Though the salon at the Hôtel de Rambouillet may have housed the finest literary minds in 17th-century Paris, it also provided the most awful perms this side of the Seine. Showcase how far style has come since those francophone faux pas with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a color gloss (a $50 value) and haircut (a $45 value; a $95 total value) at The Frame, a salon in Chino Hills. Groupon buyers will also receive an additional 30% off any coloring services during the same appointment.
The Frame's pale-pink-and-teal walls paired with vintage furnishings craft a homey atmosphere, perfect for cozying up and relaxing while a skilled stylist transforms threadbare hair into silkier strands. A color-glossing treatment coats headsnakes in the coveted Redken Shades Crystal Clear serum to create whisper-soft tendrils with a healthy and glamorous sheen. In addition to conditioning coifs and dressing follicles in microscopic tiaras, Redken Shades also works diligently to seal hair cuticles in place. The artful snippers at The Frame will also tailor a haircut to their guests’ highest aesthetic standards, shaping their moptops according to their requests and recent trends. For those interested in shifting the tonality of hair without having to dive into a pile of red pistachios, full color runs at $85, partial highlights chime in at $65, and full highlights at $95—all reduced by 30% if completed during the same appointment as your Groupon.
The Frame is about as far from the tiled floors and florescent lighting of chain hair salons as you can get. Located in Chino Hills, this upscale boutique hair studio is intimate and luxurious, with soaring ceilings, dripping crystal chandeliers, and dark hardwood floors. For lounging before and after appointments, cushy couches are set along the pale blue and gray walls adorned with black lacquered, intricately-framed mirrors and prints. When clients are ready for their service, they settle into black leather chairs at the shampoo station, and The Frame's licensed stylists go to work. Specializing in rich color services and fashion-forward cuts, the friendly Redken- and Sassoon-trained stylists work with each client, helping to determine the look that will most flatter their face and style. Additional services include Brazilian blowouts and sun-kissed highlights, as well as eyebrow shaping and professional makeup applications for recovering clowns.
3560 Grand Ave.
Chino Hills, California 91709