For 15 years, Riah Salon’s staff has pampered clients with more than 60 beauty and relaxation treatments. They accomplish all of them with personalized attention, including cuts and colorings, keratin straightening treatments, perms, and hair extensions. Laser hair removal, waxes, mani-pedis, and facials fill out their extensive collection of indulgent services.
Anthony Capalino has spent the last 14 years working on Newbury Street as a stylist in two salons: Pina Swissa and Runway. But since opening his own salon—which features ample parking space, to boot—he still maintains ties with clients from his former salons, beyond sending them the occasional chain letter. Their loyalty is likely due to his artistic dedication to hair: He approaches each haircut like a layered sculpture, following the head's contours to create a natural shape that flatters each client's face. Beyond cuts, he tames frizz and curls with keratin treatments, pumps up volume and length with hair extensions, and adds dimension color and highlights. While Anthony and his stylists work, track lighting illuminates white chairs and walls accented by pops of orange, creating an ambiance as modern as the hairstyles they create.
Lisa Swasey, a stylist at Loxx by Justine, draws on more than a decade of industry experience to keep coiffures looking their best. She specializes in painting flattering highlights onto manes and framing faces with a precise french haircutting technique. In addition, she uses products by brands such as Kevin.Murphy and Keratin Complex to smooth frizz and imbue strands with shine.
The stylists at Reema Salon cut and color their clients' tresses using gleaming scissors and brushes coated with color glazes. In addition to making hair look good on the outside, they fortify strands with traditional and Moroccan deep-conditioning treatments.
Kaya Beauty Spa mixes relaxation with beautification by offering a menagerie of hair, body, and nail services. The spa’s aesthetician resurfaces skin with various facial services, including the Kaya signature facial, which can be customized to suit the particular needs of any client. Kaya also has an onsite massage therapist who specializes in prenatal massage, a modality that can alleviate the pain that arises from carrying a child or signing up to be a volunteer watermelon lifter.
The extensive education the licensed professionals at Tryangles have undergone over the years has enabled them to specialize in services that beautify from head to toe. They cut, color, and smooth hair, blast through acne and oil with facials, and remove body fuzz using warm wax. Spiritual readings tap into clients’ inner wellness, and massage therapy tends to tense muscles and chronic aches.