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.
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.
Beverly Day Spa might seem like a typical nail spa, albeit a pretty one with wood manicure stations, calming green tones, and a crystal chandelier,?but the little touches it employs makes it stand out. Tools are disposable when possible or are sterilized with the spa's autoclave sterilization system, a system typically used by dentists and doctors. Gel-drying lamps rely on LED, not UV, light, and products used are from the Seacret line, which pampers skin with minerals from the Dead Sea. And technicians are perfectly adept at creating everything from stiletto nails to nail art featuring ombre glitter or the entire Declaration of Independence.
Further back in the space,?the nail spa gives way to private treatment rooms where aestheticians administer Seacret facials, remove unwanted body hair, and individually attach eyelash extensions to natural lashes.
Tranquility Massage and Spa is lead by Janet Owen Estella, who in 15 years as a massage therapist has appeared on TV, been interviewed in New Perspectives Magazine, and worked for the Massachusetts Chiefs AAA baseball team for her therapeutic skills. She also studied aesthetics and herbal medicine, and she integrates all of these skills and experiences into her treatments at Tranquility Massage and Spa.
In her lovely spa—between a gas fireplace and views of the Bass River—the experienced staff doles out therapeutic massages, full body exfoliation treatments, and energy work. The staff treats neck and back pain, headaches, chronic pain, sports injuries, and sore muscles. Knowledge of botanical medicine informs aesthetic treatments—as they use natural plant enzymes to draw out the skin’s radiant colors during the Tranquility enzyme facial.
Rendered in white, three-dimensional lettering, the words create and relax hang from A Little Style's sky-blue walls. The salon follows these commands faithfully. From the outside, it looks like a quaint white house, and this homey feel extends indoors, where patrons find comfy chairs, decorations during the holidays, and shelves stocked with Redken, Matrix, and other professional products for sale. It's in this space that stylist and owner Rachel Little's creativity shines. Ms. Little transforms hairstyles with trendy cuts, flattering highlights, and all-over color treatments. She also works with children, whose hair grows at a rate one million times faster than adults'.
Under the direction of owner and stylist Erica Duke, the staff at Ericalee's 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.