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.
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.
Helmed by 28-year beauty veteran and owner Alfredo Lamparelli, Salon Bogar provides a haven of beautifying services performed at the talented hands of stylists, skin therapists, and makeup artists. Beginning with a skin analysis by a professional pore pamperer, the glow facial gently rejuvenates lackluster epidermises with a series of brightening and tightening steps including an exfoliation, eye-and-lip treatment, and custom finishing mask. As complexions emote a refreshed, youthful glow, hands and arms will enjoy a tendon-untangling massage, preventing them from endlessly caressing newly freed faces.
The techs behind New Beginnings Nail Salon draw on a collective 27 years experience as they primp acrylic and natural nails with tools cleansed by hospital-grade disinfectants. In addition to mani-pedis, they also offer paraffin treatments, sugar scrubs, and OPI Axxium no-chip polish for pistachio lovers. For brides-to-be and bachelorettes, they host parties with mani-pedis, champagne, and appetizers to prepare them for a fun night out or a walk down the aisle. Nail techs also pamper princesses during birthday parties that include nail designs and cake, with goodies bags for the guests to take home. In an effort to share their knowledge, New Beginnings Nail Salon offers an apprenticeship program that helps aspiring nail stylists earn their licenses through hands-on experience. They also joined the fight against cancer by holding a fundraising event featuring nail art and raffle tickets.
A licensed aesthetician and nail technician, owner Cris-Anne works alongside stylists and a massage therapist to attend to all of clients' indulgence needs. Certified in sugaring techniques, Cris-Anne uproots unwanted strands with an all-natural sugar paste devoid of the harsh chemicals, resins, and bumblebee dander that's found in many waxes. Stylists evict dead ends and dull colors in the salon; in the spa section, aestheticians cleanse and exfoliate faces, and expert kneaders force chronic pains to leave the body.
Though Salon Tuscany's decor is an elegant nod to the Old World—from ceramic pillars crowned with indoor plants to the heavy, gold-framed mirrors that reflect the salon's cranberry-and-gold color scheme—the hairstyles its staff produce are anything but dated. In fact, owners Rick and Dawne Guay's main mission is to provide clients with current yet affordable hairstyles.
To create modern 'dos, stylists employ products from brands such as Redken, Aquage, and Soma, as well as 100% human hair NEO extensions. Salon Tuscany's crew also aims to beautify clients with shellac manicures, which coat nails with 50+ different colors of chip-resistant polish, and with Ardell eyelash extensions. In an effort to stay connected to the community, Salon Tuscany supports charity events such as leukemia fundraisers, and it takes the time to doll-up local celebrities, including Ms. New Hampshire America 2012 contestant, Jennifer Dickson.