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 deal: for $49, you get $100 worth of hair and makeup services at Substance Salon & Barberspa in Lyndhurst. This Groupon is not valid for products.
Substance Salon features a menu of hair and makeup services that trim, cleanse, and beautify clients’ heads and faces every week from Tuesday to Saturday. Inside a comfortable and welcoming parlor wait a group of talented, fashionable stylists primed and prepared to polish your rough beauty diamonds. Men and facially mature boys can enjoy the well-honed, smoothening touch of a straight razor during a cut and royal shave ($65), which includes a scalp massage fit for a duke or landed gentry, or they can simply plot to have their heads blend in with the surroundings thanks to a color camouflage ($30). Non-male females, on the other foot, can cut, wash, and blow-dry ($45–$50) their noodle nests until all similarities with mops are wiped away. They can also opt for face-flattering makeup ($50) for a special event or everyday photo shoot, or highlight their scalp’s best strands with a full foil ($100).
Upon entering Substance’s beauty venue, sip gourmet coffee while commenting blithely on the poststructuralist elements of the wall art before your treatment begins. As the cream-hued walls, an intricate white mantelpiece, and destiny-revealing mirrors fill your mind with visions of diving into an illuminated twilit pool of youth, ease your head into a state of total relaxation, free from workaday worries and mosh-induced headaches.
Four Google Mappers give Substance Salon five perfect stars:
There's no fire beneath the bright white mantelpiece at Substance Salon—its ornate carvings and noble busts simply cement a chic ambiance. However, clients can still warm up with sips of gourmet coffee as they wait for their appointed stylists. The salon staff carries the sophistications of the reception area to each of their stations, where they handcraft 'dos based on the tastes of clients. Pureology products help them wash and blow-dry strands into eye-catching arrays, such as the voluminous Bombshell or the Bohemian—breezy waves that wrap around a full-size acoustic guitar.
Master barber Manny oversees the hot-towel shaves and soothing scalp massages on the gentlemen's menu. The salon also has an entire department devoted to brides-to-be—Styling the Bride—whose members travel to clients throughout New York and New Jersey. Their hair and cosmetic expertise, which results in dazzling updos and radiant makeovers, has been featured on The Knot.