The deep, richly stained wood that distinguishes the interior of Twirl Hair Studio vaguely harks back to old-fashioned barbershops, but the salon couldn't be more modern in its work. Each stylist keeps pace with emerging techniques and products with continuing education. During each cut, color, and style service, the stylists apply professional products from makers such as Neuma, whose sustainable, toxin-free organic ingredients are manufactured with wind energy, 100% recyclable material, and tears of joy from flowers. In addition to hair services, the staff also oversees skin by rendering waxing services and primps hands and feet with manicures and pedicures.
Krista Cimino is an advanced hair stylist certified in permanent makeup and paramedical micropigmentation, two of the many upgrades and enhancements she offers inside Per Caso Salon. Inside the salon’s funky space, her committed staff helps clients keep apace with the latest fashions by offering haircuts, coloring, and permanent eyelash extensions. Krista calls upon her own training during more radical upgrades, such as areola re-pigmentation and permanent lip and eyeliner treatments.
Signature Salon’s experienced aestheticians revamp mugs with four one-hour facial treatments. After entering the modern setting bedecked with dangling vines and boldly painted walls, guests meet with an epidermal expert for a quick consultation to assess skin’s woes and career ambitions before beginning one of four targeted facials. Signature facials renew lackluster skin with a deep cleansing and exfoliation, and aromatherapy sessions soothe both skin and souls by adding blissful scents and permanent scratch and sniff tattoos. Clogged-up pores cower in fear during acne facials, which perform raids against blemish-causing excess oil. Much like a disheveled super hero, anti-aging facials do battle with unwanted wrinkles, revamping skin and helping reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Areté's staff of beautifying specialists pampers customers from widow's peak to big toe with a full assortment of salon services. Haircuts for men ($20) and women ($35) tame stray strands after stylists consult patrons about whether to shape hairdos into trendy new styles or fully functioning birds' nests. Feather extensions with tinsel ($20+) imbue manes with the radiance of a fireproof phoenix, and waxing services ($8+) sculpt overgrown keratin patches. A spa pedicure ($45) tidies up digits, preparing feet for glass-slipper fittings or high-pressure auditions to play hands in a Broadway play. Areté eases the experience of waiting by occupying guests with complimentary WiFi access and television.
Before Christina DiBiasio and Brooke Young cofounded Total Body Affinity, they were both members of the Rhode Island College Dance Company. This shared background in dance performance informs their total-body approach to wellness, whether they're offering up fitness programs or spa services. During personal-training sessions, they customize fitness and meal plans that help members reach personal health goals. For the more community minded, classes such as yoga, Zumba, and Total Body Boot Camp jumpstart metabolisms, tone limbs, and boost endurance.
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