The décor of Knockouts mimics that of a boxing ring, but—unlike the real thing—patrons look better when they leave. After a consultation with one of the scissor-handed stylists, your Heavyweight haircut will kick off with a relaxing shampoo. As a stylist snips, shaves, and shears, direct your attention toward the many flat-screen TVs showing all the day's top sports and a few of its bottom ones, such as mixed martial horseshoes and the World's Slowest Man tournament. After the follicular wreckage is cleared with a second round of shampoo and a rinse, your stylist will treat you to a neck-tingling scalp massage before arranging head-strands to your specifications and shellacking them in place.
The Solar System's fleet of top-notch tanning beds uses varying wattages to tint bodies in a rainbow of bronzes. Horizontal and vertical UV bulbs illuminate beds from KBL and Titan Tower. The KBL Max 10 flaunts extras such as customizable aromatherapy, cooling mist, and an audio system that broadcasts personal MP3 playlists, whether they play relaxing piano concertos or practical pneumonic devices to remember the boss's favorite ice-cream flavors. The Sunless VersaSpa spray booth kisses complexions with faux sun in three minutes, misting on a natural shade that endures for up to 10 days. Professional products are also available to accelerate and extend the lifespan of tans. The salon's sunny confines are accented by orange and red hues, hardwood floors, and leather waiting-room chairs strewn with zebra-print throw pillows.
Dr. Brian Davison is something of a magician. As his practice’s name suggests, the vascular specialist excels in making unwanted veins disappear with advanced sclerotherapy or laser treatments. But the skills of Dr. Davison and his staff also extend into the realm of the cosmetic, from rejuvenating facials to noninvasive body-contouring procedures. Injections—including Botox and Juvéderm—smooth away unwanted lines, while lasers rid limbs or self-conscious peaches of unwanted fuzz. No matter what the service, the clinic focuses on minimally invasive methods and client satisfaction to help guests move toward their aesthetic goals with confidence.
Sotelo Hair Studio has been a family affair since owner and master stylist Juan Sotelo, packed up his shears , left Santiago, Chili, and opened up shop in Boston with his two daughters, Yanira and Banny. As Banny oversees the shop as manager, Yarina and her father focus on beautifying clients' hair with shine-inducing glaze treatments, foil highlights, and elegant updos for bridal parties. Juan showcases his three decades of cutting and coloring experience, which he gained at the two salons he owned in Chile and through training with such companies as Framesi and Tony & Guy.
From the sunlit lobby and comfy couch to massage rooms bathed in candlelight and warm earth tones, Bella Sisters Salon & Spa tells a tale of luxury. As clients settle into the elegantly laid-back surroundings, they can immerse themselves in beautifying services such as manicures, highlights, makeup applications, and massages, all administered by a skilled and attentive staff. During appointments, these professionals wield handpicked products from renowned brands such as Pureology, Goldwell, and Bumble and bumble, readying clients for weddings, nights out on the town, or glamorous RMV visits.
Located in a historic building in Hingham Square, Presence Wellness has turned what was (possibly) a post office in the 1800s into a haven of well being and serenity. Unlike a visit to a modern-day post office, time at Presence Wellness is spent releasing stress, rather than trapping it in express-mail packages. The massage therapy menu includes an array of techniques, including deep-tissue, Swedish, Thai, and trigger-point massage, and the therapists customize each session to their client's unique needs. Other stress-relieving services include energetic bodywork sessions, as well as private instruction in yoga or meditation.