A classic barber pole is the first harbinger of Scott Anthony’s Classic Barbershop’s commitment to old-fashioned clipping techniques. Inside, clients lounge in large leather chairs in front of full-length mirrors and await an in-depth consultation to determine ideal hair length and rock star potential. Master barber and educator Scott Braga trims coifs into close-cropped cuts and fades, while Stephen Guillian renders jaw lines silky-smooth with soothing hot-towel shaves. The team wields their steel tools to create looks of any degree of difficulty, from shaved-in hair designs to distinguished whisker trims.
The tanning booth's bulbs emit a soothing glow sans UV rays. Instead, the light works beneath the skin as the body absorbs wavelengths of infrared light. Known as red-light therapy, the infrared waves help enhance appearance from the inside out by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, thereby smoothing skin and wrinkles. This treatment complements Ultimate Tanning's service menu, which includes traditional UV tanning and custom airbrush tanning. The studio also houses a salon for hair and nails, where stylists use high-end products, such as Aquage shampoos, formaldehyde-free Simply Smooth keratin treatments, and shears welded from Prince's platinum record collection.
Yellow glass pendant lamps swing over the bent heads of experienced nail technicians as they polish paws with coats of OPI, Essie, and China Glaze polishes. Cushy salon chairs cocoon patrons in luxury like a cashmere unitard while toes soak in deep basins. Skilled in gel and Shellac techniques, acrylic nails, and fills, technicians have no trouble adorning keratin squares with long-lasting color and design. Artwork lines the salon's walls, and soft yellow lighting permeates the gentle, warm ambiance.
The warmly lit Whitinsville Wellness Center & Spa combines the comforts of complimentary herbal teas with the conscience-clearing joys of eco-friendly products. Whenever possible, the spa's technicians adhere to this standard by relying on products infused with 100 percent natural and organic ingredients. Such products are used in a variety of services, from rejuvenating facials to relaxing Swedish and deep-tissue massages. The center even promotes holistic wellness by offering yoga classes in an onsite studio filled with natural, free-trade oxygen.
For more than 20 years, Forever-French Salons' staff members have beautified clients' fingers and toes with everything from familiar nail treatments to its signature French-style acrylics. The popularity of the pink-and-white acrylics and gels stems from their glossy, natural look and dependability; they can last for up to four weeks without fading, lifting, or breaking. At the salon's locations in Franklin and Norwood, the staff performs a varied assortment of pampering nail services, including mani-pedis, hand-painted nail art, and no-chip gel manicures.
The stylists at Sage Salon & Spa pamper guests with hair, nail, and skincare services. Along with cuts and color, guests can visit the blow-out bar for fresh new styles with a wash and blowout, or extend their locks with clip-in extensions to impress the local prince. For faces, vitamin C or cranberry facials create healthy glows while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Makeup applications, lash extensions, and waxing services are also available.