The salon and day spa at Moderne may not be far apart physically, but each one feels like a completely different place. The bustling salon is home to a trio of stylists who boast specialties in hair design, extensions, dimensional and corrective color, and Brazilian blowouts, which leave hair straighter, sleeker, and perfect for princes’ climbing attempts. This bustling salon floor slips away as guests enter the doors to the day spa, where they’re greeted by relaxing music. There, massage therapists perform deep-tissue and hot-stone massages, and a nail technician paints fingernails and toenails. The aestheticians can also custom-blend facials, peels, and back facials for clients.
At School Street Aesthetics, cosmetic and dermatological experts help clients assume younger looks with cutting-edge aesthetic treatments. The cooling hand piece on the Cutera CoolGlide laser equipment helps minimize discomfort as it uses laser heat to remove unwanted body hair. To further beautify skin, the staff utilizes other laser technology to diminish everything from wrinkles to discoloration. Imperfections such as sun damage, broken capillaries, and age spots surrender their hold on skin when put up against the clinic’s IPL photorejuvenation treatments, which are effective on several different areas including the face, chest, neck, and hands. Laser-free services include microdermabrasion treatments, lactic peels, and facials that combat acne, excess oil, and fine lines.
Brothers Jonathan and Richard grew up in Boston, and they both launched their styling careers in the city's salons—Jonathan as a color specialist and Richard as a precision haircutter and a Ouidad-certified stylist. Their careers took them all over as they worked for fashion shows, news stations, extreme-makeover shows, and movies. Eventually, though, they came back together to open Jon Richard Salon and launch their own line of styling products.
Today, inside their airy, white-walled salon, which has been written up in So Rhode Island magazine, they rally their team with a call to defend clients from anything that hinders confidence and beauty. Stylists welcome guests to leather styling chairs for cuts, color services, and Yuko straightening treatments. They also stock Ouidad products enriched with proteins and vitamins and designed especially for curly hair and shag rugs with ringlets. Spa technicians reveal glowing skin with facials and microdermabrasion treatments and transform nails with pink-and-white polish or Shellac mani-pedis. Clients can also stop in to get their bodies beach ready with spray tans, body waxing, or Cry Baby semipermanent mascara, which stays put no matter how many hours they've been manning the dunk tank.
Many an aesthetic problem has yielded to Norma Cataldo, the clinical director of Cosmetic Laser Solutions. She has been fixing dermal flaws with noninvasive beams of light for more than 10 years, remedying conditions such as wrinkles, sun spots, cellulite, and spider veins.
At the clinic, she is supported by Dr. Patrick Marasco, a board-certified plastic surgeon. With their combined skills, they are able to treat patients to more invasive procedures in their in-office surgical suite as well as lively harmonies over the intercom system.
Waves of Healing Wellness Boutique soothes the sore and stressed with spa services in a luxurious seaside setting. Clients can swathe external ids in a body wrap for an experience more soothing than 40 kitten hugs. Choose from several wrap flavors including a mineral salt scrub, power-recovery therapy, or nourishing sea-mud therapy, and then lie back and indulge in 90 minutes of human sushi impersonation.
Bright bottles of shampoo and conditioner line aisles in neat rows. A kaleidoscope of cards adorned with whimsical words and art waits to be taped atop a present or slipped into a mailbox. Each of CVS/pharmacy's more than 7,200 neighborhood stores brims with such everyday necessities, filling patrons' shopping baskets with products from brands such as Revlon, Duracell, Gerber, and Banana Boat. At many locations, a pharmacy dispenses prescriptions to ease patients’ health complaints, and a photo department personalizes magnets and canvas prints with images of your choosing.