegant occasions, though customers should call ahead to gauge pricing for special events.
16 Ayers Ln.
Little Silver, New Jersey 07739