Before scissors, people cut their tresses with DNA splicers, causing clumps of cast-off hair to mutate into the yeti, Bigfoot, and the muttonchops of Martin Van Buren. Avoid a monstrous posthaircut mess with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of salon and spa services at Salon Sophia in Downers Grove.
The beauty mavens at Salon Sophia pamper patrons’ hair and skin with a smorgasbord of services, including haircuts, waxing, and six types of Aveda facials. A trained hair master can meticulously cut, blow-dry, and style women’s tresses ($45+) or tame masculine manes with a men’s haircut that melds high art and lush textures, like a cubist still life on velvet ($30). Aestheticians can also wield warm wax to shape artfully arched brows ($12), a bikini-ready Brazilian ($55+), or a full arm ($45) free of fuzz. Alternatively, opt for an Aveda facial such as the 45-minute botanical resurfacing peel, a gentle exfoliation with bamboo extract ($95) that can pave the way to softer skin, faded fine lines, and an inexplicable desire to climb into the panda-bear paddock at the zoo.
Salon Sophia's hair and skin artists tease out natural beauty with an array of services bolstered by natural Davines products that lend manes a healthy foundation. Stylists prune strands and style head gardens to suit occasions from nights on the town to weddings and apocalypses. Locks shift along the prismatic spectrum under the care of colorists, and change texture with Brazilian Blowout straightening services. The salon's staff makes sure to lend its clients the technical knowledge they need to maintain the health and style of coifs between visits. A roster of facials incorporates Mad Skincare products and the sound of spears beating on shields to frighten off epidermal impurities.