The Beauty Mark's experienced technicians bestow clients with beach-reminiscent glows during 20-minute airbrush-tanning sessions. After meeting with a spray professional to discuss color options and favorite tan-line haikus, clients retreat to a secluded area for a hand-applied mist of St. Tropez's scented formula. The specialized serums deepen skin tone and color without fading into an unnatural orange tint, gifting bearers a sun-kissed bronze sans UV-ray exposure and an actual kiss from the sun.
A cut and style normally costs $55 at Will Charles, but throw in the Gloss Shine and the Kerastase Treatments (normally $45 each), and you're getting a real bargain. The Gloss Shine Treatment will make your hair smooth and shiny. Don't want smooth and shiny hair? Then use the treatment on your penny collection. The Kerastase Intensive Repair Treatment uses the top quality Kerastase brand restorative cream to repair hair that's been damaged by the sun, sea, chlorinated water, dying, highlighting, or gelling up for the big concert.
I Soci Salon lives up to the reputation of historic Newbury Street—which has been called the Rodeo Drive of the East—while maintaining a comfortable, earthy atmosphere. The crew has hosted fashion shows, and co-created a short movie with a local film and arts collective. White cube-shaped tables and ‘60s-inspired artwork give the space a clean, modern vibe, which complements services such as precision razor cuts and Liscio Japanese hair-straightening treatments.
Studio 9 specializes in sculpting streamlined and symmetrical eyebrows; Boston magazine named it Best Brow Shaper in 2008, and InStyle picked it for Best Boston Brows in its 2009 Beauty Black Book. Let one of these talented pluckists give your brows a look of surprise just in time for gift-receiving season ($45 for sculpting). Or, opt for a haircut in the latest style ($35–$100) or a conditioning treatment with a head massage ($25). A member of the Boston Wedding Group, Studio 9 has excelled at bridal and prom hairdos (updos start at $65) and a special 'do for proms that turn into weddings. Perfectly coifed clients treat their digits to a luxurious spa manicure ($30). A full range of makeup services includes expert application of false lashes and pupil-illuminating eye makeup ($60).
The Salon at 10 Newbury sits at the end of Boston’s toniest street, a stretch of eight blocks packed with upscale boutiques and high-end hair salons. Founded in 1995, the salon, with commanding views of “The Street” as it’s called locally, focuses primarily on hair: regular cuts, curly cuts, dry cuts and even organic single process coloring. For anyone in need, the beauty parlor is also a discreet place to purchase wigs, hairpieces and natural-looking hair extensions. The Salon at 10 Newbury’s hair replacement center is more than discreet; affable stylists consult with customers in an entirely separate area of the salon.
Getting into shape got a whole lot trendier when the Sports Club/LA came to Boston. The massive space has everything a fitness buff could want or need – and then some. With over 110,000 square feet of space, the full-service gym offers cardio programs, group exercise plans, cycling studios, yoga classes, a Pilates studio, basketball courts, free weights, squash courts, treadmills and stair climbers. Professional Boston sports players and visiting team athletes are often spotted working out here before venturing over to the adjacent spa for a massage; or kicking back at the on-site restaurant, blu, for a great view of Downtown Crossing.