Awarded Best Pedicure of 2009 by Rhode Island Monthly, Naturally Nails’ techs gussy-up hands and feet with creative nail art and spa treatments in a chic studio with complimentary beverages. Peruse the 130+ gel polishes, including the award-winning Young Nails line, before a ‘curist begins to shape each nail. During the gel manicure, each freshly prepped ‘tip receives a shiny gel shield that keeps the original sheen and color without chipping or cracking for up to two weeks. A skin-smoothing sugar scrub rounds out the rejuvenating service before a warm paraffin treatment leaves paws softer than a velour rabbit crooning Barry White songs. Opt for a no-frills ‘cure with the basic mani, which cleans up fingertips with a shaping, cuticle trim, traditional polishing, and relaxing hand massage.
With an artistic battalion of experienced aestheticians, Shimmer Salon and Day Spa coddles guests with a full crate of spa and salon services. Lounge in jewel-toned environs during a deluxe manicure and pedicure that pampers stressed digits and ensures nails don’t flee during the holidays. Twice as long as its express cousin, the signature Yonka facial employs botanically based skincare compounds to cleanse dirty mugs until they shine like much newer mugs. Stress slips off shoulders during a 30-minute massage that kneads rigidity out of neck and upper-back muscles, allowing knotted ligaments to unfurl as quickly as sails in a squall. All-day spa-goers can relax together, clinking glasses of wine as they slough off tension throughout all four lavish treatments.
Organical Botanical offers holistic health services and places emphasis on treating Mother Nature the right way. The pamper palace's well-trained staff uses a slew of handcrafted, organic serums and creams to provide the ameliorating benefits of facials. Customize your experience by choosing your own facial-specific herbs, extracts, and products from Organical Botanical’s herbal apothecary. The Forever Young facial uses a deep-cleansing technique, featuring microdermabrasion and organic, healing herbs and botanicals, to boost cellular metabolism, increase collagen production, and restore skin to a youthful sheen. For a restorative experience with the added benefit of fruity flavors, the vitamin C fruit peel facial hydrates parched skin with an alpha-hydroxy fruit peel supplemented by a firming eye treatment, lip polish and conditioner, herbal steam, and vitamin C serum. The skin-speckled and inflamed can find reprieve with the acne defense antioxidant facial, a purifying treatment that targets deeper layers of skin tissue in specific problem zones to repair skin, tighten pores, prevent breakouts, and increase the ability to squeeze into ductwork.
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.
The skilled nail technicians at Studio 401 stay current on beauty-industry trends to refurbish hands and feet with innovative products and techniques. Keratin whisperers coat nails in a layer of Shellac gel polish—with a french tip if desired—that solidifies to endure up to two weeks of handshakes, head scratching, and underwater texting. A soothing 15-minute paraffin treatment seals digits with a moisturizing wax, relaxing hand muscles and softening skin. During the spa pedicure, patrons ascend cushioned thrones to calmly issue excommunication edicts to cuticles and dead skin cells. Nail techs send toes striding proudly into the daylight with a shiny OPI polish finale that can include a gleaming white edge, which adds French flair to feet without the inconvenience of replacing all your socks with berets.
The stylists at Salon X perform hair, nail, and waxing services using Gelish gel polishes, Redken shampoos and conditioners, and other high-quality products. They also offer Keratin Complex hair-smoothing treatments and Hair Treats hair extensions that affix to strands without heat, glue, or wizard intervention.
The salon itself is filled with lots of natural light, which streams in through floor-to-ceiling windows to illuminate sleek, black styling stations and a waiting area with a coffee station and animal-print chairs.