The stylists at Salon Genesis refurbish scruffy heads with a full slate of hair-beautifying services. Stylists enlist top-quality products from Aloxxi and Sexy Hair as they transform hair and mold it into replicas of Big Ben. When they're not revamping dull hair with rich hues or lopping off split ends, they soak it in soothing solutions to leave it silky and refreshed.
Ogden Organix - Head to Toes Salon revitalizes skin with facials that employ natural products made from vegan, organic ingredients. During the Repêchage organic facial, milk and honey masks unclog pores before massages work in seaweed-derived salves rich in vitamin C and the regenerative powers of starfish breath. The 40-minute session concludes with a second seaweed mask to refresh the face. Alternatively, specialists begin each Bioelements organic facial with a consultation, matching the correct product to unique skin specifications. Exfoliation whisks away dead skin, a massage enhances circulation and natural collagen production, and an amino mask accompanies products recommended by the aesthetician to draw out and destroy acne-causing bacteria and to soak up excess oil. The executive facial extends treatment times to 60–70 minutes, adding on an eyebrow shaping with wax enriched by natural tea-tree oils and parabola-shaped stencils. Hot paraffin hand dips hydrate cells parched by winter dryness, and aromatherapy oils open up congested sinuses.
The Animal Park, a full-service grooming, boarding, and daycare facility, bestows quadruped companions with a cage-free retreat. In each of the supervised indoor and outdoor small-dog (30 lbs. and under, starting at $20/night) and large-dog (more than 30 lbs., starting at $25/night) facilities, tail-waggers share olfactory secrets or pose for CM Coolidge paintings. Litter-box denizens may enjoy a stay in the Kattery Room (starting at $12/night), with its toys, mazes, climbing wall, and window perches.
Served next to the high ceilings, sun-soaked windows, and fireplace of the Sunlit Room, afternoon tea at the Ben Lomond Suites allows diners to snack inside the former Bigelow Hotel, an exuberant Italian Renaissance Revival building constructed in 1927. Tea-takers choose from a lineup of local leaves, steeped and served alongside an assortment of scones, tea sandwiches, mini-pastries and a dainty dessert. Throughout the meal, visitors can tap along to live piano performance as elegant eighth-notes set a relaxing mood. Afterward, visitors can browse the work of the historic 25th Street galleries during the First Friday Art Stroll, where artists show off their aesthetic tours de force along with their Dali moustaches and Picasso-inspired perms.