Salon Charisma pampers skin, nails, and follicles with an assortment of services offered by an expert staff, all within a comfortable environment infused with woody accents and subdued hues. Those looking for hand and foot attention can avail themselves of the mani-pedi, which includes a 30-minute natural manicure in which nails are shaped, cuticles are maintained, and arms are massaged up to the elbows before a coat of OPI paint is applied to nails in faithful reproductions of modernist monochrome paintings. Jealous toes get the same attention in the 45-minute pedicure, including a massage up to the knees.
Salon Entré Nous pampers clients with beautifying services, delivered amid a serene environment marked by brightly lit walls, contemporary art, wood floors, and simplistically sound salon stations. Each station is outfitted with oversized mirrors that lend a glimpse into each of the subtle steps involved in the hot-stone mani-pedi. Heightened by the warmth of smooth stones, this mani-pedi includes a neat nail trimming of fingernails and toenails. Perfectly symmetrical tips will take the place of formerly unruly edges. Cuticles will be gently groomed into a more sightly disposition, and all handlebars and kick stands will be left feeling buttery and spry.
The SPA at Richard Francis customizes its selection of facials, massages, and hair-removal treatments to suit the diverse dermal desires of each gracious guest. Many facials, such as the hydration restoration facial, hydrate and renew ($80), while the ultrasonic anti-aging facial gently exfoliates and delivers antioxidants deep into the cells ($125). Seasoned escape artists can loosen stressful knots with one of the spa's one-hour massages: the deep tissue targets chronic muscle tension, stiffness, and soreness ($75), while the hot-stone massage's essential oils and hot basalt stones melt away stresses as though they’re wicked witches at a foam party ($115). Complete any TLC triumvirate with one of many hair-removal treatment, which can be administered in the form of eyebrow shaping ($20), lip hair hewing ($10), bikini barbering ($25), and more.
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.
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.