Courtney and Corey Nappa complement each other’s skill sets well. Courtney has a wealth of business experience and a passion for beauty, and Corey has years under his belt as a personal trainer and fitness-center manager. They realized that they could combine their skills into an ideal health-club experience, and Ten X Club was born.
On the fitness end of the business, instructors hold group Pilates, yoga, and spin classes. Cardio and weight-lifting rooms feature equipment from manufacturers such as Nautilus and Precor. A kids’ playroom keeps tykes entertained while parents shed sweat. On the other end of the spectrum, the sleekly appointed salon features hair services, mani-pedis, and spray-tanning services in a quiet environment, the air perfumed with the scent of hair products. Here, too, members can send their kids to the playroom while they enjoy grownup relaxation time with beautifying services, adult conversation, and the freedom to eat animal crackers any way they choose.
Lorrie Eyberg's first massage experience sparked something in her. She eventually enrolled in massage school, a move that led her to one day create Achelois Wellness Massage & Spa. Eyberg named the studio after the Greek word achelois, which means "she who drives away pain." At her studio, Eyberg and her staff perform therapeutic massages in a candlelit treatment room to the accompaniment of soft music that never features a chorus of yowling alley cats. This relaxing atmosphere paves the way for a tension-melting massage, which they often supplement with clinical techniques that Eyberg says spur detoxification and strengthen the immune system.
Tropez Aveda Salon and Spa splits its 4,000-square-foot facility right down the middle, dedicating itself equally to both sides of its name. From head to toe, the company's staff caters to each client's appearance, health, and relaxation, oftentimes turning to Aveda products to aid in fulfilling that mission. In the salon, stylists snip and rearrange hair, and nearby, nail stations refresh hands and feet. Massages, facials, and hydrotherapy treatments join forces to blitz stress in the med spa, which combines medical precision with relaxation more effectively than playing a game of Operation in a hot tub.
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Once Boston Tan Co. was a tiny little shop with just nine beds?so tiny, in fact, that it shared its space with a hair salon. 30 years later, the company has grown so large, it now boasts more than 17 separate tanning rooms, where clients can adopt a golden glow and enjoy their personal music in private. The equipment includes three levels of UV beds and booths, some outfitted with face and shoulder lamps, and cooling systems, and some with 360 technology to avoid tan lines. Meanwhile, those who seek a sun-kissed look that doesn't involve basking in UV rays or steeping themselves in strong tea can opt for Mystic Tan spray tans, which mist skin evenly in just 60-seconds.
The stylists at Pandolfino's Hair Studio & Spa keep men and women runway-ready with a full menu of cuts and color services. Single-process color revitalizes hues and sweeps away grays, whereas foil highlights recreate the effect of hours spent in the sunshine or napping in the path of a line painting machine. Spiral perms add bounce to hair and Brazilian blowouts tame frizz for weeks on end. To remove unwanted hair, waxing experts get to work de-fuzzing upper lips, brows, and chins. Finally, nail techs primp hands and feet with mani-pedis.