Specialists in the delicate art of dry haircutting, the expert mane tamers at Arous Studio extend their follicular finesse to help calm frizzy head fluff with the help of professional straightening products. The Brazilian Blowout treatment uses a combination of essential nutrients, proprietary polymers, and photos of dry split ends to scare strands straight, eliminate frizz, and leave hair looking healthy and smooth.
With an artistic staff that works hard to master the latest beautification techniques, Shimmer Salon and Day Spa provides reservation-holding customers with a full crate of spa and salon services. Get your hair overhauled with a cut, shampoo, and style ($30–$40; longer or more intricate styles may cost more) from a stylist who understands how to make hair fit with eye color, personality, and social security number. Detoxify a face with a 60-minute classique facial ($70), which employs botanically-based skincare compounds to cleanse dirty mugs until they shine like much newer mugs. Various mani-pedis keep nails firmly attached, and a 60-minute Swedish massage ($70) will relax your body and help it deal with the stresses of raising a bat cub.
Jaclyn Ayotte, owner of Massage Therapy & Wellness of East Greenwich, grew up in a family that embraced alternative and holistic practices, and she herself had multiple conditions improved by chiropractic work and acupuncture. When her uncle died after a battle with melanoma, she was inspired to go into massage therapy and took an interest in massage for the elderly and those dealing with cancer. Since graduating from the Palmer Institute of Massage and Bodywork, Jaclyn has earned certifications in other types of natural healing, such as reiki, reflexology, and acupressure. She also takes a particular interest in working with mothers-to-be and is a proponent of natural births and drug-free deliveries from storks that have passed thorough background checks.
At Bella Piel, licensed aesthetician Debbie Cunha cossets the epidermal canvas with aesthetic services that rely on the beautifying powers of light. During light-focused services, Debbie beams each different shade of the visible spectrum onto the skin to treat corresponding skin problems. Red light helps reverse sagging skin and promote fat burning, blue light saves sensitive skin from acne and inflammation, and green light helps reduce under-eye circles and gives the body the ok to move forward with its TV pilot. Aside from color-coded cosmetic treatments, she also cleanses, exfoliates, and massages visages during facials and uses a diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wand to slough dead skin, lighten scars, and increase collagen production.
The Exotic Tans staff offers both UV and sunless tanning. They show clients to standup and lie-down beds, which imbue bodies with shades that suit a variety skin types. Exotic Tans' facilities are outfitted with spray booths for those who prefer UV-free bronzing, and trained professionals are on hand to administer airbrush treatments. Like snow sandwiches, they also whiten teeth in addition to helping clients slim down with body wraps.
Aching athletes, overstressed moms, and exhausted office workers. The massage therapists at Healing Hands Massage Therapy have seen them all, and offer fives types of full-body massage to help them relax. For those with limited time due to work or work-related movie marathons, Healing Hands offers chair massages that are shorter than traditional treatments.