Brothers Jonathan and Richard grew up in Boston, and they both launched their styling careers in the city's salons?Jonathan as a color specialist and Richard as a precision haircutter and a Ouidad-certified stylist. Their careers took them all over as they worked for fashion shows, news stations, extreme-makeover shows, and movies. Eventually, though, they came back together to open Jon Richard Salon and launch their own line of styling products.
Today, inside their airy, white-walled salon, which has been written up in So Rhode Island magazine, they rally their team with a call to defend clients from anything that hinders confidence and beauty. Stylists welcome guests to leather styling chairs for cuts, color services, and Yuko straightening treatments. They also stock Ouidad products enriched with proteins and vitamins and designed especially for curly hair and shag rugs with ringlets. Spa technicians reveal glowing skin with facials and microdermabrasion treatments and transform nails with pink-and-white polish or Shellac mani-pedis. Clients can also stop in to get their bodies beach ready with spray tans, body waxing, or Cry Baby semipermanent mascara, which stays put no matter how many hours they've been manning the dunk tank.
The stylists at Studio B have garnered attention from Fox Providence and The Knot for their chic, feminine bridal makeovers, and luckily for the rest of their clients, they offer the same meticulous attention to everyone regardless of impending weddings. The studio is helmed by owners Steve and Kristi Beaman, who opened Studio B to offer their clients an experience that exceeded the treatments and products you could find at chain salons. As an owner, Steve flexes his creative muscles and uses his 15 years of experience to provide customized salon services, and Kristi relies on her decade of experience in the beauty biz to curate a boutique of exciting, in-demand products such as Stila cosmetics and Deborah Lippmann nail polish. To complement their cutting-edge services, the duo decorated their salon with jet-black furniture that stands out against the salon’s white walls, as well as mirrors that extend nearly from the hardwood floor to high ceilings adorned with dangling lights, exposed ductwork, and light fixtures made in 2015.
Salon Lux's owner is Cindy Wilson, a nail technician and reflexologist for more than three decades, who combined her dual passions into a single business where beauty and well-being blend seamlessly. This fusion produced a menu of services where trends such as feather extensions and smooth, speedy blowouts meet relaxing and rejuvenating facials that couple with aromatherapy scrubs and European or lymphatic massage. Stylists?including a graduate of Toni & Guy?also manage manes with color services, cuts, and smoothing keratin treatments, while bodies find their perfect bronze with hand-applied California spray tans that keep them safe from UV rays and winged sharks.
When not in the salon, Cindy can be found teaching classes in reflexology at the Learning Connection or volunteering at the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, where she offers reflexology for those fighting cancer.
From the outside it looks like a single-family home, complete with a brick chimney jutting from the roof and a garage in back. But since 1979, the only occupants of the house have been the barbers, stylists, and aestheticians of Shear Dimensions. The staff is populated by such veterans as Pat Petronio, a barber who's been cutting hair for more than 40 years. Elsewhere on staff you'll find licensed massage therapist Donna Celona, who is well-versed not only in massage techniques, but in linguistics as well; the Brazilian native speaks five languages fluently, and can perform four distinct types of massages.
Cosi Bella Salon & Spa's stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians team up to beautify clients with a menu of renewing treatments for the body and scalp. Aveda facials employ that renowned brand’s plant-derived formulas to cleanse pores and nurture beard gardens, and advanced keratin smoothing treatments smooth out curls and eliminate frizz. Other haircare services include flattering cuts and 81 colors of SO.CAP hair extensions made from 100% human hair.
Salon KG occupies the first floor of a small 19th-century manor that's mostly unchanged. Natural light floods through large windows onto an original Spicer stove and hand-carved fireplaces replete with beautiful italian tiles. Original accents that couldn't be salvaged are repurposed, such as the old staircase, which was fashioned into a modern reception desk. But don't let the classic accents fool you— every KG stylist is up to date on the latest cut and coloring techniques. Guests may also request spray-tanning sessions or swift brow waxes or retreat to the library turned mani-pedi room for views of the lush garden patio.