Under the direction of owner and stylist Erica Duke, the staff at Alfonso Hair Salon transforms limp strands into face-flattering hairdos. With experience and training gleaned from Paul Mitchell, Keune, and Wella classes, stylists revamp tresses with highlights and full color. Other services include deep-conditioning treatments and color glossing that helps breathe new life into follicles that have lost their tone due to excessive exposure to the sun or glow-in-the-dark scrunchies. The salon’s services extend beyond hair to include shellac manicures and waxing treatments.
When stylist Nikki Price of Cala Renee Salon adds rich, single-process hues or bright highlights, she draws on both her advanced color certification and the salon's stock of nontoxic, organic dyes. In addition to color, Price also is skilled in cutting manes and fortifying them with nourishing deep conditioner.
Studio Hair Design’s stylists combine their creative instincts with 25 years of collective experience and Goldwell haircare products to cut, color, and style their clients’ hair. The studio, with its relaxing coastal atmosphere with ocean views, also employs technicians who dip into bottles of CND nail polishes during mani-pedis and remove hair from brows, lips, and unlucky rabbits’ feet during waxing treatments.
After low-level laser therapy brought her success in her own battle against hair loss, Amanda Mazzagila opened Rejuvenate Hair Loss Recovery Laser Therapy Clinic to share the treatment with others. Her clinic employs a cool laser that helps patients thicken their manes by increasing blood flow and protein synthesis in the scalp. She also enhances the efficacy of these core laser treatments with a range of shampoos, conditioners, and, supplements that boast hair-strengthening active ingredients.
Look Your Best's age-vanquishing team of board-certified physicians and nurses aim to whittle down wrinkles with FDA-approved Botox injections. A physician or nurse begins by examining facial fields to suss out each crease and determine a plan of attack. In a brief 30- to 45-minute session, the smoothing serum is injected directly into the facial muscles that are responsible for frown lines, laugh lines, and pug-impersonation lines, preventing their contraction. Newly liberated lines soften over the following three–five days, leaving a smoother appearance for up to four months.
By harnessing the bronzing essence of the fiery sun in a gentle mist, you can prove once and for all humankind's dominance over the weak, inanimate solar system. For $20, you’ll get a custom airbrush tan at Perfect Tan in Brookline (a $40 value.) Perfect Tan was voted best Boston Sunless Tanning in 2008 by Citysearchers. It's a clean and comfortable salon that specializes in helping first-time tanners get a golden glow, perfect for hiding in the suitcase in Pulp Fiction or tricking cars at intersections into slowing down.
The diverse team of practitioners at Eternal Balance helps to tune out the chatter of the outside world and rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit with reiki, massage, and private yoga services. The intimate healing studio, tucked away in the Cummings Center, contains a private massage treatment room where the therapist tenderizes sore muscles and unties braided tendons with Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal techniques.
A nearby classroom hosts groups of students during life-enhancing workshops, such as The Art of Natural Breathing. The studio's owner, Olga, a trained reiki practitioner and yoga instructor, concludes each session with an improvised haiku to brighten each client’s aura.