Richard grew up in Boston, launching his styling career in the city's salons as a precision haircutter and a Ouidad-certified stylist. His career took him all over as he worked for fashion shows, news stations, extreme-makeover shows, and movies. Eventually, though, he opened Jon Richard Salon and launched a line of styling products.
Today, inside his airy, white-walled salon, which has been written up in So Rhode Island magazine, he rallies his 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.
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.
The staffers at Exotic Tans cast the world—or at least their clients—in bronze from 15 locations throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. They combine traditional tanning bed services with the art of spray tanning, where a spritz of chemicals induces a darkening of pigment free from the use of ultraviolet radiation. They also offer a selection of other spa-like body services, including infrared body wraps.
The expert aestheticians at Fresh Face Skincare Center refresh faces with custom combination of anti-aging treatments and skincare products. The 90-minute anti-aging Ultimate facial rejuvenates visages with a triple treatment of microdermabrasion, noninvasive infusion, and oxygen. The microdermabrasion session gently buffs away fine lines, age spots, and cookie crumbs, yielding similar results as a chemical peel, but generally with less irritation and no recovery time. Expression makers are then infused via ultrasound with a custom skincare recipe hand selected by the aesthetician to match your skin type. Lastly, pores catch their breath with an oxygen treatment, which suffuses skin with a refreshing dose of oxygen more easily than snuggling an oak tree. Like all treatments at Fresh Face Skincare Center, the anti-aging Ultimate facial includes thorough cleansing and exfoliation, steam and steam-towel, extractions, and facial mask, as well as a head, neck, shoulder, arm, and hand hot-stone massage.
At WIL.O Design Studio, customers can acquire an eye-catching coiffure that dashingly accessorizes any outfit while strengthening their fragile hair follicles. Each visitor will beautify their noodle farm with a long-lasting Brazilian keratin treatment that straightens, softens, and strengthens hair. Keratin is a protein that is known to transform hair without the use of chemicals such as sodium hydroxide or calcium hydroxide. The treatment is applied by experienced stylists, ensuring top-notch care and individual attention. Additionally, patrons will be able to relax and soak in the striking décor of sleek furnishings and soothing tones.