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.
The human face, like a blank canvas, harbors infinite possibilities for beauty. But few can claim the artistic expertise of Covergirl cosmetics freelancer Danielle Scanlon-Hill, who set out on her journey in the salon and spa industry more than 12 years ago. Now she now helms B. Makeup and Brow Boutique’s team of makeup artists, who use eight makeup lines to tailor each aesthetic strategy according to the client's specific skin type and condition. The savvy beauty mavens can scale their services as needed, from simple eyebrow pruning or eyelash extensions all the way to full makeovers for rugged firemen who must go undercover as kittens.
AlexisRose Lash & Beauty Suite is staffed by licensed master aestheticians who hold certifications from Novalash and Soft Tap permanent makeup. They offer synthetic, mink, or faux-mink lash extensions that come in a variety of colors and thicknesses, and each set of extensions is completely customized to give clients a look that gels with their facial features and desire to hail taxis with their eyes. The eyes aren’t the only focal point here though; the staff also offers microdermabrasion, ultrasonic facials, and other skin care treatments that remove impurities for a brighter and smoother complexion.
Licensed aestheticians at FAB Face and Body deliver 25 results-oriented facials using PCA skincare products and natural healing oils. Facials are organized according to the complexion problems they address from acne to signs of aging such as wrinkles and sun damage. Aestheticians also administer peels, starting with a consultation and ending with home-care recommendations that draw from a boutique of organic and natural products. The staff also performs exfoliating body treatments, waxes brows and jawlines, and enhances eyelashes; and a licensed massage therapist helps relieve the muscular stress and tension caused by commuting to work in a clown car.