Urelax Oriental Natural Therapy promotes physical and mental tranquility with a variety of holistic therapies. The center's specialists stimulate the body's healing mechanisms with foot reflexology and acupressure, target chronic issues during traditional Chinese tui na sessions, and dissolve tension with warm river stones during hot-stone massages. Facial massages soothe the sinuses while simultaneously reducing puffiness around the eyes that results from stress, sleeplessness, or using your cat as a nighttime eye mask.
Massage therapist Christine Quattrocchi founded Roots of Creation Massage believing that massage therapy is more than just a leisurely pampering, but a legitimate form of healing. Throughout her more than six types of massages, including Swedish, aromatherapy, and sciatica, she intuitively hunts down embedded tension pockets while boosting all-over circulation. She customizes each massage to suit individuals’ specific needs, even skewing massage experiences to the spa side by adding hot stones to any modality.
On the block of McKinley Street, stylist Krisel Baumet transforms clients' looks with eyelash and hair extensions. The certified lash extensionist has more than 12 years of industry experience. At Blueberries Lashes, she applies single-strand NovaLash extensions using a long-lasting, medical-grade adhesive. With proper care, these extensions can last up to four weeks. Krisel is also a certified hair extensionist and even serves as a hair extension instructor. Blueberries Lashes services include facial waxing, hair coloring, professional makeup application, spa-style manicures and pedicures, and flattery free of charge.
Bonjour Belle's Robyn Rudolph has been honing her craft of expertly applying makeup for more than 25 years. Having received a cosmetology license from Wilfred Academy and studied color theory at the Rhode Island School of Design, she puts her skills to use in dolling up clients for weddings, headshots, and other major events, both in her studio at Moss Salon and on location. To share her wealth of knowledge, she also offers one-on-one makeup lessons, during which she analyzes clients' skin tone and texture before recommending products and walking them through techniques.
For Devenir Salon owner and stylist Devan Iarossi, personal style starts with hair. As such, she and her fellow stylists take their work seriously, whether their clients want to make a dramatic or subtle change to their look. Haircare services include everything from haircuts and bang trims to ombre color and keratin smoothing treatments.
In high school, Hillary Adams stumbled upon a PBS TV special about massage therapy that inspired her to experiment with massage techniques on her friends and family. After graduating from college with degrees in English literature and anthropology, she reignited her teenage passion by enrolling at Bancroft School for Massage Therapy. Since completing massage school in 1999, Hillary has become a nationally certified and Rhode Island–licensed massage therapist who uses 100% natural oils and various modalities to treat clients ranging from pain-stricken weekend warriors to an 11-year-old girl receiving her first-ever massage.
Located inside a century-old Victorian home next to the historic Ladd Observatory, Hillary's Providence office reverberates with soothing new-age tunes by Dean Evenson. She also works out of Glow Face & Body Spa, which houses a massage room furnished with modern decor and artwork. Both of Hillary's locations offer ample parking, so guests don't have to worry about finding a place to park their car or stable their griffin.