The warmly lit Whitinsville Wellness Center & Spa combines the comforts of complimentary herbal teas with the conscience-clearing joys of eco-friendly products. Whenever possible, the spa's technicians adhere to this standard by relying on products infused with 100 percent natural and organic ingredients. Such products are used in a variety of services, from rejuvenating facials to relaxing Swedish and deep-tissue massages. The center even promotes holistic wellness by offering yoga classes in an onsite studio filled with natural, free-trade oxygen.
Each member of the team of professionals at Inspiration Hair Studio and Day Spa specializes in a different facet of beautification. A master hairstylist can carefully place highlights or arrange tresses in an updo for a wedding or black-tie monster-truck rally. An on-staff medical aesthetician renders skin smooth with treatments such as diamond microdermabrasion and full-body exfoliation, and the spa’s massage therapist targets chronic tension with the soothing strokes of Swedish and deep-tissue methods. The multitalented crew also hosts birthday and bachelorette parties after business hours, where the fashionable fetes can be made more festive with the addition of food and wine.
Natural light from large picture windows spreads across Allure Hair Spa’s polished hardwood floors like butter on toast, brightening the earth-toned walls surrounding them. This warmth reflects what owners Nicole and Ginger hoped to evoke when they teamed up to open Allure more than four years ago. The pair offers 18 years of styling experience each and employs a trained staff of hair manipulators to engineer sleek new styles and apply color and highlights. Assisting in this one-stop beauty shop, aestheticians administer waxes for brows, lips, and chins.
Shampoo Salon’s Asian-themed décor and wooden floors set the scene for tranquil salon getaways presided over by a staff of deft stylists. Color experts consult with clients to mix custom dyes for highlights, lowlights, and full-color treatments. The staff strives to limit the salon's carbon footprint, committed to using eco-friendly haircare products in exchange for milder winters.
A classic barber pole is the first harbinger of Scott Anthony’s Classic Barbershop’s commitment to old-fashioned clipping techniques. Inside, clients lounge in large leather chairs in front of full-length mirrors and await an in-depth consultation to determine ideal hair length and rock star potential. Master barber and educator Scott Braga trims coifs into close-cropped cuts and fades, while Stephen Guillian renders jaw lines silky-smooth with soothing hot-towel shaves. The team wields their steel tools to create looks of any degree of difficulty, from shaved-in hair designs to distinguished whisker trims.
The tanning booth's bulbs emit a soothing glow sans UV rays. Instead, the light works beneath the skin as the body absorbs wavelengths of infrared light. Known as red-light therapy, the infrared waves help enhance appearance from the inside out by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, thereby smoothing skin and wrinkles. This treatment complements Ultimate Tanning's service menu, which includes traditional UV tanning and custom airbrush tanning. The studio also houses a salon for hair and nails, where stylists use high-end products, such as Aquage shampoos, formaldehyde-free Simply Smooth keratin treatments, and shears welded from Prince's platinum record collection.