Residents of the North End don’t have to go to Newbury Street for a great haircut. Instead, they can book an appointment at Philip’s Salon on Hanover Street. The small contemporary stylist is located just a few steps from the waterfront and away from the hustle and bustle of the restaurant zone that Hanover Street is so well known for. From single-process colors, partial highlights and conditioning glosses to trendy cuts, creative blowouts and straightening treatments, the trained stylists recommend new looks based on hair texture and face shape. They also offer hair removal services for bikini, back, eyebrow, lip and underarms, all from inside their brick storefront, touched off with warming wood tones and light wooden floors.
A romantic evening for two can be arranged over a plate of pasta at Mare — this Italian restaurant is the perfect date spot. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Mare, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. Don't go thirsty during dinner! Mare also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more. Big crowds can spread out in comfort at Mare, which specializes in hosting large groups and gatherings.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Mare as well.
Guests can leave their vehicles in the nearby lot — valet service is also available — or circle the block for a spot on the street. If you feel like saving gas, opt for public transportation, with stops conveniently located at Haymarket Station (Green, Orange), Aquarium Station (Blue), and State St. Station (Blue, Orange).
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
As a nurse working in intensive care, Antonette "Toni" Dardeno, an RN and certified medical laser safety officer who was a contributing author in CMLSOs' Best Practices in Medical Laser Safety, saw firsthand how advanced medical equipment could change lives. It wasn’t until her personal experience with a dermatologist, however, that she understood the effects lasers could have on the skin. Though this experience became the catalyst for her interest in skincare and medical-grade lasers, it was her passion to help others that led her to establish Laser Enhanced Therapies.
At this laser-centric med spa, Toni and medical adviser Dr. Elliot Lach treat patients with two types of advanced Candela lasers designed to effectively eliminate unwanted hair and leg veins and firm aging skin on a variety of epidermal types. A trained laser technician or nurse reaches for the GentleLase 755 system for pale complexions, while employing GentleYAG 1064 system for those with a darker skin tone. In addition to laser treatments, Toni and crew also clear complexions with facial treatments, such as microdermabrasion, which they enhance with paraben-free MyChelle Dermaceuticals, IMAGE, and Aubrey Organics products.
At Adara Spa, beauty curators help shape physiques with microcurrent technology and perform waxing and nail services with the goal of bringing out each guest's innate beauty. Microcurrent facials and body treatments help tighten the skin, kick-starting the cogs of the body’s fat-burning system and removing any jerky sticks wedged in its gears. High-quality salon and spa products, including offerings from OPI, Pure Fiji, and G.M. Collin, fill Adara's shelves and stylists' arsenals, allowing staffers to pair skill with rich, effective solutions.