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 $25, you get a complete brow service, plus your choice of a brow or lash tint, (up to $70 value) at Vanity Cosmetics on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. A 2009 Best Waxing nominee by the LA Hotlist, Vanity Cosmetics and its staff of personal beauty artists sculpt customized looks with a comprehensive spate of services in a warm and welcoming salon. For first-time guests, a specialist will revamp frazzled brows by shaping, trimming, and tweezing unkempt hair, and regular brow regulators are welcome to come in for basic maintenance. Choose a brow tint, during which incipient gray hairs are covered and color is defined, or a lash tint, which imbues the hair closest to the eye with becoming thickness. This Groupon also includes a 20% discount on a same-visit makeup application.
Vanity Cosmetics' seasoned staffers ready clients for nights on the town by soothing skin with a range of facials, shaping brows with waxing and threading services, and applying makeup with a mixture of high-end products and Vanity's house brand of cosmetics. Additionally, makeup artists guide patrons through the step-by-step process of dolling up for dates, interviews, or mime conventions during the salon's individualized makeup lessons, instructing skills such as correcting color, lending eyebrows expressive arches, and crafting feature-flattering highlights.