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.
Leonardo's team of trendy trimmers keep up to speed on the latest hair styling techniques and technologies, leaving no strand stranded and no tangle untended. Clients can relax amidst dusk-blue walls adorned with chic accents, as an expert stylist snips, shapes, and shades mundane manes into shimmering, sleek, neck sculptures—capturing compliments from strangers, and jealous stares from 2-D billboard models. The friendly follicle fixers will help you figure out the best cut for your face and personal style. Or, if you already know what you're looking for, Leonardo's stylists can take your vision and transform it beyond expectations.
Pamper yourself with today's deal: $30 for a 60-minute facial, a 60-minute natural deluxe pedicure, or a natural mani-pedi combo at Back to Basics Massage, the healing day spa located in Quincy. Back to Basics Massage specializes in using massage to improve overall health, so a soothing massage is incorporated in all of its treatments. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
AlexisRose Lash & Beauty Suite is staffed by licensed master aestheticians who hold certifications from Novalash and Soft Tap permanent makeup. They offer synthetic, mink, or faux-mink lash extensions that come in a variety of colors and thicknesses, and each set of extensions is completely customized to give clients a look that gels with their facial features and desire to hail taxis with their eyes. The eyes aren’t the only focal point here though; the staff also offers microdermabrasion, ultrasonic facials, and other skin care treatments that remove impurities for a brighter and smoother complexion.
A bold red couch jumps out against white walls like a fire hydrant in fresh snow to signal the vivid nail painting going on in the studio. At Magnifique Nail Studio, skilled nail technicians pamper digits with services such as gel manicures and deluxe pedicures. In addition to bold hues, the team’s toolkit includes sugar scrubs, foot soaks, and callus removals. Technicians perform manicures with both function and comfort in mind; clients relax on high-backed, cushioned leather seating that looks out over glossy hardwood floors.