The trained stylists and color experts at Bella Hair Salons craft dos with services such as highlights, color applications, and special techniques reserved for curly tresses. They also primp brides with custom hair and makeup in the salon or on location. When they aren't sculpting manes, staffers participate in continuing-training sessions or remove unwanted hair from sensitive lips and eyebrows by waxing them with traditional wax or ever-so-slightly adhesive dandelion petals.
The duo of stylists at Faking It! Salon specializes in hair and eyelash extensions. The salon's hair extensions—made from human hair—typically last three to six months, and eyelash extensions are manually applied to each individual natural lash. In addition, the stylists offer a full menu of services, including precision haircuts, eye-catching highlights, and straightening treatments, as well as makeup applications.
You might see Amy DePerrior’s work in magazines, on TV, or in the New England Patriots Cheerleaders' swimsuit calendar. But you don't have to go that far—her beauty skills also show on the faces of visitors to LuxeBeautiQue Beauty Bar, Cosmetics & Spa. Here, she helms a staff of makeup artists, massage therapists, and nail technicians whose professional prowess snagged the company a Best of Boston award in 2008 from Boston magazine.
Resplendent in flowing white curtains and dark-wood floors, the beauty bar polishes faces with upwards of 10 specialized facials made to firm the skin, reduce redness, and banish other issues with powerful enzymes and antioxidants. The company's collection of SpaRitual polishes make each manicure vegan, eco-friendly, and free of synthetic dyes, and faux mink eyelash extensions create fuller, longer lashes that last up to six months with regular touchups. To pay homage to the owner's claim to fame, the beauty bar also performs makeup services with Becca cosmetics, a line that boasts more than 30 concealer and foundation colors. Nearly every line the specialists use in the studio is available for home purchase from the in-store beauty boutique. Meanwhile, private rooms furnish a tranquil backdrop for therapeutic massages that warm bodies with heated stones and relax the muscles of mothers-to-be weary from carrying baby-shaped pumpkins around for practice.
After graduating from the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics, Jenelle Paris went on to become a certified eyelash extensionist as well as a MAC-trained makeup artist. With this experience, Jenelle has been able to establish Beauty Couture by Jenelle, her intimate boutique spa. At her beauty haven, clients lounge amongst vintage European-inspired décor. Jenelle and her team evoke each client's inner beauty through the aid of aesthetic treatments and massage services. Aestheticians reach for the advanced biotechnology of Neocutis skincare products as they perform peels blended from glycolic acid and enzymes. The Neocutis "Processed Skin Cell Proteins (PSP)" mixture of skin nutrients includes cytokines, growth factors, and antioxidants to achieve optimal results. Beauty Couture also specializes in eyelash extensions. A synthetic silk blend is used to create each mink eyelash extension adhered to the eyelid's original lashes while the spa's resident aesthetic nurse specialist reverses signs of aging with Botox, Belotero, Radiesse, and Juvederm injections.
At Beautiful Moi! Skin Care Clinic, the resident aesthetician draws on more than a decade of experience to beautify eyes with eyelash extensions, leave bodies smooth with hair-removal treatments, and clear skin with soothing facials. The clinic's signature facials use products from Image Skincare, which are paraben-free and made in the USA to avoid the risk of vain groupers hijacking a shipment from abroad. During hair-removal treatments, wax-free, botanical Nufree products whisk away fuzz gently and briskly.
SpringRain Face & Body Spa combines Ayurveda, traditional European techniques, and modern American skincare solutions. Within a soothing, low-lit spa, staffers administer massage therapies of every kind?deep-tissue, Swedish, shiatsu, reiki?age-defying body wraps, and mani-pedis that help hands and feet recover after their daily dose of punching through walls and kicking down doors. Most treatments infuse bodies with organic herbs and essential oils, which in turn infuse the mind with a sense of well-being and relaxation.