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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.

68 Staniford St.
Boston,
MA
US

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.

205 Portland St
Boston,
MA
US

Studio 9 specializes in sculpting streamlined and symmetrical eyebrows; Boston magazine named it Best Brow Shaper in 2008, and InStyle picked it for Best Boston Brows in its 2009 Beauty Black Book. Let one of these talented pluckists give your brows a look of surprise just in time for gift-receiving season ($45 for sculpting). Or, opt for a haircut in the latest style ($35–$100) or a conditioning treatment with a head massage ($25). A member of the Boston Wedding Group, Studio 9 has excelled at bridal and prom hairdos (updos start at $65) and a special 'do for proms that turn into weddings. Perfectly coifed clients treat their digits to a luxurious spa manicure ($30). A full range of makeup services includes expert application of false lashes and pupil-illuminating eye makeup ($60).

9 Newbury St
Boston,
MA
US

Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.

Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.

28 Arlington St
Boston,
MA
US

The Brazilian blowout is a thoroughly popular method for eradicating frizz and achieving a gleaming mane of tossable, healthy head hair (see here for the FAQ, and here for details of the Brazilian blowout process). Over the course of about 90 minutes, one of the expert stylists at Marc Harris will use a nutrient complex and proprietary polymer system (formaldehyde-free) to create protective sheaths of protein around each strand of hair, smoothing rough cuticles like sandpaper being dipped in a vat of melted throat lozenges. The radiant results last up to 12 weeks and can be washed and dried sans damage (although the effect is best prolonged via Açai hair-care products). With your new, pulchritudinous tresses, you'll be able to put silky lions to shame at the zoo or become an instant celebrity for hosting the first nesting pair of endangered beauty eagles, which only rear their young in the most gorgeous of dos.

4 Avery St
Boston,
MA
US

Stop hiding under wide-brimmed hats and curtains of hair with today's Groupon to Beaucage. For just $50, you can indulge in a 50-minute signature facial that will have you pouting and posing for the next available camera, mirror, or hunter-gatherer.

71 Newbury St
Boston,
MA
US