The experienced aestheticians and stylists at West End Salon & Spa pamper every client, whether they?re a walk-in there for a quick eyebrow wax or a client with an appointment for a full-day spa retreat. In the salon, keratin treatments and blowouts gussy up bedraggled locks, and nails get coats of fast-drying Shellac polish.
The Beauty Mark's experienced technicians bestow clients with beach-reminiscent glows during 20-minute airbrush-tanning sessions. After meeting with a spray professional to discuss color options and favorite tan-line haikus, clients retreat to a secluded area for a hand-applied mist of St. Tropez's scented formula. The specialized serums deepen skin tone and color without fading into an unnatural orange tint, gifting bearers a sun-kissed bronze sans UV-ray exposure and an actual kiss from the sun.
At FrancesRay Jules Salon, stylists shear, color, and straighten tresses, polish nails, and pamper skinscapes, earning laud as having Boston?s Best Waxing by CityVoter in 2009 and voted as best salon in 2006 and 2007. Expert hands style manes into elegant updos and brush Jules Makeup over eyes and cheeks before wedding ceremonies or bouquet-toss cage matches. Epidermises rejuvenate with facials, waxing, and body treatments such as an exfoliating body glow with sea salts and essential oils. FrancesRay Jules Salon's aestheticians wield professional products as they transform exteriors, treating nails to OPI polish and locks to Farouk BioSilk and Moroccanoil to leave locks stronger than a bodybuilding grizzly bear.
Today's Groupon prettifies any part—big or small, tall or short, blond or brunette, square or circle—at Element Day Spa, an Aveda salon and spa in Charlestown. You get $125 worth of any service, salon or spa, for $50. Element offers seven different types of massages (a Swedish is $85 for an hour), six different facials (the classic Aveda facial is $50 for 30 minutes), waxing (a Brazilian is $65), manicures ($25), haircuts ($45 to $65), hair color ($65+), and more.
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.
A cut and style normally costs $55 at Will Charles, but throw in the Gloss Shine and the Kerastase Treatments (normally $45 each), and you're getting a real bargain. The Gloss Shine Treatment will make your hair smooth and shiny. Don't want smooth and shiny hair? Then use the treatment on your penny collection. The Kerastase Intensive Repair Treatment uses the top quality Kerastase brand restorative cream to repair hair that's been damaged by the sun, sea, chlorinated water, dying, highlighting, or gelling up for the big concert.