Routine stresses such as work and family can strain on the body and mind, leading to health concerns such as stress and physical pain. That's why the licensed massage therapists at Temple offer a diverse array of massage techniques tailored to the needs of the individual, treating the body as an interconnected whole. The staff at Temple prides itself on helping clients be healthy and offering the best services, which is why every minute of an appointment is spent on a treatment—a 60-minute massage lasts a full 60 minutes—and clients don't pay for time spent changing or filling out paperwork.
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 Gilda Andosia, 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.
Licensed massage therapist Dana Lynn O'Neill boasts not one but two certifications: one for massage therapy, and another for craniosacral therapy. It's no wonder then that she performs such a wide range of massages, from luxurious aromatherapy and hot-stone treatments to therapeutic deep-tissue and prenatal massage. Her signature craniosacral massage taps into the body's natural healing abilities with light, relaxing touches along the spine, neck, and "feel better now" button.
As one of the stylists at The Beauty Lounge at Magnolia Salon, Karen Silva is an expert at trimming and treating hair. Her haircuts remove dead ends before she styles strands with a flat iron, curling iron, or iron fist. She also performs color services to add dimension and applies texturizers to create more believable beach waves than dunking your head in a lobster tank does.
Led by owner and licensed massage therapist Bobbie Fitzek, the skilled staff of 2 Touch is 2 Heal moves clients toward a more relaxed and limber life with a diverse list of massage modalities. In addition to massage, the clinic offers exfoliating treatments, spa parties, and a cellulite-reduction-massage program.
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.
After ogling Salon Lux’s sumptuous, palatial environment, guests can avail themselves of a comprehensive menu of exterior enhancements. Surrender tangled tresses to a member of the salon’s follicular posse to modify your mop with a wide array of cuts ($40+), highlights ($55+), special-occasion up-dos ($65+), and conditioning treatments ($20+). A 60-minute Lux signature pedicure ($50) freshens phalanges, while an antioxidant facial ($75) improves the circulation of skin that's been stressed by environmental assailants and uncertain economic forecasts. A wide array of waxing services helps evict unwanted body or facial hair, and one-hour makeup lessons provide cosmetic counseling for beginner blush-wearers and recovering clowns. Plush spa rooms, cozy sofas, and a crackling fireplace help Salon Lux impart a sense of opulence and elegance that complements its expert staff, while high ceilings and glittering chandeliers ensure there's plenty of well-lit space in which to pilot a radio-controlled zeppelin.
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