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.
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.
During spa mani-pedis, Alice Callaway-Ridgewell of Alice's Gel Nails trims cuticles, scrubs tootsies, and shapes claws before topping them in vibrant polish. A coating of Luxio gel layering further fortifies keratin with a color that lasts approximately two weeks and can type 400 words per minute. Patrons can also get a royal cosseting that crowns two noble nails with 24-karat gold leaf to rule over the remaining gel-nail subjects.
Salon owner and senior stylist Kristen Gaglione steers the ship at Platinum Hair and Nails, where she exerts more than 24 years of experience—plus authority as a certified educator of the Keratin Complex Smoothing System—to ensure clients' satisfaction with the help of her staff. The team boasts an array of cosmetic certifications and includes a Redken color specialist, an eyelash-extension expert, and a makeup and nail technician. Together, the beauty experts offer a menu of services ranging from mani-pedis to hair extensions.
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.