Ann Supple Massey, the owner and founder of Rouge Cosmetics, has personally tested every product in her store, from the eye shadows to the moisturizers to the body fragrances. Her discerning eye is one of the reasons the store was awarded "Best of Boston" for makeup shopping in Boston Magazine in 2009. In addition to time-tested favorites from industry leaders such as Nars, Stila, and bareMinerals, clients also find products from more exclusive brands such as Darphin and Blinc, whose ?Kiss Me? mascara has graced the lashes of celebrities Jessica Alba, Rachel McAdams, and Jessica Rabbit.
Most of the aestheticians and makeup artists at Rouge have experience working at photo shoots and fashion shows, so they?re primed to help customers with a range of beauty needs. During private makeup lessons, they guide customers through popular techniques such as the smokey eye, and also acquaint them with tools and beauty products tailored to their personal style. The shop offers several other services, including bridal makeup and false lash applications.
The journey from disheveled to dapper begins and ends in each of The Buzz Barber Shop’s styling chairs. During men’s haircuts, the talented barbers even out the sides, take just enough off the top, and shave residual whiskers from the neck area with hot-lather shaving cream. They also mask the appearance of gray with a 10-minute men’s camo color treatment, which is a subtler way of concealing one’s age than forgetting how to walk. Women's haircuts are also available, and children and seniors are always offered a discounted haircut.
Situated in a lakeside mansion dating back to the 1860s, Men's Spa at The Mansion provides a calm and scenic home base for men to enjoy spa and haircare services. While visiting for hot-towel shaves, hairstyling, and manicures, men can enjoy niceties such as a game of pool, sports on flat-screen TVs, or cigar smoking on a deck with a view of nearby Suntaug Lake.
The barber at Shawn's Barber Shop & Shave Spot knows a traditional cut, from a line-up to a men's regular cut. Occupying the space that once belonged to Charlie's Barber Shop for some 75 years, the new barber shop hopes to become a community pillar of its own. Beyond hairstyling, the talented barber offers hot-towel shaves and color services.
When master barber Rebecca first envisioned her business, she knew it had to be a comfortable space for male clients. That’s why she equipped each station with a flat-screen TV. Rebecca also prizes convenience—she keeps her doors open seven days a week for clipper cuts, hot face shaves, and lineups.
Specializing solely in whitening smiles, the technicians of Express Teeth Whitening Center help fade blemishes on teeth, allowing patrons to smile with confidence, whether it's for that job interview or presentation, or to just feel more at ease, all without the hassle of a dental-office visit. For teeth-whitening treatments, a technician will assess the type of treatment that will work best for the client by using a mouth tray with either 36% or 44% carbamide peroxide gel or a cheek retractor with 16% hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. After that, the technician will provide the client with protective glasses and activate the stain-zapping power with a blue light. The combination whitens teeth two to seven shades and produces immediate results, unlike going back in time to un-drink a year's worth of cups of coffee.