Sheer white curtains line My Perfect Salon & Spa Inc.'s beauty haven, where swirled glass pendant lights illuminate individual guests as they indulge in skin and nail treatments. Aestheticians brighten and soften complexions with chemical peels formulated for a variety of skin types in the tranquility of a private treatment room.
Back on the salon floor, skilled technicians sheathe nails in traditional polishes, acrylic tips, and gelish and Shellac lacquers, which use a UV-curing process to resist cracks, chips, or smudges for up to two weeks. Pedicure thrones, regularly sanitized with hospital-grade disinfectant, boast a pipeless water system that uses clean water for each service rather than recirculating impurities and sock-themed knock-knock jokes left over from previous pedicures. At the end of each service, nail techs individually wrap and sanitize all reusable tools in a medical-grade autoclave system and ensure that all files, buffers, and pedicure slippers are used only once.
The team of licensed aestheticians at The Skin and Body Spa has a variety of ways to help guests relax and feel pampered. They massage physiques in styles from Swedish and deep tissue to reflexology. The relaxing heat of hot stones helps melt away stress, while sport massages help athletes return to peak performance. They also polish nails during manicures and pedicures, and tend to lashes during eyelash extensions. For facials they have one strict rule: no pore-clogging ingredients are allowed near a client's face, leading to facials that incorporate ingredients from seaweed to electrical pulses. The spa-style organic seaweed facial hydrates skin and fights off acne with the same ingredient that keeps sea life blemish-free. The anti-aging ultrasonic facial, on the other hand, minimizes wrinkles with pulses of microcurrents, which prompt the skin to produce more collagen.
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.”
Hairstylist Holly sculpts dos inside Marc Anthony Hair Studio—a quaint salon with bay windows and warm beige siding. Her 15 years of experience started at the Continental Academie of Hair Design, where she gained hands-on experience before entering the real world at the school's student salon. Now, this Goldwell-certified stylist crafts stylish looks with cuts, sultry reds and blonds, and Brazilian Blowouts.
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.