The press doesn't lie. Well maybe about foreign policy, but when it comes to spa reviews, Melt's hot reviews in nearly every publication you can imagine are indisputable evidence of the media’s awesomeness.InStyle listed Melt as one of five spas that provides the best facials in all of America. Boston Common said, "Taking luxury and relaxation to a whole new level, Melt spa and salon is sure to pamper even the most discerning of spa-goers." And The Boston Globe called Melt "a mind-riveting thriller". Wait, actually it said that about The Dark Knight, but it called Melt "gorgeous". We're always mixing those two up since they're both so awesome.But what about the people? Citysearch users give Melt a five-star average. Here are a few cyber-pontifications:
G2O Spa & Salon is a pampered person’s fantasy land, with five floors of total spa immersion. Those in search of restful relaxation can easily spend the entire day indulging in treatments and quiet contemplation throughout the sprawling complex. The spa, originally two historic Newbury Street brownstones combined into one space, offers a lovely urban escape. Once inside, you’d never know that the hustle and bustle of Boston’s trendiest street is just steps away. Some of the unusual offerings include the Experience Room, which combines herbal-infused steam with a refreshing ice fog and tropical shower; the brine inhalation therapy room, with a three-tiered waterfall; a penthouse roof terrace, where you can relax on lounge chairs or enjoy a spa lunch; and perhaps one of the best perks of all: a nap pod, where you can end your day of treatment with a short snooze.
Fair-pelted customers choose from a bevy of sun-mirroring options inside the tanning oasis. Amid the interior’s shimmering gold tiles, guests enter Level 1–5 UV beds, inspiring skin to cultivate a bronze hue of its own. Like hand-sculpting one’s own monogrammed towels from marble, spray tanning at bosTAN is a customized process. A technician holds the airbrush tool, releasing the spray exactly where each part of the skin needs it for more effective coverage than a booth-dispatched mist can achieve.
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.
"Diversity in style" is the catchphrase that perfectly personifies Salon 2, where the multitalented staff members each boast a particular talent or styling niche. Color experts and press and curl aficionados work side by side with eyelash extensionists and waxing specialists, ensuring each and every bodily thread is well tended to. Other salon professionals are masters at sewn-in extensions, braids, or keratin treatments, and an in-house barber is even available to style mohawks and fades or erase five-o'clock shadows with straight-razor shaves or fuller beards built out of cotton balls.
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.