The salon's mint-green walls are lined with cozy beige leather pedicure chairs and recessed alcoves of fresh-picked daisies. Amid these warm accents, skilled technicians rehab nail shields with symmetric shaping and vibrant polishes in a multitude of colors. Guests can also request sumptuous add-ons such as reflexology with lavender oil or therapeutic hot stones.
The deep, richly stained wood that distinguishes the interior of Twirl Hair Studio vaguely harks back to old-fashioned barbershops, but the salon couldn't be more modern in its work. Each stylist keeps pace with emerging techniques and products with continuing education. During each cut, color, and style service, the stylists apply professional products from makers such as Neuma, whose sustainable, toxin-free organic ingredients are manufactured with wind energy, 100% recyclable material, and tears of joy from flowers. In addition to hair services, the staff also oversees skin by rendering waxing services and primps hands and feet with manicures and pedicures.
From the outside it looks like a single-family home, complete with a brick chimney jutting from the roof and a garage in back. But since 1979, the only occupants of the house have been the barbers, stylists, and aestheticians of Shear Dimensions. The staff is populated by such veterans as Pat Petronio, a barber who's been cutting hair for more than 40 years. Elsewhere on staff you'll find licensed massage therapist Gilda Andosia, who is well-versed not only in massage techniques, but in linguistics as well; the Brazilian native speaks five languages fluently, and can perform four distinct types of massages.
The nailcare experts at Salon Deniz primp fingers and toes within the comforts of a full-service salon and spa. Standard manicure and pedicure services finely shape nails and curb cuticles until each pincher is read a bedtime story before being blanketed in a lustrous layer of stylish nail polish. The staff welcomes clients into a clean and bright studio, decked out with large mirrors and Romanesque pillars for entertaining solo reenactments of Julius Caesar. The Providence Business News featured the philanthropic staff for donating time to an annual fashion show held by the Children’s Shelter of Blackstone Valley.
After ogling Salon Lux’s sumptuous, palatial environment, guests can avail themselves of a comprehensive menu of exterior enhancements. Surrender tangled tresses to a member of the salon’s follicular posse to modify your mop with a wide array of cuts ($40+), highlights ($55+), special-occasion up-dos ($65+), and conditioning treatments ($20+). A 60-minute Lux signature pedicure ($50) freshens phalanges, while an antioxidant facial ($75) improves the circulation of skin that's been stressed by environmental assailants and uncertain economic forecasts. A wide array of waxing services helps evict unwanted body or facial hair, and one-hour makeup lessons provide cosmetic counseling for beginner blush-wearers and recovering clowns. Plush spa rooms, cozy sofas, and a crackling fireplace help Salon Lux impart a sense of opulence and elegance that complements its expert staff, while high ceilings and glittering chandeliers ensure there's plenty of well-lit space in which to pilot a radio-controlled zeppelin.
The colorfully amenable staff at Divinity wield premium products as they conduct their craft with all gracious guests. Decorate and buff some deserving, unpolished digits with the mani-pedi, which pampers and refines fingers and toes while adorning them with selections from a rainbow's array of polish.