A bold red couch jumps out against white walls like a fire hydrant in fresh snow to signal the vivid nail painting going on in the studio. At Magnifique Nail Studio, skilled nail technicians pamper digits with services such as gel manicures and deluxe pedicures. In addition to bold hues, the team’s toolkit includes sugar scrubs, foot soaks, and callus removals. Technicians perform manicures with both function and comfort in mind; clients relax on high-backed, cushioned leather seating that looks out over glossy hardwood floors.
Dim lights glow between the wooden rafters in iSpa’s ceiling, casting a golden hue over the luxurious spa chairs and gleaming mosaic floors resting beneath. The ceiling curves gracefully, making the earth-toned spa feel almost like a cabin or the belly of a majestic ship, evoking images of a peaceful retreat. Within the tranquil walls, experts treat hands and feet to mani-pedis, using sea salt to slough away dead skin and hydrotherapy pools to relax toes that are swarming with fire ants. They also cleanse faces during facials that make use of purifying clay or pomegranate oils, and evict stress with soothing massages.
maniQ is a full-service nail salon located in Dorchester, Masachusetts. The company’s vision is to re-invent the nail salon concept by raising it to a new level and ultimately, turning it into a destination. The idea is to offer treatments in an environment that is fun, clean, and relaxing to be in.
When it comes to making hair look great, the stylists at Mogi'z on Newbury know every trick in the book. Haircuts are just the tip of the iceberg that is their treatment menu, which also includes color touchups, highlights, perms, and Japanese straightening treatments. They can even prep hair for special occasions such as weddings and coronations, helping you look your best on the throne with a formal updo or elegant extensions.
You're laying face down, unsure of what to expect, when you catch a scent. It?s vaguely familiar, but you can?t pinpoint it before the therapist begins massaging your back and shoulders. The lotions and oils seep into your skin and their aromas rock your mind to a sleep-like state. The therapist arranges heated stones along your spine, and, like an electric blanket in a lightning storm, your back suddenly warms, allowing your muscles to complete the transition from tense to relaxed. The next hour flies by.
The hot-stone treatment is just one of five relaxing massage treatments mastered by the licensed staff at A & J Beauty and Day Spa. Aromatic or unscented oils accompany each custom service, be it an indulgent 80-minute Swedish massage or an in-and-out 30-minute mini treatment. The team doles out just as many facials, soothing and rejuvenating both men and women with products tailored to individual needs, and annihilating signs of acne or aging with the needle-free CarboDerm therapy. Their body wraps cocoon clients in seaweed or masks that energize the lymphatic system and firm and tighten physiques, and their mani-pedis incorporate skin-softening paraffin wax and no-chip shellac polish.