Carolyn Schmitz at Destination Massage & Spa practices massage therapy to complement the staff’s aesthetic services. She can soothe sore flexors and impart a sense of calm during sessions that take as long as a leisurely crabwalk from one end of Rhode Island to the other—60 or 90 minutes. If her clients want services to complement a relaxing massage, Carolyn can direct them to hairstylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists.
The decor at Phresh Lochs Salon shares the kind of elegantly arranged color pattern Christie can apply to hair. Though she might not use the same earthen red and gray that swathes the walls of the salon and pops from sprawling pieces of art, she takes care to keep the spirit of arranging colors artfully. With men's or women's Redken color, she and her fellow stylists can totally transform hues or add dimension with highlights. The care Christie and company exhibit in their work extends to updos for special occasions, waxes, and makeup applications.
The beauty professionals at SoTrue Salon & Spa oversee a vast array of treatments that keep clients shimmering and beautiful. Stylists shape and trim locks for men and women and offer additional flare with highlights and color treatments. They enhance aesthetics with waxing for the entire body, as well as procedures such as spray tanning and eyelash and eyebrow tinting. Experienced nail artists decorate digits with manicures, pedicures, and additional options, such as Shellac treatments and nail art.
Samantha Frye floats across the hardwood floors of the elegant Contempo Hair Studio, scissors, hairdryer, and advanced styling products in-hand. The seasoned stylist transforms hair with an array of services, including trendy cuts, smoothing amino fusion treatments, and glamorous hair extensions. A trained and experienced cosmetologist, Samantha also offers makeup applications and waxing.To keep up with the latest beauty trends and techniques, the dedicated professional regularly attends styling workshops around the country.
At Blaze Color Salon, skilled stylists revamp hairdos with a litany of services and Blaze's own line of vegan products. Guests can arrive prepared with a magazine clip of their desired look, pick one on the spot from the shop's style book, or opt to model their cut after the neighborhood bearded dragon. Either way, a professional scissors wielder snips away excess or troublesome strands, giving fickle manes an aesthetic purpose. During the blow-dry and finishing session, the stylist employs curling-iron or flatiron techniques before keeping scalp noodles in place with a serving of humidity-resistant, sunscreen-infused product.
Fix Salon, owned by Italian-trained stylist Juliet, combines expert hairdo rejuvenation and support for local artists and musicians to create a funky, laid-back environment. Relax in leather barber chairs as a licensed cosmetologist or, in rare cases, unlicensed cosmonaut sends nimble shears through strands to create follicle finery for both women (a $35 value) and men (a $20 value). Locks can rest easy knowing that stylists use high-end products from New York Streets, Sebastian, American Crew, and others to give labored locks a freshening boost.