Like cars, human beings require occasional corrective bodywork, custom finishing, and fresh coats of wax to avoid being towed away and crushed into a cube. Keep your chassis classy with today’s Groupon: for $79, you get a package of three services at Studio Branca SALONSPA (up to a $160 total value). The package includes:
- Three salon or spa services (up to a $52 value each). Choose three of the following services:
- Conditioning shine treatment with blowout and finish (a $52 value)
- 30-minute massage (a $39 value)
- Express facial (a $49 value)
- Spa manicure (a $39 value)
- Express peppermint pedicure (a $35 value)
- One complimentary product to take home (up to a $20 value)<p>
Studio Branca SALONSPA’s skilled team of stylists and aestheticians, voted Best Hairstylist in the 2011 A-List by readers of St. Louis Magazine, pamper façades with nourishing Aveda products. A conditioning treatment and blowout hydrates and tames wayward tresses, lending shine that lasts up to 10 shampoos, or 20 shampoos in dog years. During the spa manicure, cosmetologists trim and pamper nails and nail beds, massage and soften extremities with a hand mask, and bond new polish to finger panels. A refreshing scrub awakens feet and legs in the express peppermint pedicure, which prettifies feet while their owners sip on hot chocolate with a shot of Bailey’s. Faces feign amnesia with a clock-rewinding express facial, complete with mask and exfoliation, and a customized massage treats stress with techniques from Swedish, deep-tissue, trigger-point, acupressure, or lymphatic modalities.
Patrons spirit out the door with one of several indulgent products, and thus continue the experience at home. Rosemary-mint shampoo or conditioner nourish locks and engage the senses with fetching scents, and Aveda styling products help maintain stylish coifs. Products from Botanical Kinetics exfoliate and tone façades or set the scene for a rich clay mask more nourishing than covering one’s face in a mud pie filled with Vitamin Water.
The Salon Professional Academy
A Redken Premier school, The Salon Professional Academy staffs an elite team of certified teachers, each of whom boasts more than 10 years of industry experience and a passion for education. Director of Education Chris Gould garnered 16 years of experience training with well-known brands such as Vidal Sassoon, Jacques Dessange, and Yosh Toya, before opening the academy to share her savvy with top local talent. Up-and-coming hair stylists, cosmetologists, and aestheticians meet for full-time, hands-on classes that dispense wisdom on products, body treatments, and the most effective way to relax tense mannequins. Armed with scissors, enthusiasm, and on-trend taste, advanced students head onto the floor to perform salon services on real clients under the watchful eyes of their teachers.