Anthony Capalino has spent the last 14 years working on Newbury Street as a stylist in two salons: Pina Swissa and Runway. But since opening his own salon—which features ample parking space, to boot—he still maintains ties with clients from his former salons, beyond sending them the occasional chain letter. Their loyalty is likely due to his artistic dedication to hair: He approaches each haircut like a layered sculpture, following the head's contours to create a natural shape that flatters each client's face. Beyond cuts, he tames frizz and curls with keratin treatments, pumps up volume and length with hair extensions, and adds dimension color and highlights. While Anthony and his stylists work, track lighting illuminates white chairs and walls accented by pops of orange, creating an ambiance as modern as the hairstyles they create.
During a Swedish massage at Ambiance Salon & Spa, long, gentle strokes glide over the musculature while circular kneads bolster circulation and work-out knots. The customized ministrations of a signature facial remedy skin’s specific ailments, counteracting the complexion-marring effects of acne, aging skin, and uneven pigmentation. The 75-minute session can leave skin of all types more elastic and beaming with a youthful glow emulated by many amateur supernovae.
Lisa Swasey, a stylist at Loxx by Justine, draws on more than a decade of industry experience to keep coiffures looking their best. She specializes in painting flattering highlights onto manes and framing faces with a precise french haircutting technique. In addition, she uses products by brands such as Kevin.Murphy and Keratin Complex to smooth frizz and imbue strands with shine.
The skilled technicians at Karma Hair Salon pamper guests with a full menu of hair, nail, and waxing services, which anchor themselves on a vast selection of beauty products from Paul Mitchell. Inside the salon, guests waiting for an appointment can peruse Ma’s Boutique, which carries lingerie, slippers, and lounging robes for disguising floor lamps as your favorite president getting ready for bedtime. To honor her father’s memory, Karma’s owner offers free haircuts to firemen, police officers, and veterans, as well as discounts to their spouses and children.
In her more than 15 years of experience as a cosmetologist and cosmetology instructor, Crystal Caruso never stopped learning. She's gone on to become certified in LPG Endermologie cellulite reduction, Sudatonic body wraps, and SO.CAP. hair extensions to bring her customers a well-rounded service menu. From her digs in House of Hair Salon, Crystal calls on her many skills to revamp 'dos with foil highlights, special-occasion updos, and Brazilian hair-straightening treatments, along with waxing away unwanted hair and stuck-on carpet samples that escaped their fate at a flooring store.
The barbers at The Men’s Room groom guests with stylish haircuts, beard trims, and head, face, and neck shaves. In Place Magazine characterizes the shop’s “black leather furniture” and “stainless steel fixtures,” noting that each seat treats clients to a personal flat-screen TV.
The Salon 22 team uses products from many top brands to render hair resplendent. They call upon such lock elixirs as Moroccanoil, Pravana, and Redken. Specifically, they might use formaldehyde-free California Smooth to perform keratin treatments or SO.CAP. USA products to complete hair extensions. Salon 22’s stylist can primp hair for men, women, and children, but probably not yeti children.