Live orchids flourish amid the dark-chocolate and caramel tones of Gentiana Salon Spa Boutique, where Gentiana and Christopher Watts lead a trained team of stylists in performing haircare, facials, and bodycare treatments. The team performed hair and makeup services for many of the competitors in the 2011 Mrs. Massachusetts pageant, and they utilize Jealous haircare products with botanical extracts along with restorative L'anza products to keep each of their client's locks healthy. They offer specialty facials with pure essential oils, deep-exfoliating natural enzymes, and potent antioxidants to brighten skin while also improving tone and texture. With their therapeutic deep-tissue massage treatments, the team addresses particular injuries or conditions resulting from improper posture or tendencies to juggle medicine balls.
The staff members at Go Platinum Salon and Medspa haven't stopped learning since they graduated from school. By focusing on continuing-education courses and staying abreast of new treatments, they have cultivated a med-spa service list that includes dermal fillers to reduce age lines, laser treatments to remove unwanted body hair, and Image Skincare chemical peels to revivify sagging skin. They also perform traditional spa services to give full-body glows via personalized facials and Aviva sunless spray tanning. They pamper scalps with haircuts and color treatments to create headscapes more dazzling than a mop dipped in glitter and tied around one’s chin. The salon also carries a full array of Jane Iredale Cosmetics so that their clients can beautify themselves at home.
Sunlight floods the main salon area at Maria Francesco Salon & Spa, illuminating classic black styling chairs and oversized framed mirrors. Here, hairstylists style the locks of men, women, and children, cutting off overgrown strands and enhancing shine and color with foil highlights or tinted flashlights. Across the way, nail technicians are busy at work. Other than buffing, shaping, and polishing finger- and toenails, they soften skin with warm paraffin wax. Aestheticians administer eight kinds of facials inside the space’s private spa rooms, including classic European facials and condition-specific services for acne, rosacea, or teenage skin. Once skin is free of dirt and oil, the team can wax hair from both the face and body.
Armed with a toolbox of soothing techniques, the staff at TL Massage Therapy offers 10 different styles of massage and spa services. Inside private treatment rooms, therapists subdue stress by covering tense sinews with hot lava stones, aromatherapeutic essential oils, and kittens.
The stylists and aestheticians at Velvet Trim Hair Spa only rely on top-shelf beauty products. For hair, they trust L’Anza color. For faces, their masks and serums contain ingredients such as 24-karat gold and caviar. And for lips, Juvéderm plumps up pouts.
During service sessions, owner and stylist Amanda Furnari doesn’t just sit back and watch her team work—she rolls up her sleeves, pulls out her shears, and gets to work. As an industry veteran with more than eight years of experience, Furnari carries certifications in SoCap and Balmain hair extensions as well as Schwarzkopf color. And it’s these types of skill sets that helped her salon win Salem/Beverly’s Best Hair Salon by Market Surveys of America in 2011.
Furnari and her fellow female stylists bolster natural beauty with salon services that include color treatments, hairstyling, waxing, and makeup applications. And as they work their magic, the team members take clients to cloud nine thanks to the salon’s sky-blue walls, soft, white salon chairs, and famous glass elevator that goes to nowhere.