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 staff at Elan Designs layer treatments to soothe all of the senses during each visit. Spa guests wrap themselves in robes and slippers, which slip off for dips in whirlpools perfumed with Sacred Earth essential oils and body therapies that melt away toxins and muscle tension. Soothing paraffin-wax baths and massages augment facials, which clear up problems ranging from rosacea to hormonal acne with Murad products. In the salon, stylists deftly transition between men's, women's, and kids' cuts, while faces and digits are enhanced with cosmetics.
Lasers can accomplish more than just long-lasting hair removal. At Aesthetic Laser Treatment Center, staffers depend upon them for almost every aesthetic treatment. Yes, one of those treatments is hair removal, but the list also includes diminishing cellulite and wrinkles, eliminating pigmented lesions, and downplaying the appearance of spider veins. The staffers sometimes abandon lasers all together and instead opt for dermal fillers or a chemical peel to restore skin.
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.
New England Laser & Wellness Center has a team of aestheticians and medical professionals that help patients look and feel fabulous with high-tech treatments. Targeted laser treatments tackle a variety of issues, from banishing nail fungus to restoring or removing hair follicles. Body wraps slim down midsections and thighs with infusions of botanicals. Facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion nourish and smooth skin with targeted treatments for all skin types. The center also offers other aesthetic services such as Botox and Dysport injections, eyelash lifts and extensions, and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
Unless you own a time machine, there will always be only one person out there just like you. That's why licensed massage therapist John Gavin and his talented team of supporting therapists tailor their bodywork to the needs of the individual. During a typical session, therapists?some who have more than 10 years of professional experience?may employ circulation-inducing Swedish strokes, or alleviate lower-layer muscle aches with focused deep-tissue pressure. Clients can also ramp up relaxation with a scalp massage or the diffused aromatic essences of strawberries, pineapples, and blackberries.