A good stylist can wield scissor blades well enough to sculpt a flawless hairdo, slice vegetables in midair, or cut a piece of construction paper into an exact outline of the Polynesian triangle. Enlist a style expert with today's Groupon: for $75, you get three blowouts at Whimsy Salon & Garden in Redondo Beach (a $150 value). An additional $10–$20 per visit (depending on stylist) applies to blowouts for hair long enough to reach the bra strap or midback (2" below shoulder) as well as to extremely thick or unruly hair.
Situated just three blocks from the beach, Whimsy Salon & Garden treats hair to beautifying blowouts in a cool and rustic environment. Kick back as practiced fingers shampoo and condition locks before migrating to chairs, where strands get blow-dried and lavishly styled, abandoning the Tintin curl they maintained for years out of sheer stubbornness. Upgrades are available for an additional fee, including a Kevin Murphy deep-conditioning treatment ($30), a flatiron style ($25) or a curling-iron style ($30). Guests can recline under Whimsy's crystal chandeliers while sipping a complimentary mimosa or wine that rolls sweetly off the palate, enjoying an included warm lavender-mint wrap or reveling in the salon's at-home feel.
715 S Pacific Coast Hwy.
Redondo Beach, California 90277