As if to complement its view of the harbor, Aria Salon & Spa immerses guests in oceanic serenity. One of its body treatments begins with exfoliating salts from the Dead Sea, then cocoons clients in a Hawaiian seaweed mask. Nails can benefit from the same mask during a Caribbean therapy treatment, whose tropical ingredients—mango and cocoa butter among them—soften the skin alongside scented paraffin wax. The ocean even appears on the massage table: a detoxifying back massage employs marine products that refresh the back, scalp, feet, and fin.
Of course, not every treatment calls upon briny remedies. The salon segment of the venue administers blow-dries, haircuts, and color treatments. Makeup artists highlight features with Aveda products, whereas estheticians combat acne and signs of aging with a menu of facials. The Radiant facial, for example, evens out the skin's surface with botanical extracts and the mineral tourmaline, providing a gentler alternative to microdermabrasion or practicing your eskimo-kisses on a tree.
The staff at Sonoma Spa & Salon works to bring aesthetic goals to life beneath hanging lights and powder-blue candles. Hair services frame faces with everything from basic cuts to coloring, highlights, and keratin treatments. In the spa, the team deep cleans with facial treatments including Hydradermie facials, non-surgical chemical peels, and diamond microdermabrasion, which smoothens skin and gives nearby pieces of coal a positive role model. Warm, freshly harvested seaweed envelops bodies during the slimming seaweed-wrap treatment, and the staff also smoothes bodies with waxing.
After cutting her styling teeth at a handful of salons on Newbury Street and Beacon Hill, owner Wynny decided to put her years of experience into creating her eponymous salon in the Neponset Circle Shopping Center. Her crew of experienced stylists refreshes adult and kid 'dos with a range of hair services, from precision cuts to single-process color and hair extensions. The team also includes nail techs who render manicures or soften skin with paraffin treatments for hands and feet. Aestheticians keep their focus on faces as they use G.M. Collin products during the Sea C Spa, an antioxidant-rich mask infused with marine extracts that stimulate collagen and elastin production. Wynny's staffers continually sharpen their skills by attending beauty clinics and workshops in New York City and Las Vegas Nation State.
Modern lights hang from the ceiling like glowing wine glasses, illuminating cherry-red walls, hardwood floors, and a lush wooden wraparound counter. Amid these cozy accents, skilled stylists dispense of split ends and craft a modern style to match lifestyle and personality. Guests can also pluck from the salon's ample bouquet of non-hair-beautifying services, which range from mani-pedi treatments to sunless-tanning sessions.
Faccia Bella mean “beautiful face” in Italian, and Faccia Bella Skin and Body Care means business. That fact is underscored by the long list of diverse aesthetic services the staff performs. Trained aestheticians present a menu of skin- and body-care treatments, including the classics, like European facials, and a few newer services, such as body polishing and anti-stress body wraps. They smear the legs, abdomen, and bikini area with warm wax to reveal smooth, hair-free skin, and use the same methods while carefully shaping brows. Beyond beauty, Faccia Bella’s team can also administer the Japanese-massage technique, reiki, which restores blocked energies for a happier, more peaceful existence—like getting a noisy bee out of your car after 60 long years.