Inside The Luxury Box's modern shop, scruffy appearances become smooth under the care of classic barbering services and a shave performed with a hot-towel straight razor. Scissor snips tame feral follicles as a stylist fashions locks into contemporary styles. Warm towels enwrap faces using heat and gushy pet names to soften rigid hairs before a straight-edge razor glides effortlessly across the skin. Each barber chair hosts a flat-screen TV to distract clients while their hair evolves into the hair of their future. Pre-man-pampering waiting areas swallow customers in the comfortable bellies of luxe leather chairs, while complimentary beverages hydrate parched palates and sports memorabilia hangs on exposed-brick walls to stoke debates about whether data analysis should still be considered a sport.
Helmed by a beauty-industry veteran with more than a decade of sunless-tanning experience, SoBella Salon & Spa bronzes skin with high-powered tanning booths and FDA–approved spray-tan solution, bestowing golden glows that rival those of glow-in-the-dark graham crackers. Skilled tress tamers shape manes and coat them in shine-boosting keratin treatments, as aestheticians vanquish unwanted hair with a panoply of waxing services.
As the seasons change, so too do the styles. The stylists at Bangs of Boston understand that the haircut that gets you through the winter might not be the one that makes a splash during your spring debut. That’s why they consult with each client before the first snip, collaborating to craft a new cut that’s both fashionable and functional. From traditional to funky, they can create any desired look, and provide Keratin treatments and Brazilian blowouts in addition to cuts and colors. Plant-derived Aveda haircare products enhance the already relaxing styling experience with whiffs of soothing scents like rosemary mint, signifying the botanical therapies taking place within the serums.
For more than 30 years, master stylist and local boy Marc Harris has been whipping people’s hair into shape, first in his flagship shop on Newbury Street, and later at two more shops that bear his name. His Financial District salon on Broad Street is a mecca for power brokers, as well as the increasing community near the ever-growing waterfront. Harris manages more than 100 employees, who go through his method of in-company training, which guarantees his chic, designer touch. Though the Broad Street salon looks small from the outside, the design of the long, airy room is deceiving; besides cuts, colors and the like, a full range of spa treatments are also available.
Inside Debu Salon and Day Spa, you'll find tall mirrors, exposed brick walls, and lots of light. There's enough space between the ceiling ductwork and hardwood floors for Wilt Chamberlain on a pogo stick. Beauty professionals welcome clients to this setting for all kinds of salon and spa services, from haircuts and waxing treatments to body wraps and pedicures.