Medusa Salon is one of six Slope spots where you can get a beauty deal through tomorrow

Medusa Salon is one of six Slope spots where you can get a beauty deal through tomorrow

Our Park Slope Summer Beauty promotion rounds out tomorrow, so it’s your last chance to mention Brokelyn and get 20% off or more on haircuts, waxes, facials and more from the six participating salons, if you haven’t already. Think of it as an Independence Day make-over, so you can bask among the beer and bbq and fireworks this weekend.

Here’s a rundown of what’s offered where:

Slope Suds Salon: 20% off cut or color
Elan Salon & Day Spa and Venelle Salon & Spa: 20% off facials and waxes
Medusa Salon: 20% off all hair services
Salon Bohemia: 20% off any service (hair, waxes, and facials) of at least $30; 25% off when you combine two or more services
Dhaga Aveda Salon: 20% off all services (hair, threading, waxing, ear piercing)

So get thee to the salon and looking good!

06/23/14 2:33pm
brooklyn museum fountain

You know, like this. Except with music playing too. via Flickr user Howard Brier

Y’all know the super rad fountain in front of the Brooklyn Museum? The high spurts of water make you feel giddy and full of hope about the romantic possibilities of life…and very jealous of all the little kids who get to run up and try to fuck with them without reprimand. Well, if you’re musicially inclined, here’s a way for you to have more fun with the fountain than even the kiddos: The Brooklyn Museum is calling for submissions from composers and music producers of any genre to make a soundtrack to accompany the fountain’s water blasts. Any genre whatsoever, so if you’ve been saving up that electroclash/grindcore composition for you the perfect occasion, this might be it. All you have to do is email a link to your composition to adult.programs [AT] brooklynmuseum.org by July 30. The final selections will then be performed for the general public Thursday, August 14 at 6:30 pm.

06/16/14 4:43pm
Who has the fairest soul of  all these average looking people?

Who has the fairest soul in this line up of looney tunes?

The saying is wrong, beauty isn’t only skin deep! Comedian and event mastermind Jo Firestone, the brains and laughs behind Friends of Single People, the World’s Tiniest Comedy Club and the Punderdome, has gathered together 12 folks who may look average on the outside, but possess above-average souls, to compete for the title of “Most Inner Beautiful” at the 3rd Annual Inner Beauty Pageant, Wednesday at 8pm at Littlefield. Hell, as long as it’s pageant season, you may as well get to as many as you can. (more…)

06/16/14 7:00am
brooklyn dog runs

Your pup will jump for joy when you bring her to one of these dog runs or off-leash areas. All photos by Kirsten White

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You and your mutt can only play fetch for so long in your apartment’s 10 feet of common area before you’ll both literally run into the wall. Now that it’s summer, you’ve got no excuse not to get off your haunches and bound into the great outside! Whether catatonic in the coffice or comatose on the couch, you’ve both been cooped up for too long and are in great need of some Vitamin D(og). Don’t despair, we’ve made a list of seven of our favorite North Brooklyn dog runs and off-leash areas where you both can run around free.  (more…)

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Slope Suds wants to clean up your coif

Slope Suds
462 7th Avenue (at 16th Street)
718-788-7837 (SUDS)
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Deal: 20% off cut or color for new clients who mention Brokelyn through July 3.

Ever wonder what it would be like to get your hair cut without getting it wet first? At Slope Suds, a cozy neighborhood salon in the South Slope, owner Karla Mironov and senior stylist Milla can do your ‘do using the John Sahag dry cutting method, which results in a more precise cut than the traditional wet cut (but they do those as well.) Curly-haired girls, book with senior stylists Alan or Milla. For vibrant, trending color, ask for Amanda, and for buttery highlights and seamless ombre, resident color expert, Nicki, who works weekends. Junior stylist and “rising star” Nallely excels at dapper men’s cuts and fashionable ladies’ styles. While you’re there don’t forget to check out Mironov’s new line, Karla Jean Luxe body care. The Jasmine Grapefruit and Bergamot Sugar Whip sounds delicious, err, for the skin.

Check out the complete Park Slope summer beauty guide here!

Dhaga will do right by your ‘do

Dhaga Aveda Salon
294 5th Avenue (btw 1st and 2nd streets)
347-689-3827
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Deal: 20% off all services for new clients who mention Brokelyn through July 3

If the fact that Dhaga Aveda Salon offered half-price hair cuts and donated the proceeds to cancer patients isn’t reason enough to patronize it, the services alone sound too good to pass up. How about a chocolate wax that will leave your skin silky instead of red and irritated? There’s a whole menu just for “Aveda Hair Treats.” The Scalp Soother is an exfoliating head massage using wintergreen-derived salicylic acid to remove itchy build-up. Curly haired girls: look to stylists Reina Goodrich and Grace Anne Baptiste, who are Deva Curl certified. If you want to go for color, you’ve got highlights to gloss to balayage and ombre options to choose from, all conducted with plant-based Aveda color products that are easy on your mop.

Check out the rest of the deals in our Park Slope summer beauty guide!

Let yourself be pampered at Venelle

Venelle Salon and Spa
62 7th Avenue (at Lincoln Place)
718-989-9855
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Deal: 20% off facials and waxing Mondays-Thursdays for new clients through July 3

Ella Auerbakh’s second Slope spa and salon (she also owns Elan) has a bright energy when you walk in, with shiny wood floors and a rose-colored antique sofa. Meander back where you’ll find a long hallway with a Persian rug and olive green walls, and a lush carpeted staircase leading up to the second-floor hair salon, and you’ll feel like you’ve happened upon an enchanted sorority house. This is a place to be pampered and forget. The green-certified spa employs a holistic approach— the all organic facials use fruits and herbs and medicinal plants, like the Rose hip and Maize Exfoliating C Facial treatment, which draws upon rose hip’s high Vitamin C content and soothing benefits to restore balance to the skin. (It comes in a “spicy version” that adds lime and paprika.) Waxing options run the gamut, from head to toe, so dive in and take off what you don’t need.

View the complete Park Slope summer beauty guide here!

06/09/14 3:21pm
so refreshing. Via Food52

Cold brew, so refreshing. Via Food52

Cold-brew coffee is delicious. It’s smooth and strong, less acidic and bitter than hot coffee, and somehow never tastes watered down. Once you’ve tried it, it’s hard to stomach hot coffee over ice. And with temperatures already soaring into the 80s now that it’s June, a steaming hot cup of joe doesn’t really appeal. Trouble is, standard price for cold brew is $3-$4 at the coffee shop, which would be ridiculous to pay every day. Making it at home can seem intimidating, but really all it requires is a little planning and know-how.  (more…)

Treat yo’self at Elan

Elan Salon & Day Spa
157 7th Avenue (at Garfield Place)
718-789-1700
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Deal: 20% off waxing and facials Mondays-Thursdays for new clients who mention Brokelyn through July 3

When Lithuanian-born Ella Auerbakh came to Brooklyn in 1987, a conservatory trained pianist with a one-year-old baby, she pursued a secondary degree as an esthetician to make ends meet. She’s now the owner of two 7th Avenue salon and spa destinations, Elan which she opened in 1993, and Venelle in 2009. The cheery space with hard wood floors and exposed brick is a full service hair salon as well as providing spa services like massages, facials, waxing and nails. Facials all employ plant-based products and minerals to soothe and exfoliate; try the Plantogen Healing Manuka Honey Layered Facial, which works wonders for acne or oily-prone skin. Elan provides both smooth wax and hard wax services—the latter applies wax directly to your skin without using strips, which might be a good option for the faint of heart.

Check out the full Park Slope Summer Beauty Guide here!

Salon Bohemia’s motto: “Yes, we do your type of hair!”

Salon Bohemia
437 7th Ave. (at 15th Street)
718-788-8750
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Deal: 20% off any service of at least $30; 25% off two or more services Mondays-Fridays for new clients who mention Brokelyn through July 3

With black and white walls, tarnished metal lockers and hard wood floors, this South Slope salon has a sleek, bare bones aesthetic, leaving it to your hair as the main event. The multicultural team prides itself on accommodating all kinds of coifs, with a motto of “Yes, we do your type of hair!” Owner Wendy Smith is a Park Slope native, old-school when it comes to Brooklyn but current when it comes to hair, a color expert who continuously trains with John Paul Mitchell and attends hair shows as often as she can. Bohemia also offers waxes, threading and facials, so take advantage of the 25% off discount by combining two or more different services. Cash tips only please.

Check out our complete Park Slope summer beauty guide for all the deals!