Shellac Manicure in Braintree

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There's more than one way to tan a hide, and Sun Touch Tanning provides a slew of them. With 12-minute VHR tanning beds and 9-minute Sun Capsule standup booths in its glow-giving arsenal, clients receive tans with some of the latest in UV technology. But since UV tanning isn't for everyone, so Sun Touch Tanning also gilts tanners with spray tans applied by certified technicians. Those same techs can travel to homes for private spray-tan parties to coat party-goers in solutions that leave skin one to two shades darker. Parties can even include solutions that set in one hour, making them ideal for a bachelorette party, girls' night out, or Come as Your Favorite Wood costume gala.

381 Washington St
Braintree,
MA
US

At Styleout Bar, clients won't find odorous dyes or lopped-off locks littering the floors. That's because Styleout specializes in blowouts, creating signature looks, such as Icon and Muse. The beauty bar offers other services, though. Technicians gloss nails with coats of shiny enamel, remove unwanted hair with precision threading, or restore hair's health with scalp and tress treatments.

250 Granite Street
Braintree,
MA
US

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.

332 Victory Rd
Quincy,
MA
US

A bold red couch jumps out against white walls like a fire hydrant in fresh snow to signal the vivid nail painting going on in the studio. At Magnifique Nail Studio, skilled nail technicians pamper digits with services such as gel manicures and deluxe pedicures. In addition to bold hues, the team’s toolkit includes sugar scrubs, foot soaks, and callus removals. Technicians perform manicures with both function and comfort in mind; clients relax on high-backed, cushioned leather seating that looks out over glossy hardwood floors.

349 Newport Avenue
Quincy,
MA
US

Upon entering Tiffany Nail Spa, guests immediately encounter a soothing environment. Long, textured curtains provide a sense of privacy between pedicure chairs, and red hanging lanterns cast a romantic glow over marble-topped manicure stations. But even more soothing than the decor are the services––aestheticians massage feet with hot stones, improve complexions with facials, loosen up knots with massages, and unveil smooth, hairless skin with waxing treatments instead of body wraps made of sticky bubblegum.

474 North Franklin Street
Holbrook,
MA
US

The staff at A & J Beauty and Day Spa can embed bliss in any part of the body with a lineup of massages, facials, body wraps, and nailcare services. Massage therapists deliver Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone treatments with the help of aromatic creams and oils or unscented products that leave less of a trail for hounds to track. Facials are customized to each client's particular skincare needs, and the selection of body wraps includes a seaweed body wrap, an exfoliating body mask, and a Parafango mud treatment. For nailcare, technicians perform manicures and pedicures and offer Shellac, a no-chip gel with a mirror-like finish that lasts for two weeks.

4186 Washington St
Roslindale,
MA
US