There's nothing more beautiful than the innocence of a child, unless that child is covered in pie filling. Outbeauty pie-gobbling youth with the help of today's Groupon: for $99, you get a Brazilian Blowout hair-straightening treatment at SalonBlu in Mayfield Village (a $250 value).
Launched by the husband-and-wife team of Nick and Tiffany Ford, SalonBlu is a full-service salon offering hair, beauty, and spa services for men, women, and children.The Brazilian Blowout straightening treatment uses a plant-based, formaldehyde-free product system that forms a protective protein cocoon around frizzy locks and gently reassures frightened cuticles, producing sleek, shiny hair in approximately 90 to 120 minutes, or approximately the time needed to cook a steak using a hair dryer.
The flattening odyssey begins with an anti-residue shampoo and towel dry, with hair split into sections to keep rascally keratin strings from bullying each other. Each section is lightly dusted with a straightening solution root to tip, then blow-dried straight with a brush, similar to the process for ironing crooked tree branches. Tresses are again cordoned off with an all-powerful flat iron before reuniting for a shampoo-free rinse, sealing mask, and nostalgia-laden stadium tour. Following a final rinse, towel dry, and a swim in detangling smoothing serum, hair is blasted with a blow dryer and sculpted into its owner's preferred style.With no post-treatment downtime, manes stay unmangled for up to 12 weeks.
- Salon Blu is hands down an incredible experience, from great client service to amazing product selection. – Stacey Z., Yelp, 10/08/10
Though their talents are as diverse as their tools—which include products from Bumble and bumble, Wella, OPI, and Dermalogica—the stylists and beauty experts at SalonBlu share a single mission: to enhance their clients’ natural beauty. The expert stylists customize cuts for heads all shapes and sizes and add luster to hair with infusions of proteins culled from plants and sustainably harvested granola bars. On the other side of the salon, skincare specialists beautify visages with facial treatments that range from peels to microdermabrasions and nail technicians brush on chip-resistant shellac polish and apply artificial nails. The full-service salon also hosts a team of massage therapists, that shoos away stress with five different modalities, including an express scalp massage and a more intensive chakra-balancing treatment.
SalonBlu permeates its studio space with royal-blue styling chairs, punctuated with blond woods, black-and-white photography, and a sleek, chrome coffee machine that keeps guests from falling asleep by telling riveting stories about its time as the personal coffeemaker to Gerald Ford.