Lotus Salon’s color specialists and stylists view each head of hair as a lump of clay ready to be sculpted and modeled. And since no two heads are the same, each finished 'do is unique and client-centric. Apart from their training and experience, stylists focus on how the person beneath the hair interacts with it—their lifestyle, desires, aesthetic preferences—using its texture, personality, and in-grown instruction manual to guide them toward a look that suits the face and person it belongs to. Whether they’re cutting and styling locks, adding doses of Wella Professionals color products, or treating hair with Enjoy vegan and cruelty-free products, they’re able to create looks that are tasteful and entirely tailored.
Whether clients are looking to snip their strands or clip in new tresses, The Snippery Hair Studio has them covered. The salon is helmed by stylist and color specialist Gina, who utilizes her over 25 years of experience and extensive training with Redken, TIGI, and Paul Mitchell when performing razor cuts, corrective color, and Keratin Complex treatments. In addition to traditional salon services, The Snippery is known for their makeovers and for making hair look fuller with razor cuts. It also carries HairDo extensions and Raquel Welch wigs, which come with human or synthetic strands.
Something changed in Braintree, Massachusetts more than two decades ago. Many of its citizens started sporting chic new hairstyles, thanks to the opening of Nancy's Special Touch. Today, the salon still styles women, men, and kids. Their beauty experts dole out many hair and nail services, from highlights to mani-pedis.
A swirling barber’s pole outside of Nanci’s Barber Shop signifies to passersby that this is the place for a straight-razor shave. Barbers pump warm lather onto skin before expertly clearing cheeks and chins of unwanted hair. Their expertise doesn’t end with facial hair, though; they also provide haircuts for men, women, and children. During football season, they even host Monday Night Football parties, providing haircuts, food, and drinks until the game ends when the weaker team's goalposts collapse from sheer exhaustion.
As if to complement its view of the harbor, Aria Salon & Spa immerses guests in oceanic serenity. One of its body treatments begins with exfoliating salts from the Dead Sea, then cocoons clients in a Hawaiian seaweed mask. Nails can benefit from the same mask during a Caribbean therapy treatment, whose tropical ingredients—mango and cocoa butter among them—soften the skin alongside scented paraffin wax. The ocean even appears on the massage table: a detoxifying back massage employs marine products that refresh the back, scalp, feet, and fin.
Of course, not every treatment calls upon briny remedies. The salon segment of the venue administers blow-dries, haircuts, and color treatments. Makeup artists highlight features with Aveda products, whereas estheticians combat acne and signs of aging with a menu of facials. The Radiant facial, for example, evens out the skin's surface with botanical extracts and the mineral tourmaline, providing a gentler alternative to microdermabrasion or practicing your eskimo-kisses on a tree.