From inside a charming sidewalk storefront, Hernan Salon teleports stress through indulgent cuticle-pampering services. During the one-hour spa manicure, experienced nail technicians wean worry, stress, and temporary tattoos of Jane Austen book covers from hands and arms by lobbing smooth, flowing strokes over muscles, tissue, and tendons. Next, as eyes wander to the autumnal colors fluttering outside the paned glass, the tech preps cuticles with an exfoliating scrub that scours dead skin from fingertips. Nails are then gently trimmed and delicately shaped into clients' favorite Disney on Ice character. After nail connoisseurs buff and soak the nail canvass, it is ready for polish and color, which can be as adventurous as an alluring scarlet hue or as conventional as a crustless peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich. To accommodate a rainbow of preferences, the salon owner will order an out-of-stock polish shade at the clients' request when they schedule their appointment. If guests long for an extra smidgeon of indulgence, they may add a paraffin treatment for $10.
Forbici Salon and Spa combines soft lighting with years of enlightening experience coddling and pampering reticent and weary bodies. Clients longing to approximate bioluminescence can find satisfaction in the 90-minute sweet-milk and lavender-bud facial, a renewing treatment that tends to both the face and the extremely delicate extremities. Astute aestheticians employ a paraffin mask in conjunction with Farmaesthetics' organic Nourishing Lavender Milk to moisturize pores plagued by desert nightmares. Soothing lavender aromas soak facial skin in soporific relief, wafting into the nasal glands to mollify the harried and oft-neglected internal face. A swift hand and foot massage runs in tandem with the facial indulgence, leaving tips renewed and radiant after a warm, welcoming dip in paraffin.
Harnessing techniques passed down from their family's first generation of haircutters in Italy in the late 1800s, the Zona clan continues garnering acclaim for its hairstyling prowess, including a spot in the hair salon category of Boston Magazine's Best of Boston 2009. Today, the family of hair experts trims tresses alongside graduates of the salon's three-phase training program. Trainees also brush up on shearing skills at advanced academies in London and New York before adroitly shaping their clientele?s hair, fashioning stylish updo's, and executing full color transformations with an extensive stock of Aveda products. The salon's three locations bring their styling prowess to neighborhoods around town, making it easier to look good than to persuade others your split ends are intentional.
Working alongside a team of savvy stylists at Salon DiCarlo, Ann Ventresco beautifies her clients with haircuts, coloring, and an array of miscellaneous prettifying services. As a coiffure enthusiast, she stays on-trend by retraining regularly and spying from behind a hedge at Fashion Week so you don't have to. The rest of the talented techs of Salon DiCarlo can also do the opposite of hair cutting with hair restoration services and wig placement.
Signature Service: Hair color and cutting
Brands Used: Aveda
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Stylists: Andrea, Anna, Jacqui, Lauren, Melissa, Sarah
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Scalp massages, hand massages, and mini facial refreshers are offered complimentary with each service
What's the biggest mistake you see clients make when they style their hair at home?
Not using the correct products.
Part of being a good stylist is mastering the art of conversation. What are some pro tips for talking to strangers?
Be genuine and a good listener, also ask a lot of questions.
What other services do you offer besides haircuts?
Color, highlights, event styling/updos, facials, full body waxing, cellulite treatments, lash extensions, and make-up artistry.
With its red-brick façade and white-trimmed windows and doors, Trendies Salon & Day Spa could easily be mistaken for a cozy family home. Inside, despite the hairstyling stations and private spa rooms, the familial atmosphere persists; owner Kristin Ridge and her staff, after all, are like one big happy family. The team greets every client with a smile before embarking on a haircut or color service such as highlights or ombre. In the spa, aestheticians pamper skin with custom facials and teen-specific treatments geared toward battling acne and erasing forehead graffiti. Nails receive TLC at Trendies too, thanks to soothing manicures and pedicures and skin-softening paraffin dips.