Awarded Best Pedicure of 2009 by Rhode Island Monthly, Naturally Nails’ techs gussy-up hands and feet with creative nail art and spa treatments in a chic studio with complimentary beverages. Peruse the 130+ gel polishes, including the award-winning Young Nails line, before a ‘curist begins to shape each nail. During the gel manicure, each freshly prepped ‘tip receives a shiny gel shield that keeps the original sheen and color without chipping or cracking for up to two weeks. A skin-smoothing sugar scrub rounds out the rejuvenating service before a warm paraffin treatment leaves paws softer than a velour rabbit crooning Barry White songs. Opt for a no-frills ‘cure with the basic mani, which cleans up fingertips with a shaping, cuticle trim, traditional polishing, and relaxing hand massage.
Studio 401 offers a variety of salon and spa services in an elegant studio space. Maintain your current coif or transmogrify your face frame with a hair wash, cut, and blow-dry or style (men's $20, women's $36). The Redken color specialists can also facilitate a chromatic transformation for the cuticles, using all-over hair coloring ($50) or a full foil highlight ($100). Smooth kinky locks with a keratin smoothing treatment (starting at $150), infusing hair with an over-protective protein layer that prohibits it from frizzing or flying away for up to five months. Have nails winterized with a manicure ($18) and spa pedicure ($40), finished off with your choice of a dazzling assortment of nail colors, or get your face ready for life outside your feverish cabin with a trio of precision aesthetician brow ($15), chin ($12), and upper-lip ($10) waxes.
Licensed massage therapist Helen Proulx has been untying knotted muscles for eight years. Her specializations include Swedish and deep-tissue massage, which includes long, gliding strokes and more pressurized kneading, respectively. In her capable hands, mothers-to-be find relief from aches and tension during prenatal massages. Each massage session can easily be customized to concentrate on a specific part of the body.
The W Salon rehabilitates ornery exteriors into their most comfortable and sprightly selves through a range of massage, nail, hair, and skin services. Heads can opt for a stylish cut ($40 for women, $30 for men) and deep conditioning ($20) to shake up the usual routine, while fashion police fugitives can dodge their captors with a transformative hair coloring, allowing them to blend in with the chic set ($45–$155). Prep your bod for beach season or a management position at a nearby nudist camp with targeted hair removal treatments ($20–$65 depending on area). Rejuvenating facials moisturize and exfoliate skin, leaving mugs freshly glowing ($40–$75). Allow one of The W Salon’s professional nail techs to file scraggly ends into tiptop cutaneous form with a polish-accented manicure ($15+) or pedicure ($35). Available massages include the flowing strokes of the Swedish ($75 for one hour), the toxin releasing pressure of deep tissue ($75 for one hour), and the gentle relaxation of hot-stone therapy ($90 for one hour). Each massage employs technique-specific affronts to bodily stressors, driving out unwanted spirits like an ectoplasm-targeted proton pack.
Anyone who shaves regularly knows that keeping skin smooth and stubble-free is a chore. At LiVi Laser Hair Removal Center, located within Nuance Salon, a certified laser hair-removal technician?who works under the tutelage of a medical director?draws on more than five years of experience to free clients from that chore. She aims the beams of a Candela laser at bikini lines, underarms, and other regions of the body, gradually halting future hair growth. The treatment is effective on all skin types.
Salon Lux's owner is Cindy Wilson, a nail technician and reflexologist for more than three decades, who combined her dual passions into a single business where beauty and well-being blend seamlessly. This fusion produced a menu of services where trends such as feather extensions and smooth, speedy blowouts meet relaxing and rejuvenating facials that couple with aromatherapy scrubs and European or lymphatic massage. Stylists?including a graduate of Toni & Guy?also manage manes with color services, cuts, and smoothing keratin treatments, while bodies find their perfect bronze with hand-applied California spray tans that keep them safe from UV rays and winged sharks.
When not in the salon, Cindy can be found teaching classes in reflexology at the Learning Connection or volunteering at the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, where she offers reflexology for those fighting cancer.