Having frizzy, unkempt hair can make you appear disoriented and unhinged during job interviews, first dates, and shouting matches with the neighbor's bush. Keep it together with today's Groupon: for $75, you get one Keratin Complex express blowout (a $150 value) at Verde Salon in Collingswood.
Verde Salon offers lavish personal pampering services in a holistic environment, and houses friendly, experienced stylists who uncrinkle coiffures with hair-smoothing techniques and formaldehyde-free products. Attract positive attention instead of negatively charged balloons with a frizz-reducing Keratin Complex express blowout ($150), a one-hour treatment that infuses natural keratin deep into hair cuticles, resulting in a shiny, silky noodle nest. Results typically last up to six weeks, and clients can shampoo their hair eight hours after the treatment.
The salon’s commitment to green practices is evidenced by both its products and décor, as patrons are pampered among natural-bamboo flooring, recycled wallpaper, and energy-efficient lighting. And unlike most salons, the salon replays its ambient New Age music CDs rather than throw them into a tire fire after a single use. Take this chance to minimize your carbon footprint while glamorizing your actual footprint.
Verde Salon and its eco-friendly practices have received coverage from several publications, including Lucky magazine. Philadelphia magazine included Verde Salon in its Best of Philly 2009 and Best of Philly 2008 features. Verde also took a prize for the Best of the Best in South Jersey Magazine's 2008 readers' choice awards. Eight Yelpers give the salon an average of five stars, and three Citysearchers give it an average of four stars.
The word "verde" means "green" in Spanish, and that's exactly what Verde Salon strives to be. The salon offers numerous eco-friendly beauty treatments, from formaldehyde-free nail polishes to skincare products formulated with organic and vegan ingredients. Even the space itself is green—it boasts low- or no-VOC paints and finishes, recycled wallpaper and bamboo flooring, and EnergyStar appliances.
Owner and head stylist Kevin Gatto runs the show here. The beauty guru has more than a decade of industry experience under his belt, including stints as an expert stylist on CBS- and NBC-Philadelphia, and a lifetime of shampooing his own hair. He and his team work hard to keep up with the always-changing salon industry, regularly participating in what Gatto calls "scissors-on" trainings to learn the latest styles and techniques.
4 Powell Ln.
Collingswood, New Jersey 08108Get Directions