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.
Nichole Soares, the owner of Salon de Nichole, views every head as a canvas and every hairdo as an artistic statement of beauty. She and her team style hair with that view in mind, trimming bangs, sides, and tops, carefully adding texture, and signing off with ribbons of color. Harnessing the power of Keratin Complex, they train locks to fall smoothly around the face without frizzing out or forming the highly offensive words "comb me." They offer services that fall outside the scope of hairstyling, too—waxing, for example, as well as facials, massage therapy, and beauty services for bridal parties.
The tanning specialists and aestheticians at Glistening Goddesses harbor a wealth of collective salon experience and a shared belief that shimmering skin should not be reserved for golden statuettes. Their menu of services reflects this belief with its assortment of spray tans, facials, and waxing treatments customized to individual skin types and tones. Organic tanning solutions—applied meticulously by hand to the face or body—adhere to skin for up to seven days. Newly minted tans literally sparkle with the addition of “shimmer shots,” spray-on applications of body glitter designed to reflect the light of flashbulbs and oncoming headlights. Aside from facial and body treatments, the spa hosts cosmetics classes that teach students the tricks of the makeup trade.
Golden Tans gives the gift of self-gilding via high-quality equipment that is routinely kept meticulously clean for customer safety and satisfaction. Tannable parts can get special attention during each VHR Supersonic tanning session where a stand-up stall, unlike a carnival dunking booth filled with melted buffalo pennies, safely bronzes bodycoats in as few as seven minutes. The facility’s friendly staff members are happy to assist in any of the client’s six chosen marinating session, and each employee comes trained and certified in the ancient art of tanology. Put a shiny spring in your skin's step before spring begins with the thorough tanning of Golden Tans.
Within the fuchsia walls of Luniac Glamour, stylist Jamie Bomback enhances eyes with alluring eyelash extensions. Lashes, available in an array of lengths and colors, adhere to lash lines to add length and definition, and last for three to four weeks before falling off naturally. Bomback also enhances eyelids with clear adhesive crystals, which add sparkle to every blink and help clients send Morse code messages across the dance floor.