From the funky zebra-print chairs to the shabby-chic console tables, Avalon Spa creates an atmosphere that’s at once stylish and homey. Within this soothing oasis, aestheticians come armed with GlyMed Plus skincare products during nine types of facials, each designed to ease specific woes such as rosacea, fine lines, or acne. Massage therapists turn to hot-stone and prenatal techniques to unwind bodies, ushering in relaxation with aromatherapy oils and the gentle wave of air-traffic-control wands. Nail technicians sit before leather pedicure thrones, where they decorate digits with Zoya polish or CND Shellac and soften the surrounding skin with hydrating moisture masks.
Certified nail technician Christina Andrews at Salon Tuscany dresses up fingers and toes with vivid shades of polish. She offers detailed manicure and pedicure services, with a specialty in shellac, acrylics, and fills. She works alongside the rest of the salon's staff, led by Rick and Dawne Guay. They offer NEO Hair Extensions (made from 100% human hair), stylish haircuts, color and texturizing treatments, and glamorous faux lashes.
Local brides. Teens getting ready for formals. President Obama. What seems like an unlikely grouping has something in common: they've all turned to Radura for makeup services. With a cosmetic client list that includes the president, Arianna Huffington, and a slew of other politicians and pundits who Radura’s artists have prepped for the likes of HBO, FOX, and CNN, it's no wonder guests turn to the salon for makeup artistry and instruction. Massages, waxing, and facials also spoil spa-goers, giving them an idea of what it’s like to be Steven Seagal for a day. Hair and nail services—including mani-pedis that use sea salt or no-chip nail polish—keep guests glittering from scalp to toes.
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.”
The spa is sheltered in the homey embrace of a 300-year-old Victorian house, with fireplaces to warm wintertime patrons and a garden patio that blooms in summer months. The relaxed country setting is further cultivated by the staff. The team consists of massage therapists, aestheticians, nail technicians, and a hair stylist who determines which style of music hair should perform. To give back to their community, the team discounts services for local businesses and employees of the Town of Tyngsborough.
Operated out of Chelmsford Nail and Spa, Dracut Luxor Nail and Organic Spa pampers clients with a wide range of nail services. From organic gel colors to manicures for men and kids, they beautify fingers and toes in whatever way meets a person’s needs best, unless of course that person needs to get a paraffin wax while typing their thesis. Waxing also appears on the technicians' portfolio of services and is available for both men and women.
When aesthetician Talita Pinto and her team look at a shelf of skincare products, they know just which one to use. At Cynthia's Salon and Day Spa, they apply this know-how to help clients look and feel beautiful. When clients want to repair sun damage, they reach for vitamin C. When they want relief from acne, they call upon fruit acids and natural enzymes. Sometimes they employ advanced technology, such as microdermabrasion, to deliver more dramatic results. Like other top estheticians and those who really really want to learn how to unscramble a Rubik's Cube, Talita and her team sharpen their skills by pursuing specialized education.