The techs behind New Beginnings Nail Salon draw on a collective 27 years experience as they primp acrylic and natural nails with tools cleansed by hospital-grade disinfectants. In addition to mani-pedis, they also offer paraffin treatments, sugar scrubs, and OPI Axxium no-chip polish for pistachio lovers. For brides-to-be and bachelorettes, they host parties with mani-pedis, champagne, and appetizers to prepare them for a fun night out or a walk down the aisle. Nail techs also pamper princesses during birthday parties that include nail designs and cake, with goodies bags for the guests to take home. In an effort to share their knowledge, New Beginnings Nail Salon offers an apprenticeship program that helps aspiring nail stylists earn their licenses through hands-on experience. They also joined the fight against cancer by holding a fundraising event featuring nail art and raffle tickets.
Helmed by 28-year beauty veteran and owner Alfredo Lamparelli, Salon Bogar provides a haven of beautifying services performed at the talented hands of stylists, skin therapists, and makeup artists. Beginning with a skin analysis by a professional pore pamperer, the glow facial gently rejuvenates lackluster epidermises with a series of brightening and tightening steps including an exfoliation, eye-and-lip treatment, and custom finishing mask. As complexions emote a refreshed, youthful glow, hands and arms will enjoy a tendon-untangling massage, preventing them from endlessly caressing newly freed faces.
At Salon Aquavit, a dream team of stylists and estheticians work hand-in-hand with clients to provide customized treatments for the hair and skin. Each cosmetic artisan brings their own specialization to the styling chair, whether that’s a keen ability to deal with curly hair or a solid understanding of how to get peanut butter out of one’s eyelashes. Beyond standard salon services, the crew also beautifies bodies and soothes wandering minds with specialized services such as enzyme facials and Reiki therapy.
At Michael Thomas Salon, muted yellow walls exude a warm glow reflected in the friendly demeanors of skin-savvy aestheticians and stylists specializing in hair color. Tress tamers revamp outdated hairdos with services that include cutting and coloring, as well as a modern re-texturizing technique that ousts frizz without unrolling curls or forcing brushes to work unpaid overtime. For skin, facials, waxing, and makeup unearth photo-ready kissers, with an ultra-gentle peel harnessing the doting powers of Aveda's All Sensitive products. Beautification unfolds in an airy space with weathered hardwood floors and a high bar where waiting patrons can riffle through magazines or practice sliding empty steins without breaking them.
In order to live up to their business' name, the stylists at Perfect Solution Hair Salon take ample time to get to know their clients. They help them find the right style—such as updos for special occasions—and suggest different services. If a client wants straighter hair, the staff might recommend various keratin treatments. If they want longer locks, the stylists point them toward hair extensions. If they're a snowman, they might recommend forgoing a blow-dry. Of course, the team of trained tress tamers can also maintain current looks with standard haircuts and color treatments for both men and women.
Though sun-shaped mirrors and spiraling chandeliers abound in Soleil Salon & Spa, they pale in comparison to clients’ skin after a diamond-facial microdermabrasion. The spa’s aestheticians take their cues from the sun, brightening complexions with custom treatments that target conditions such as acne, fine lines, and inflammation. Not to be outshone, stylists illuminate hair with clear gloss and multidimensional highlights. They draw on an array of professional products from Aveda and label.m, and their commitment to innovation has led to such services as the GKhair keratin-smoothing treatment—an advanced therapy that eliminates frizz for up to five months, or roughly as long as it would take to extinguish the sun with a super soaker.
A master stylist and graduate of Paul Mitchell Salon School, Mogi Zagdsuren snips and pigments tresses while flanked on all sides by abstract paintings and statues available for purchase. Professional products such as Moroccanoil and Aquage combine to update 'dos with styling and straightening services, and CND nail polish keeps talons bewitching enough to attract glances and style-aware falcons to ungloved hands. While contemporary art pops from every corner, cubic, fire-engine red furnishings draw focus to the hair being straightened at each beauty station. Combined with the crimson-lined floor, this vibrant atmosphere has coaxed the Nashua Telegraph to profess, “Every element of the salon/gallery is tied together.”