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The kind words from New Leaf Salon & Spa's clients sound more like something you'd say to a best friend than to a stylist. One regular says that it's been "a pleasure to watch this salon evolve and grow," while another says that owner Donna "is my angel and I am so blessed to know her." It's safe to say the New Leaf team really values client relationships. This holds true as much for the stylists who highlight hair as it does for the massage therapists who calm muscles with aromatherapy oils.

When they aren't doing everything they can to make your visit relaxing, the aestheticians put a lot of thought into their skincare treatments, devising a wide variety of services to suit various skin types. Their signature facial begins with a detailed skin analysis; after they've determined that you are not, in fact, a robot, they might recommend more advanced treatments such as a vitamin-C facial or glycolic peel.

290 W Main St.
Northborough,
MA
US

•For $14, you get two Tropical-bed tanning sessions (a $29.96 value). •For $16, you get two stand-up-bed tanning sessions (a $34.24 value). •For $50, you get two airbrush tanning sessions (a $107 value).

41 West Boylston St
Worcester,
Massachusetts
US

Though the enclosed porch might fool visitors into thinking they're entering a family home rather than a salon, Bauhous soon flashes its cutting-edge style credentials by showing off such contemporary treatments as Brazilian blowouts and Bio Ionic hair straightening. In front of a single long mirror that stretches across multiple stations, stylists brandish high-end products from Rusk, Paul Mitchell, Iso, and Chi, which lend luster to locks without the neck strain associated with gold-plated doo-rags. Bauhous’s staff also ousts unwanted fuzz from brows, bikini lines, backs, and legs with body and facial waxing

1351 Main St
Worcester,
MA
US

Each of Above and Beyond Hair and Nail Salon’s three stylists excels in a different facet of hairstyling. While salon owner and manager Debbie brandishes her 25 years of experience and the occasional pair of scissors to revive lifeless strands with fresh styles, co-owner Jerica specializes in fancy up-dos. The trio continually updates their skill sets and arsenal of hair colors in accordance with ever-changing industry trends, and stock the salon's shelves with products from brand-name hair care lines so clients can replicate their looks at home or in any car equipped with a blow-drier.

867 Central Street
Leominster,
MA
US

Villa Giovana Day Spa's treatments are designed to be gentle on the environment as well as on its clients. During manicures, for instance, hands sink into organic salts, scrubs, and lotions before they're crowned with vegan polish. Airbrush tanning imparts a golden glow without undergoing UV rays' withering glares, and facials cleanse and nourish to create beauty from healthy skin. Soy-based hair removers keep follicles clear, and body scrubs naturally exfoliate.

260 Adams Street
Newton,
MA
US

For more than 20 years, Forever-French Salons' staff members have beautified clients' fingers and toes with everything from familiar nail treatments to its signature French-style acrylics. The popularity of the pink-and-white acrylics and gels stems from their glossy, natural look and dependability; they can last for up to four weeks without fading, lifting, or breaking. At the salon's locations in Franklin and Norwood, the staff performs a varied assortment of pampering nail services, including mani-pedis, hand-painted nail art, and no-chip gel manicures.

713 Washington Street
Norwood,
MA
US