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.
Inside this golden-walled studio, stylists work their magic aided by products from brands such as Goldwell, Aveda, and Paul Mitchell. But chic cuts aren’t their only specialty; they also have extensive training in hair extensions and skincare treatments and stock the salon with various hair coverings, including wigs. Beyond welcoming guests into the salon, the staff can also bring their services directly to clients who are readying themselves for a wedding, prom, or a day of jury duty when the courtroom sketch artist will be in attendance.
A classic barber pole is the first harbinger of Scott Anthony’s Classic Barbershop’s commitment to old-fashioned clipping techniques. Inside, clients lounge in large leather chairs in front of full-length mirrors and await an in-depth consultation to determine ideal hair length and rock star potential. Master barber and educator Scott Braga trims coifs into close-cropped cuts and fades, while Stephen Guillian renders jaw lines silky-smooth with soothing hot-towel shaves. The team wields their steel tools to create looks of any degree of difficulty, from shaved-in hair designs to distinguished whisker trims.
The tanning booth's bulbs emit a soothing glow sans UV rays. Instead, the light works beneath the skin as the body absorbs wavelengths of infrared light. Known as red-light therapy, the infrared waves help enhance appearance from the inside out by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, thereby smoothing skin and wrinkles. This treatment complements Ultimate Tanning's service menu, which includes traditional UV tanning and custom airbrush tanning. The studio also houses a salon for hair and nails, where stylists use high-end products, such as Aquage shampoos, formaldehyde-free Simply Smooth keratin treatments, and shears welded from Prince's platinum record collection.
The first thing one might notice about Special Effects Hair Salon is its decidedly homey feel. Large windows broadcast light into the space, which hosts hardwood floors and a leather love seat for clients to relax on. Once they find themselves in a comfy, leather salon chair, they'll be treated to services such as haircuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and color services.