In a stately studio flanked by white crown molding and sleek black fixtures, the stylists of Suesie's Beauty Salon create relaxing, elegant transformations for their clients. To fashion these hair masterpieces, they draw on an arsenal of products from Kemon, a European color line that is ammonia and PPD free, and Jellua, a squid-ink-based shampoo and conditioner. Artistic cuts that match clients’ hair type and personalities give way to personalized beauty lessons, in which stylists teach clients techniques to keep their new ‘dos looking salon quality at home. For an even bigger metamorphosis, the experts can apply smoothing keratin treatments or vibrant color. They also offer an array of spa services, which range from mani-pedis and waxing sessions to facials and eyelash extensions.
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.
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.
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.”