Like humans, hair needs to be hydrated or it runs the risk of slipping into a hallucinogenic daze from which it awakes covered in bird feathers and styled into a feral updo. Guard against hair dehydration with today's Groupon to The Skin Bar on East Northern Lights Boulevard. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a Moroccan oil deep-conditioning treatment (a $60 value).
- For $40, you get a one-hour deep-tissue massage (an $80 value).
The Skin Bar restores hair shine and soothes somas with invigorating, relaxing spa services. Lifeless locks soak up the Moroccan oil deep-conditioning treatment, which delivers the kind of intense hydration typically reserved for contestants in a white T-shirt contest. After a shampoo, the Moroccan oils settle in for a 10–15-minute strand-stimulating stint under a steamer. A stylist then washes out the conditioning oils to reveal a dashing new ’do that is shinier than a newly minted buffalo nickel.
The one-hour deep-tissue massage undoes body-dwelling knots, webbing, and other rope work with soothing strokes. The massage therapist will target the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue, and the amount of pressure is tailored to each client's needs. Aimed at lengthening tight, tense muscles, the deep-tissue massage offers many benefits, including eased tension, reduced stress, and the Gumby-like ability to bend over backward.
The Skin Bar
Directed by Opel Letendre, The Skin Bar's team of stylists and aestheticians calls on a background in health and human services to dispense knowledgeable body-care treatments and advice. The bill of services spans the entire spectrum of the beauty world, with specialties in massage, waxing, and hair treatments. Monday–Friday, the salon keeps its doors open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., facilitating busy schedules and long shifts of puppeteering the sun. For regulars and new customers alike, The Skin Bar frequently hosts events and parties that often dispense free advice and goodie bags.