A styling stalwart in downtown Providence, Impulse Hair Design keeps manes sparkling and fresh with a full range of services. Grooming guru John Sepe heads a team of skilled skull-top sculptors, including professionals who have honed their craft under Paul Mitchell’s top stylists and a former Miss USA hair and makeup artist. After clients blinded by overgrown fringes get comfy inside the contemporary studio, staffers can help them decide between cutting-edge coiffures or 18th-century pompadours. The highly trained scissor samurais tame wild forests of follicles into flowing streams of luscious locks with sword-like precision before styling freshly chopped crops into brushable, washable works of art. For those who take advantage of the discount on color services, the salon also boasts a rainbow of options to update dull ‘dos. Colorists use Redken and Framesi products to paint hirsute canvases with bold new shades ($60+), dramatic highlights ($80+), and abstract expressionist watercolor murals.
ArchAngels is the specifically tailored brain baby of Rekha, a one-woman powerhouse of eyebrow-threading talent. With 25 years of experience and a self-described obsession with shaping, fixing, and perfecting the all-powerful brow, Rekha is a one-strand stand for eyebrow-threading needs. For arch pilgrims only familiar with waxing and plucking, threading is a technique that originated in ancient India in which brows are shaped using only a cotton thread. Instead of slathering on harsh hair-removal creams loaded with chemicals or hot wax that can burn and abrade your sensitive face skin, threading wicks away hairs one by one for elegant arches that will frame, define, and brighten your whole face. The results last longer than waxing, and you're also less likely to experience bumps, irritation, swelling, or event horizons. Check out Rekha's photo portfolio for images of her craft, and brace your forehead for a pair of symmetrical, elegant guests.
Hope Laser Center’s secret to their fast, painless, and effective med spa treatments is the industry-trusted Cynosure laser. The staff wields this device's hand piece for myriad aesthetic treatments, including laser hair removal, facial treatments, and spider-vein reduction. The noninvasive beams work to beautify bodies with skin-tightening treatments, and transform facial skin with microdermabrasion. This youth-enhancing service can reduce the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles, helping clients work toward becoming the next Gerber baby.
The aesthetic is decidedly minimalist—a few padded leather chairs, a tasteful rug, a potted plant here and there. But the services are as complex as the decor is simple. Most services rely on some type of laser work, from sessions with the i-Lipo fat-reduction system to treatments that remove moles, hair, and spider veins. Unlike at some centers, medical director Dr. Luciano Sztulman often becomes directly involved in these treatments, except for the apple-related services that keep doctors away.
The hair-removal and skin-tightening treatments performed at Radiance Laser Skincare are trusted to Cynosure?s Elite Plus device. This aesthetic powerhouse delivers laser energy that can be adjusted to treat any skin color. For teeth whitening, the technicians rely on the Beaming White system, which brightens smiles with a combination of hydrogen-peroxide gel and LED light.
At Evolution Hair Designs, even waiting is part of the experience. Instead of sitting on an uncomfortable chair in front, customers can grab drinks and food from a nearby business or go for a stroll, and they’ll receive a text message as soon as it’s their turn in the chair. From there, the professional stylists get to work, reinventing their clients’ looks with trims and cuts, coloring, and blowouts. Evolution Hair Designs offers salon services for women, men, and children.