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Areté's staff of beautifying specialists pampers customers from widow's peak to big toe with a full assortment of salon services. Haircuts for men ($20) and women ($35) tame stray strands after stylists consult patrons about whether to shape hairdos into trendy new styles or fully functioning birds' nests. Feather extensions with tinsel ($20+) imbue manes with the radiance of a fireproof phoenix, and waxing services ($8+) sculpt overgrown keratin patches. A spa pedicure ($45) tidies up digits, preparing feet for glass-slipper fittings or high-pressure auditions to play hands in a Broadway play. Areté eases the experience of waiting by occupying guests with complimentary WiFi access and television.

190 Putnam Pike
Johnston,
RI
US

Though Runway Hair Salon isn't on an actual runway, its expert stylists create designs that could star in fashion shows. That's because they stay up-to-date on trends and use sought-after products including Brazilian Blowout to grant their clients trend-setting looks. They also offer spa services such as waxing and mani-pedis that complement cuts and highlights and pamper clients with packages that include makeup applications.

148 Barrett Ave
North Providence,
RI
US

The salon and day spa at Moderne may not be far apart physically, but each one feels like a completely different place. The bustling salon is home to a trio of stylists who boast specialties in hair design, extensions, dimensional and corrective color, and Brazilian blowouts, which leave hair straighter, sleeker, and perfect for princes’ climbing attempts. This bustling salon floor slips away as guests enter the doors to the day spa, where they’re greeted by relaxing music. There, massage therapists perform deep-tissue and hot-stone massages, and a nail technician paints fingernails and toenails. The aestheticians can also custom-blend facials, peels, and back facials for clients.

50 Park Row W
Providence,
RI
US

Though massage therapist Stacy Smith believes deeply in holistic healing methods, hands-on education and training remain paramount to her treatment philosophy. Stacy has trained extensively in massage and the study of human anatomy, and she is nationally certified by the NCBTMB. She bases most treatments at Full Circle Massage around Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, though she also uses hot stones and acupressure to help relieve tense musculature. Traditional spa services such as facials and body waxes augment the lineup of massages, ensuring clients' outer beauty matches the inner zen gardens that sprout during massages. Aesthetician Maria Botero takes a personalized approach to give clients of all skin types facials with the latest technologies and cutting edge products. Her passion for life and the field of beauty help her inspire each of her clients to feel confident and beautiful, inside and out.

411 Atwells Avenue
Providence,
RI
US

At Unlimited Styles Barbershop & Salon, creative director Kim Evans captains a team of skilled stylists, beauty specialists, and expert barbers. Amid green and grey walls and trendy decor, the staffers perform an array of hair, nail, and skincare services. Master stylist Aiesha Grant snips up new looks and twists hair into intricate braids and dreadlocks, while barbers trim facial hair with luxurious hot-lather shaves. Skincare specialist Jasmin Santana sculpts brows with waxing services and rejuvenates skin with facials, as cosmetologist Jaricia DePina, who has a specialty in braids, styles hair and accentuates eyes and lips with makeup.

680 Douglas Ave
Providence,
RI
US

Wilnelia Viera?s Swedish and deep-tissue massages are enhanced with a handful of add-ons, including paraffin dips, aromatherapy, and heated stones. The licensed massage therapist and owner of Lia's Luxuries travels with another therapist or robot to clients? homes for couples massages done side-by-side on treatment tables.

989 Reservoir Ave.
Cranston,
RI
US