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: for $25, you get $50 worth of salon services at Salon Sandoval, with locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
An Aveda concept style house, Salon Sandoval's expert tress tamers rejuvenate tattered manes with top-notch Aveda products and contemporary techniques. The trained team of stylists performs a plethora of services to snip, shear, and shape noodle nests into accentuating coifs.
The women's haircut, with a level-three stylist ($50), and the blow-drying treatment ($40) provide thorough head-edits for those seeking to question Mother Nature's designs, and those searching for especially elaborate follicular plumage or a curly representation of The Thinker can apply their Groupon toward an up-do ($45–$100). Salon Sandoval also boasts a variety of treatments designed to prevent follicular foul play, including semipermanent color ($55) and glossing ($45). Meanwhile, dapper fellows in need of mane maintenance can stop in for a haircut (starting at $30) or get a soothing scalp massage with essential oils ($10) to relieve stress and encourage brains to purge their stockpiles of memorized Ziggy comic strips.
Chris Sandoval opened Salon Sandoval in 1996, drawing upon skills learned while training with hairdressers and make-up artists such as Vidal Sassoon and Jose Eber. Chris has mentored his own talented staff of stylists, who administer services such as Brazilian blowouts, hair extensions, and ombre color treatments. The salon also specializes in eyebrow waxing and threading for unkempt Groucho glasses.