The trained stylists and color experts at Bella Hair Salons craft dos with services such as highlights, color applications, and special techniques reserved for curly tresses. They also primp brides with custom hair and makeup in the salon or on location. When they aren't sculpting manes, staffers participate in continuing-training sessions or remove unwanted hair from sensitive lips and eyebrows by waxing them with traditional wax or ever-so-slightly adhesive dandelion petals.
You might see Amy DePerrior’s work in magazines, on TV, or in the New England Patriots Cheerleaders' swimsuit calendar. But you don't have to go that far—her beauty skills also show on the faces of visitors to LuxeBeautiQue Beauty Bar, Cosmetics & Spa. Here, she helms a staff of makeup artists, massage therapists, and nail technicians whose professional prowess snagged the company a Best of Boston award in 2008 from Boston magazine.
Resplendent in flowing white curtains and dark-wood floors, the beauty bar polishes faces with upwards of 10 specialized facials made to firm the skin, reduce redness, and banish other issues with powerful enzymes and antioxidants. The company's collection of SpaRitual polishes make each manicure vegan, eco-friendly, and free of synthetic dyes, and faux mink eyelash extensions create fuller, longer lashes that last up to six months with regular touchups. To pay homage to the owner's claim to fame, the beauty bar also performs makeup services with Becca cosmetics, a line that boasts more than 30 concealer and foundation colors. Nearly every line the specialists use in the studio is available for home purchase from the in-store beauty boutique. Meanwhile, private rooms furnish a tranquil backdrop for therapeutic massages that warm bodies with heated stones and relax the muscles of mothers-to-be weary from carrying baby-shaped pumpkins around for practice.
Gently massaging their shampoo-filled palms through the hair of male and female clients, stylists at Sin Hair Studio prepare manes for cuts, coloring, styling and other salon services. The team conditions strands and battles frizz with regular or express keratin treatments, and colors locks with rich hues and face-framing highlights. Spa services from the salon's licensed aesthetician include custom facials with pumpkin peels, microdermabrasion, or beard application.
maniQ is a full-service nail salon located in Dorchester, Masachusetts. The company’s vision is to re-invent the nail salon concept by raising it to a new level and ultimately, turning it into a destination. The idea is to offer treatments in an environment that is fun, clean, and relaxing to be in.
Berklee College of Music–trained guitarist Greg Arney instructs rock recruits and campfire connoisseurs alike in guitar lessons that cater to a multitude of styles. Fledgling pick wielders will glean important skills from 30-minute private lessons, ensuring proper technique and axe-wielding posture to avoid felling nearby potted plants, and take-home multimedia materials reinforce each newly cultivated concept. Today's Groupon is valid only for lessons in Arney's space on Massachusetts Avenue.
The duo of stylists at Faking It! Salon specializes in hair and eyelash extensions. The salon's hair extensions—made from human hair—typically last three to six months, and eyelash extensions are manually applied to each individual natural lash. In addition, the stylists offer a full menu of services, including precision haircuts, eye-catching highlights, and straightening treatments, as well as makeup applications.