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 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.
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 massage oils and creams to provide the therapeutic benefits of massage. The organic Swedish massage uses a soothing full-body technique, featuring flowing strokes and organic, cold-pressed vegetable oils to relieve stress and prepare the body to be pelted by children throwing containers of Mrs. Dash. For a full-body relaxation experience with the added benefit of soothing smells, the aromatherapy massage balances wobbly mental and physical states with a massage paired with selected organic essential oils. Weekend warriors or the once-injured can find reprieve with the deep-tissue therapy, a treatment that targets deeper layers of muscles in a specific problem zone to loosen taut muscles 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.
Studio 401 offers a variety of salon and spa services in an elegant studio space. Maintain your current coif or transmogrify your face frame with a hair wash, cut, and blow-dry or style (men's $20, women's $36). The Redken color specialists can also facilitate a chromatic transformation for the cuticles, using all-over hair coloring ($50) or a full foil highlight ($100). Smooth kinky locks with a keratin smoothing treatment (starting at $150), infusing hair with an over-protective protein layer that prohibits it from frizzing or flying away for up to five months. Have nails winterized with a manicure ($18) and spa pedicure ($40), finished off with your choice of a dazzling assortment of nail colors, or get your face ready for life outside your feverish cabin with a trio of precision aesthetician brow ($15), chin ($12), and upper-lip ($10) waxes.