Owner Christina Allen brings more than 12 years as a Master Esthetician and Laser Technician in Boston to her spa, Citron. Her skills are buttressed from extensive training at institutions such as Catherine Hines Institute of Esthetics, Rob Roy Academy, and Empire Beauty School. Christa also holds a state board certification in all intensive pulsed light modalities along with multiple certifications in superficial spider vein removal, laser facial and pigmented lesion removal. Complimenting Christa's lengthy experience and skills are an equally talented staff that includes one of Citron's stellar estheticians, Amanda. Holding a robust background in medical aesthetic services and having trained at the prestigious International Institute of Medical Esthetics in Utah, Amanda, has performed laser hair removal services on thousands of clients.
Citron is an iconic citrus fruit that's captivated noses since antiquity with its fresh, lively scent. Some of the fruit's aromatic qualities must've imprinted themselves on the technicians and stylists behind Citron, the Wayland Square spa known for its rejuvenating treatments. Here, facials powered by healing botanicals reverse the signs of everything from aging to acne, restoring youthful glow and suppleness along the way. They're joined by a full host of massages, body treatments, and even med-spa services such as laser hair removal. All aesthetic laser treatments are performed using the Cynosure Elite Laser. The Elite laser addresses a combination of cosmetic issues such as hair removal on all skin types, treatment of pigmentation, redness, and wrinkles. Even the smallest details earn technicians' undivided attention; at the nail bar, they grace hands and feet with a blend of lasting color and therapeutic treatments.
At Air Salon & Spa, the stylists are big believers in beauty: both the beauty of chic, polished hair and the beauty of nature. The two aren't at odds, either, thanks to the salon's eco-friendly business practices. For starters, the team tends to tresses with products from Italy's Davines, Alterna Hemp, and Bamboo Organics?brands that eschew harsh chemicals for natural alternatives while still producing rich color and intensive hydration.
In a similar vein, the salon has built all its workstations with reclaimed materials and furnished the space with vintage furniture from local shops. Even if you get a paper printout of the menu, which encompasses services from custom cuts to eyebrow waxes and pedicures, you can rest easy. Air Salon & Spa prints all its paper products on recycled paper with soy-based ink?a strategy as environmentally friendly as the typical bicycle-powered printer.
On the block of McKinley Street, stylist Krisel Baumet transforms clients' looks with eyelash and hair extensions. The certified lash extensionist has more than 12 years of industry experience. At Blueberries Lashes, she applies single-strand NovaLash extensions using a long-lasting, medical-grade adhesive. With proper care, these extensions can last up to four weeks. Krisel is also a certified hair extensionist and even serves as a hair extension instructor. Blueberries Lashes services include facial waxing, hair coloring, professional makeup application, spa-style manicures and pedicures, and flattery free of charge.
At Unlimited Styles Barbershop & Salon, creative director Kim Evans captains a team of skilled stylists, beauty specialists, and expert barbers. Amid green and grey walls and trendy decor, the staffers perform an array of hair, nail, and skincare services. Master stylist Aiesha Grant snips up new looks and twists hair into intricate braids and dreadlocks, while barbers trim facial hair with luxurious hot-lather shaves. Skincare specialist Jasmin Santana sculpts brows with waxing services and rejuvenates skin with facials, as cosmetologist Jaricia DePina, who has a specialty in braids, styles hair and accentuates eyes and lips with makeup.
Salon Bianco lavishes clients with an array of beautifying services ranging from haircuts and color to massages, facials, and body wraps. At this luxurious grooming center, licensed stylists streak face-flattering highlights into hair and provide straightening keratin treatments. Certified massage therapists ease tight muscles in soothing private rooms. Come in for a 60-minute relaxation massage, then have a custom facial revitalize skin afterward. The team also takes their talents to the bi-annual StyleWeek Northeast, where they style models for photo shoots and fashion shows.