When its doors first opened, Hair Garden Salon became a dream fulfilled for owner Maria Affeln. She developed a passion for hairstyling as a teenager in Brazil, which she pursued after moving to the U.S., training across the country until she had the skill set and resources to open her own salon. Her philosophy is that hair should be treated like a plant—constantly nourished and checked for rabbit warrens—to make sure it receives the proper nutrients and grows healthily. She and her staff use OrganiColorSystem color, perm, and keratin products that transform hair without harmful chemicals. The roster of services also includes haircuts for men and women, lash extensions, and waxing services.
The chaos of everyday life checks itself at the door at Massage Worcester at Sherwin Christos - A Hair & Body Workshop. Skilled in a range of modalities, licensed massage therapist Amanda Bourbeau doesn’t just conjure fleeting moments of relaxation, but also helps the body heal itself from the inside out. She marries myofascial and deep-tissue therapies during regional bodywork massages that sooth and stretch sore areas and can apply localized pressure on reflex points of the hands and feet to activate natural healing processes and make tongues stick out at her will. Aside from using her gifted hands, Amanda may also call upon heated basalt stones or paraffin wraps to help assuage aches and pains.
With more than 10 years of experience to her name, Melissa helms one side of her eponymous salon while her sister and co-owner, Susan, lends her skills as a seamstress to the in-store boutique. The siblings’ signature blend of salon services and boutique luxuries sets them apart as a one-stop destination for those who like to mix their spa and retail therapies.
The sounds of clipping shears and contented sighs mingle on Melissa’s side of the salon, where she wields top-notch salon products that range from CND nail polishes to the individualized ointments of the Bioelements facial line. During haircuts, color services, and treatments for the face and nails, Melissa restores beauty lost to age or gambled away during high-stakes poker games.
Large front windows flood Louis DuGal Salon with natural light from a bustling corner in Newton, illuminating a spic-and-span studio full of polished wood and full-length mirrors. Here expert stylists create eye-catching arrangements of shape, shade, and texture with a full line of L'Oreal Professionnel products, including Inoa ammonia-free hair color. Staff also manicure nails and wax away unwanted hair.
Susan D'Amours is the owner of newly-remodeled Salon Amici and a Redken-certified hair colorist. She's been a stylist for more than 22 years, and has carved out a clean, earth-toned space where her team practices the latest in hairstyling techniques and trends. They offer haircuts and coloring as well as texturizing treatments, waxing, and nailcare services.
Vanity Hair’s team of experienced stylists does it all when it comes to hair. From cuts and color to special occasion styles or scalp treatments, the stylists beautify hair with a full array of services. They can update looks with a subtle cut, or create complete transformations that’ll make your mom wonder why a stranger is at the dinner table.