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 Groupon: for $35, you get $75 worth of salon services at Twist Hair Salon, located in Bear Mountain Village.
Twist's trained stylists revivify locks and phalanages via a hair- and nail-taming menu of services. Haircuts sculpt silhouettes into new and interesting shapes ($40–$60 for women, $30 and up for men), and simple styling coddles malnourished locks with love and high-quality products ($35 and up). Mimic the pelage colourings of a celebrity doppelganger or celebrity spirit animal with selective highlights ($65 and up) or a full colour ($60 and up). Ragged talons become spellbinding fashion claws with a basic manicure ($30) or full mani-pedi ($80), and unwelcome fuzzies vanish during wax evictions on the upper lip ($8) and eyebrows ($15).
Deeply coloured wood floors, warm walls, and sleek mirrors imbue the salon with a comfortably modern feel, akin to a bubble-bath screen saver. Special-event styling packages for weddings, princely balls, or sinister masquerades are also available. Call ahead for an appointment.