Relax in Sassafras Street's comfortable spa atmosphere while experienced beauty-industry professionals relieve tense muscles and revitalize hair health. The treatment begins with the follicle-fraternizing crew using environmentally affable Eufora haircare products to wash, condition, and style lackluster head strands (a $55 value). Once hairs are adequately beautified, clients will be blissfully subjected to 45 minutes with a professional massage therapist (a $45 value), who will quickly knead jerky-like sinew into fall-off-the-bone body meat.
Sarah is a stylist at Elite Salon, a chic studio that's always current on progressive hairstyling trends and cosmetology techniques. Sarah offers cuts, coloring, and other hair treatments, relying on name-brand products and her artistic sensibility to help her clients attain their ideal hairstyle.
Everyone who visits Bella Donna Salon & Spa for hair services gets at least three treatments on the house: a scalp massage, a hand and arm massage, and an aromatic towel for their face. All those extra details are meant to make the experience a luxurious one.
The services themselves tend to have similarly extravagant touches. Inside the Aveda concept salon, stylists don't just trim and color; they also perform spiral perms and keratin-infused blow outs, which smooth the hair before shaping it into a celebrity's silhouette. Caribbean body treatment with a manicure and pedicure pampers the body with a seaweed mask and hot-stone massages incorporate sweet-smelling flower essences. The spa also offers Aveda facials, spray tans, and temporary Henna tattoos.
If a true friend can complete your sentences, then it stands to reason that a true artist can complete your creative visions. This is the case for Lori Stoneman, a nail technician who specializes in hand-painted nail designs. “Most of my clients let me use my imagination,” said Stoneman. “They come in with a little something in mind and walk out with something spectacular.”
In addition to embellishing nails with seasonally appropriate designs such as autumn trees and winter three-car pileups, Stoneman lengthens natural nails with acrylics and moisturizes skin with paraffin. After a seven-step deluxe mani-pedi, “you will feel calm and refreshed,” according to Stoneman.
The 16 professionals at Hair Design stay abreast of beauty trends and regularly attend classes in order to offer clients up-to-date hair services, waxing treatments, and nailcare. Using products from popular brands including Biolage and Kenra, the salon has been transforming looks for men, women, and children for more than a quarter century.
At Salon Laura Michaels, which earned a Best Boston Hair Salon award in 2005, stylists apply high-end products from brands such as Goldwell and Moroccanoil during haircuts, highlights, and conditioning services. Strands soak up a hydrating elixir during deep-conditioning treatments, which help prevent hair from breaking or becoming an actual bird’s nest. Stylists wash, cut, and style coiffures into face-flattering designs, adding partial or full highlights to attract attention more tastefully than a tub of popcorn chatting on a cell phone. During the one–two hours of pampering, visitors can take in Laura Michaels’ modern décor, which encompasses droplights, sleek wooden floors, and an end-table with quirky cut-outs.