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.
Berklee College of Music–trained guitarist Greg Arney instructs rock recruits and campfire connoisseurs alike in guitar lessons that cater to a multitude of styles. Fledgling pick wielders will glean important skills from 30-minute private lessons, ensuring proper technique and axe-wielding posture to avoid felling nearby potted plants, and take-home multimedia materials reinforce each newly cultivated concept. Today's Groupon is valid only for lessons in Arney's space on Massachusetts Avenue.
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.
The human face, like a blank canvas, harbors infinite possibilities for beauty. But few can claim the artistic expertise of Covergirl cosmetics freelancer Danielle Scanlon-Hill, who set out on her journey in the salon and spa industry more than 12 years ago. Now she now helms B. Makeup and Brow Boutique’s team of makeup artists, who use eight makeup lines to tailor each aesthetic strategy according to the client's specific skin type and condition. The savvy beauty mavens can scale their services as needed, from simple eyebrow pruning or eyelash extensions all the way to full makeovers for rugged firemen who must go undercover as kittens.
For more than a decade, Cameran Kundert of Forever Beautiful has graced faces with everlasting highlights through her professional permanent-makeup applications. She deftly applies eyeliner or eyelash enhancements—fit for both men and women—to enrich the contour and color of eyes and reshapes thin or uneven lips with permanent lip liner. Sparse brows receive a boost with Cameran’s eyebrow treatment, which uses light, feathered strokes to create natural-looking brows or replaces natural-looking brows with peacock feathers. Each treatment begins with a free consultation, held in the studio’s bright and airy space, where wood floors and sand-colored walls swathe clients in warm, simple comfort. Aside from permanently applying makeup, Cameran and her team of makeup artists also ready brides, birthday girls, and prom jesters with onsite makeup applications and pamper skin with three types of facials.
The Vein & Aesthetic Center of Boston's experienced physicians implement noninvasive aesthetic treatments in order to enhance the body's natural beauty. The FDA-approved Zerona treatment breaks down body fat with low-level lasers. Before treatment, clients meet with an amicable aesthetician for a 30-minute consultation to review the extensive treatment plan that encompasses six 40-minute sessions over a two-week period. Then, clients relax underneath a cold laser light that gently renders superficial fat cells porous, enabling the body's lymphatic system to expunge subterranean chub via widened protoplasmic portals. This fat-cutting procedure is nearly pain-free and requires little to no downtime, allowing clients to resume their daily routines quickly afterward. Patients typically experience results (up to 3–4 inches off the waist, hips, and thighs on average) about a week after completing the six-session regimen.