"Diversity in style" is the catchphrase that perfectly personifies Salon 2, where the multitalented staff members each boast a particular talent or styling niche. Color experts and press and curl aficionados work side by side with eyelash extensionists and waxing specialists, ensuring each and every bodily thread is well tended to. Other salon professionals are masters at sewn-in extensions, braids, or keratin treatments, and an in-house barber is even available to style mohawks and fades or erase five-o'clock shadows with straight-razor shaves or fuller beards built out of cotton balls.
Berklee College of Music–trained guitarist Greg Arney instructs rock recruits and campfire connoisseurs alike in guitar lessons that cater to a multitude of styles. Fledgling pick wielders will glean important skills from 30-minute private lessons, ensuring proper technique and axe-wielding posture to avoid felling nearby potted plants, and take-home multimedia materials reinforce each newly cultivated concept. Today's Groupon is valid only for lessons in Arney's space on Massachusetts Avenue.
Boston Lashes' certified lash stylists follow Xtreme Lashes' exclusive X-Technique extension method, which gifts clients with thick, natural-looking lashes. The method, developed by a team of chemical engineers under the direction of a registered nurse, consists of applying specialized adhesives and synthetic strands to clients' existing lashes. Additionally, stylists tailor the extensions to match clients' desired look—lashes can be lengthened to look more alluring and shaped to resemble insect wings to make trout swoon while fly-fishing.
In their welcoming space on Newbury Street in historic Back Bay, the 11 experienced stylists at Salon Red and Spa strive to apply a personalized touch to every hair-sculpting session. They draw from knowledge of current trends to discuss potential hairstyles before they begin cutting and styling, straightening and curling, or cooing to coax out baby birds accidentally nesting in updos. Besides trimming tresses, they can lengthen them with sew-in or fusion extensions and lace-front wigs or add colorful accents with hand-applied balayage highlights.
The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.
But what many don't know about the brand?despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase?is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.
Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.
Kekei Salon & Beauty Lounge's team of stylists, colorists, and manicurists constantly strive to stay one step ahead of beauty trends. Inside their cozy two-level Fenway location, this tight-knit crew performs hair and spa treatments that range from basic cuts to organic facials. Recognizing that women aren't the only ones who want to groom themselves, they devote an entire menu of services that are aimed at helping men put their best foot forward. As a Redken Ambassador salon, Kekei uses only high-quality hair, nail, and skin products from well-known brands such as OPI, CND, and Deva Curl. The salon's unique loyalty program rewards repeat customers with points that they can be exchange for complimentary hair, waxing, and nail services.