Archive for July, 2011

Women’s Cut, Color, or Keratin Treatment at Headlines Salon in San Rafael

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
Women's Cut, Color, or Keratin Treatment at Headlines Salon in San Rafael

Every time a new idea crosses the mind, a new hair sprouts as the idea tries to escape the brain and patent itself. Keep thoughts in check with today's hair-disciplining Groupon to Headlines Salon in San Rafael.

• For $30, you get a women's-only haircut (up to $60 value).
• For $60, you get a cut and partial color (up to a $125 value).
• For $125, you get a keratin smoothing treatment (up to a $250 value).

Headlines Salon's tress trimmers snip strands and style them with trendy, exciting aplomb. Ladies can restyle their looks with a skillful women's-only cut, or opt for the cut and color to have hair's hue modified to better match their favorite Star Wars bounty hunter's helmet. An on-site style portfolio helps guests properly communicate their desired look to the salon's staffer. Clients who yearn for stronger, healthier locks can choose to go with the keratin smoothing treatment, an all-protein therapy that adds an external layer onto each follicle, protecting it from the sun's harsh rays and even harsher attitude. The Headlines Salon staff handles heads with products such as Redken, L'Oreal, and Featherlocks, and is adjoined by a boutique that clients can peruse when their new 'do is complete.

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$20 for a Full-Face Threading at M&M Thread Salon in Berkeley ($40 Value)

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
$20 for a Full-Face Threading at M&M Thread Salon in Berkeley ($40 Value)

Like bonsai trees, eyebrows require loving attention and skilled care if they're to shade a face with beautiful good fortune. Prune your fortune maker with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a full-face threading at M&M Thread Salon (a $40 value). This Groupon is only valid at the Berkeley location.

At M&M Thread Salon, a talented team of arch artists eliminates unwanted facial hair using nothing more than a supply of pure cotton thread and a flick of the wrist. Full-face threading includes total depilation of all expression-inhibiting stubble, including the contouring of both eyebrows into a perfect arch or eyelid toupee. A natural, hygienic alternative to waxing, the 30- to 45-minute treatment is swift and gentle on sensitive skin, ensuring that hair removal often doesn’t result in redness, irritation, or ingrown hairs.

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$13 for Two Latin-Dance or Adult-Ballet Classes at Symbolic Dance & Fitness (Up to $40 Value)

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
$13 for Two Latin-Dance or Adult-Ballet Classes at Symbolic Dance & Fitness (Up to $40 Value)

It takes two to tango, which is why the Three Stooges pursued careers in quantum physics. Let your feet find their calling with today's Groupon: for $13, you get two tango, salsa, bachata, or adult-ballet classes at Symbolic Dance & Fitness (up to a $40 value).

Voted 2011 Best Dance Studio in the San Francisco AList, Symbolic Dance & Fitness invites dancers of all skill levels to kick up their heels during a packed schedule of one-hour Latin-dance classes and 105-minute adult-ballet classes. Known for her championship shimmying and detailed, clear instruction, Ava Apple and partner Rodolfo Guzman demystify counting and couples chemistry during various salsa classes. Rose Vierling's tango courses walk aspiring strutters through swivels and hesitations conceived in the gritty streets of Argentina, and dancer Mireille Ruiz sends hips into rhythmic orbit during Dominican-bachata classes. Although salsa, tango, and Dominican-bachata courses involve partnering, students are not required to provide their own partners or bring along cardboard cutouts of Fred Astaire. During adult-ballet classes, thighs will gracefully descend into deep pliés or soar skyward in grand jetés under the tutelage of Julie Lowe, who has taught professionally for more than 20 years and was a Principal Ballerina with the Oakland Ballet.

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$20 for $40 Toward Maternity and Baby Clothing and Accessories at Stork’s Nest in Danville

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
$20 for $40 Toward Maternity and Baby Clothing and Accessories at Stork’s Nest in Danville

Though the pelican's deep, cozy bill is better suited to carry infants to their new homes, the stork is the only bird that can decipher babies' crudely drawn maps. Outfit avian deliveries with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 toward maternity clothing, baby clothing, and accessories at Stork’s Nest in Danville.

A frequent winner of Diablo magazine’s Best Maternity Couture Shop in the East Bay award, Stork’s Nest delivers a chic bundle of maternity and baby clothes and nursery accessories. Maternity clothes in a variety of styles, from seersucker dresses ($96) to vertigo pants ($64), snuggle up to their baby-size offspring. In addition to chromosome-specific Baby Brother onesies ($33) and Toni Tierney bluebird dresses ($51), gender-neutral clothes such as Trumpette knit hoodies ($27) keep both boys and girls stylish and un-naked. Stork's Nest also carries a cozy collection of nursery accessories from chenille baby blankets ($32–$64) to mobiles that sing nightly Metallica lullabies.

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$12 for $25 Worth of Mexican Fare and Drink at Mexico Lindo

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
$12 for $25 Worth of Mexican Fare and Drink at Mexico Lindo

Every prince knows that the most effective way to wake up a sleeping beauty is not with a boring kiss, but with a single potent drop of fiery green chili. Awaken tired taste buds in royal fashion with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Mexico Lindo.

Mexico Lindo fosters enjoyable outings of casually fine dining with a menu of Mexican fare handmade from fresh ingredients. Begin a culinary journey with the empanadas, which wrap up chicken in a blanket of masa and lay it to rest on a bed of lima-bean puree before blanketing it in salsa roja and reading it a bedtime story ($6.50). The pollo boracho enjoys a deliciously besotted carousal in a spicy wine-and-beer marinade ($12.50), and the carnitas lounge in slow-roasted bliss alongside helpings of nopalitos ($11.75). Meanwhile, the bone-in chicken mole melds the disparate worlds of dinner and Candy Land with a rich sauce offering hints of chocolate flavor ($12.50). As they sample masterfully crafted dishes, diners can sip tasty beverages such as the Mexico Lindo margarita ($16), a feisty blend of Patron Silver, Citronage, orange juice, and Gran Gala served in an 18-ounce goblet.

Like a terry-cloth opera cloak, the stylish scenery at Mexico Lindo cultivates a refined comfort. Inside, guests lounge among the restaurant's warm, old-school Mexican décor, watching the bar area's flat-screen TVs, while outdoor eaters dine on the open patio, drinking in the splendor of the fresh air and views of Silver Creek's scenic hills.

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$25 for $50 Worth of MANGO Fashion Apparel and Accessories

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
$25 for $50 Worth of MANGO Fashion Apparel and Accessories

Clothing can make a statement and flatter a figure, all while hiding embarrassing tattoos of Teddy Roosevelt and tattoos of Teddy Roosevelt’s tattoo of William McKinley. Drape physiques in concealing vestments with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of women's apparel and accessories from MANGO. This deal is redeemable online only and expires August 24.

Drawing from Barcelonan roots, MANGO’s online store adorns fashion followers with the worldly day and eveningwear that fills its boutique racks. MANGO's autumn/winter 2011 line features classic fabrics such as denim and wool, which are subtly upgraded with sparkle, glitter, and sequins. A women's camel V-neck shirtdress can spiff up bods in a cut that is both casual and cute ($49.90), while the V-neck sweater keeps torsos warm and professional ($29.90). Peruse MANGO’s handbag collection to find bright orange leather pocketbooks ($109.90) and gold quilted clutches ($89.90), or check out the jewelry section to find a black cuff with gold studs ($34.90) to shield wrists from the hearts you wear on your shirtsleeves.

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$59 for One AC or Heater Tune-Up from ABC Cooling & Heating ($129 Value)

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
$59 for One AC or Heater Tune-Up from ABC Cooling & Heating ($129 Value)

A broken air-conditioning unit endangers comfort, lemonade ice cubes, and white-tailed-yeti roommates. Take control of your fragile indoor habitat with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get one AC or heater tune-up from ABC Cooling & Heating (a $129 value). This Groupon includes service to the greater San Jose area.

ABC Cooling & Heating's temperature technicians have repaired, serviced, and replaced heating and AC equipment in Northern California homes for more than 50 years. Stave off heat while protecting ice sculptures of Andrew Jackson with an AC tune-up, which includes a comprehensive cleaning and inspecting of filters, pumps, coils, motors, and thermostats. ABC's professional serviceperson will also ensure that all electrical connections are tightened and that drain lines run free of any blockages or build-up. In the cold months, tuned-up heating systems combat cold and abominable snow cones more efficiently after a technician cleans and inspects pilots, heat exchangers, combustion chambers, burners, fans, safety controls, and thermostats, and replenishes the oil for the motor and bearings.

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$74 for Four-Week App-Development Course from Udemy ($250 Value)

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
$74 for Four-Week App-Development Course from Udemy ($250 Value)

Before modern computing, individuals learned about the world via newspapers, most of which were started by corrupt oil barons in order to give their competitors false tips about the moon’s oil reserves. Take one small step into current technology with today's Groupon: for $74, you get a four-week course on developing apps for iPhone and iPads from Udemy (a $250 value). A system running Mac OSX is required to develop for the iOS platform.

Udemy flips the world of higher education on its mortarboard by enabling anyone to disseminate knowledge or take a course online. Lend an earbud to Bess Ho—guest lecturer at the Stanford School of Engineering, developer for the Apple iPhone App Store, and instructor of the Learn to Develop an iPhone or iPad App in 4 Weeks course—as she covers topics such as Objective-C, adding icons and launch images, and animating objects during 12 step-by-step chapters. Since they’re all online, the courses are digestible at each student's individual pace, unlike trigonometry, which all humans understand at the exact same pace. Each step toward app aptitude is helped along by tools provided directly on the site, including video lectures for visual demonstration, source codes and exercises for each section, and a discussion board for asking Ms. Ho questions directly.

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$45 for $100 Worth of Women’s Apparel, Shoes, and Accessories at Pink & Harmony in Menlo Park

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
$45 for $100 Worth of Women's Apparel, Shoes, and Accessories at Pink & Harmony in Menlo Park

Although a stitch in time saves nine, wearing clothing made with space-time fabric results in reverse aging and involuntary teleportation. Keep wardrobes current with today's Groupon: for $45, you get $100 worth of women's apparel, shoes, and accessories at Pink & Harmony in Menlo Park.

Pink & Harmony's lofted boutique is home to a carefully curated collection of stylish apparel, shoes, and accessories for women. Wrap torsos in the colorful achy braky dress ($60), or cover toes with floral flats ($30). Donning a Beatrice lace tank ($68) adds feminine flair to an ordinary pair of jeans; a pixie bracelet with cascading charms ($72) gives wearers the ability to fly. Like a plant in a sun chamber, shoppers will blossom under the possibilities of chic, versatile new styles by perusing Pink & Harmony’s wide variety of tops, bottoms, and outerwear.

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$7 for $15 Worth of Comics and Merchandise at Treasure Island Comics in Fremont

Saturday, July 30th, 2011
$7 for $15 Worth of Comics and Merchandise at Treasure Island Comics in Fremont

The most valuable superpower is not x-ray vision or super strength but the ability to foil a villain's next move by skipping ahead in the comic. Stay on top of predictable do-badders with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of comics and merchandise at Treasure Island Comics in Fremont.

Brimming with classic posters and comic-book merchandise, Treasure Island Comics keeps abreast of all the latest goings-on in the spandex-centric corners of the multiverse. New releases hit the shelves every Wednesday, with the latest additions including a hardcover copy of Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps ($19.99) and a blast from the past in Superman - The 70s #1 from DC Retroactive, in which the Man of Steel contends with both Mr. Mxyzptlk and the sonic assault of Disco Duck ($4.99). Pick up a pile of press-hot issues ($2.99–$3.99 for most comics), or embark on a graphic tour tracing the history of the superhero with Grant Morrison's new release, Supergods ($26). Treasure Island Comics regularly hosts interactive events such as midnight movies and weekly visits to the radioactive laboratories of local archvillains.

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