"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.
With a stay at Hotel Commonwealth in Boston (Fenway-Kenmore), you'll be minutes from Kenmore Square and Fenway Park. This 4-star hotel is close to Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Copley Place.
Make yourself at home in one of the 150 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 32-inch LCD televisions with digital programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreation amenities such as a health club or take in the view from a rooftop terrace. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Boston? This hotel has 6000 square feet (557 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and a meeting/conference room. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
The bright pink-and-white sign outside the funky women’s clothing store known as Lipstick is displayed prominently on this Newbury Street brownstone, and the cozy one-room shop is just up the stairs. Inside, expect a mix of female formalwear, sleeveless dresses and lots of polka dots, making the sometimes drab winters of Boston pop with a bit of fun and flare. The looks are specifically designed by the owner’s brother’s studio in London, where they own a chain of shops similar to Lipstick. The Newbury boutique also sells scarfs, leggings, earrings and belts. For a great bargain, don’t miss the $20 T-shirt section located at the front of the room, and if you’re in the area check out the second location in the Natick Mall.