After popping up onto the beauty landscape more than four decades ago, Salon Monte Carlo stretched locations across Massachusetts to pamper hair, nails, and bodies. Amid shelves of products from brands such as Paul Mitchell and L'Oreal, stylists color, protect, and condition strands so that clients can flip elegant hair at a party or use locks to lasso cattle at a rodeo. In private treatment rooms, aestheticians cleanse pores and purify surfaces and massage therapists perform gentle acupressure techniques to remove tension. Salon Monte Carlo's newly expanded nail area welcomes clients with leather pedicure thrones, soft curtains, and pristine manicure tables so they can have their nails shined up without lying in the path of a floor waxer.
At four members, the size of the staffat Azzuro'Terra Laser Spa & Hair Salon may be modest, but that doesn't mean their scope is small. That's because each member practices multiple disciplines; Deborah Walsh, for example, not only trims and tints hair, but also erases prominent veins with vascular laser treatments. The spa's approaches to beauty are just as diverse, making use of everything from the natural ingredients of champagne facials to the high-tech methods of laser hair removal, which uses equipment designed specifically for use on darker skin tones and hairy shadows.
Every appointment at Eve Michael Salon & Spa is designed to be an indulgent escape for clients. But an emphasis on relaxation doesn't mean the staff skimps on services. Rather, the team relies on cosmetic products selected for both their efficacy and their natural formulas. Aestheticians employ Yon-Ka's essential oils and plant extracts to hydrate and cleanse the skin during facial treatments. To better remove unwanted stubble, they use strip or hard waxes on the body, and gentle lavender and chamomile formulas on the face. The salon's stylists only need their shears and hair-whispering skills to design eye-catching new 'dos, although they can add colorful accents with Wella tints. Should additional pampering be in order, massage therapists soothe tense muscles with Swedish or deep-tissue modalities, or more specialized reflexology techniques.
Anne, the owner of Tintelations, has been in the salon industry for more than 35 years. In addition to being a talented stylist, she's also a master colorist who specializes in color correction, one-process color, and foil highlights. At Tintelations, Anne helms a small team of stylists, each with more than a decade of experience.
The aestheticians at Crystal Salon & Spa pamper clients with services ranging from bright polish manicures to prenatal massage. Stylists transform manes with haircuts and highlights, and therapists invite sore bodies to relax as capable fingers untie muscular knots with the ease of Houdini untying his shoes’ straitjackets. The spa also clears aural canals of wax with ear candling and eases headaches with reflexology treatments.