Unlike open-heart surgery or removing a squirrel taped to the upper back, a haircut is rarely a successful do-it-yourself project. Leave it to the pros with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of hair services at Topps Salon Day Spa in Oakland.
The gifted stylists at Topps Salon Day Spa skillfully tame undomesticated hairdos with a stash of professional hair services. Priced by stylist experience, clients can choose a fashionable designer haircut with a junior stylist ($35), a stylist ($47), senior stylist ($52), or a master stylist ($77) all fully capable of transforming your hair dream into a hair reality. All designer haircuts include a consultation, a shampoo, a cut, and a finishing style, using techniques such as shear, razor, and clipper cutting to ensure your ‘do is customized to your face's most used expression.
All stylists are trained in Vidal Sassoon, American Crew, and Framesi and Pureology, and they even stay up to date on modern styles with continuing education and celebrity shakedowns. For clients who are happy with their style but want to reward their hair for good behavior, Topps Salon Day Spa offers other hair services such as conditioning treatments ($20) and Framesi hair treatments ($40).
Topps Salon Day Spa
The floor-to-ceiling front window at Topps Salon Day Spa lets in natural sunlight that bounces off the pale-yellow walls and light wooden floors. Upon entering the airy salon, guests see shelves full of pink, purple, and green Pureology bottles—with a few products by American Crew and Framesi sprinkled in—as well as a counter with complimentary coffee. A row of six styling chair lies to the left, where staff draw on their certifications and training in Brazilian Blowout, Vidal Sassoon, and Framesi to revamp hair.
In the day spa, aestheticians wax away unwanted hair and rejuvenate skin with facials for both men and women, while massage therapists relieve aches with Swedish and shiatsu massages. Nail technicians contribute manicures and pedicures topped off with OPI polish, or create nail art recreating each scene from the Bayeux Tapestry.