Natural light streams in through the salon's large front windows, casting a warm glow on the salon's earth-toned walls and black-and-white nature photography. Amid these cozy accents, skilled stylists Nina, Mollie, and Nicole cut multidimensional layers and rewire hair circuit boards with high-end Tressa products. Clients can also stop into the salon for an OPI gel manicure, or a waxing session to remove unwanted hair from the upper lip.
Sarah is a stylist at Elite Salon, a chic studio that's always current on progressive hairstyling trends and cosmetology techniques. Sarah offers cuts, coloring, and other hair treatments, relying on name-brand products and her artistic sensibility to help her clients attain their ideal hairstyle.
Everyone who visits Bella Donna Salon & Spa for hair services gets at least three treatments on the house: a scalp massage, a hand and arm massage, and an aromatic towel for their face. All those extra details are meant to make the experience a luxurious one.
The services themselves tend to have similarly extravagant touches. Inside the Aveda concept salon, stylists don't just trim and color; they also perform spiral perms and keratin-infused blow outs, which smooth the hair before shaping it into a celebrity's silhouette. Caribbean body treatment with a manicure and pedicure pampers the body with a seaweed mask and hot-stone massages incorporate sweet-smelling flower essences. The spa also offers Aveda facials, spray tans, and temporary Henna tattoos.
The roving band of pamperers at HVSpa knows a secret about beauty: it's not just a makeover's end result that matters, but the experience of the treatments, as well. That's why they bundle their mani-pedis, massages, and waxing services into spa packages specially curated for specific groups. They specialize in brightening up kids' Princess parties and grownups' girls' nights with beautifying, festive house calls.
At Salon Laura Michaels, which earned a Best Boston Hair Salon award in 2005, stylists apply high-end products from brands such as Goldwell and Moroccanoil during haircuts, highlights, and conditioning services. Strands soak up a hydrating elixir during deep-conditioning treatments, which help prevent hair from breaking or becoming an actual bird’s nest. Stylists wash, cut, and style coiffures into face-flattering designs, adding partial or full highlights to attract attention more tastefully than a tub of popcorn chatting on a cell phone. During the one–two hours of pampering, visitors can take in Laura Michaels’ modern décor, which encompasses droplights, sleek wooden floors, and an end-table with quirky cut-outs.
Crush Salon and Spa's diverse services run the gamut from beauty to relaxation, including hot-stone massages, keratin straightening treatments, and a full-fledged spray-tan business. The staff cuts hair for women, men, and children, applies professional makeup, and rejuvenates complexions with deep-cleansing facials. In addition to these conventional salon services, Spray U Tan—located inside Crush—focuses exclusively on airbrush tanning, bronzing clients' bodies from head to toe, conjuring golden skin tones the way alchemists conjure excuses for why they seem to never actually turn anything into gold.