During a Swedish massage at Ambiance Salon & Spa, long, gentle strokes glide over the musculature while circular kneads bolster circulation and work-out knots. The customized ministrations of a signature facial remedy skin’s specific ailments, counteracting the complexion-marring effects of acne, aging skin, and uneven pigmentation. The 75-minute session can leave skin of all types more elastic and beaming with a youthful glow emulated by many amateur supernovae.
Mizu's incredible stylists are trained to artfully and scientifically harmonize your haircut with your unique coloring, bone structure, and style. The cut and style will be artfully sculpted upon your head by a staff that Daily Candy calls "a dream team of stylists." That could mean that it's the best stylists on the planet, or maybe that Larry Bird or Michael Jordan could be cutting your hair. Either way, you're set for quite a new 'do. Just check out the crazy press they've received.
As a creative force we inspire our stylists and clients by defining the cutting edge of the industry. We're a nurturing, vibrant, creative community whose unique talent and expertise defines trends and creates new standards in the beauty world.
A round-up of the nation’s top 100 salons in Elle magazine included an image of one of its honorees, a stark-white salon warmed by rustic, chocolate wood floors and sleek square styling chairs. That salon is Trephin, and its stylists are no strangers to recognition like this. Owner Brian Rand, for example, was given the award for the city’s best women’s haircut in 2011 by Boston Magazine, and colorist Nina Ganci’s balayage technique won accolades from InStyle magazine, who lauded her ability to brush on highlights that “look as natural or as trendy as you like.” Because they adhere to a high level of professionalism, the staff keeps to a short list of services that focus solely on hair. Aside from cuts and coloring, they can smooth locks with express keratin blow-outs or Brazilian keratin treatments or create sleek and chic movement with texture wave treatments. To help keep hair looking healthy and full, they also nourish strands with deep conditioners, volumizing serums, warm bowls of soup, and reconstructing masques, which can also be used to enhance the effects of a finishing blowout.
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.
A haircut at Bradley & Diegel runs between $70 and $125, depending on the skilled stylist wielding the scissors. All stylists give a free consultation before they lop off a single lock, which is much more helpful than the government-mandated pep talk before the purchase of a baby turtle. During this consultation, you'll agree upon what sort of look you want to achieve. If your hair has begun to resemble a black-and-white film, B&D's colorists will turn your tresses to Technicolor with single-process roots ($70–$95), ends ($20–$30), or highlights ($90–$240).