Helaine Marie has refined her hair-coloring technique over the last two decades and now creates rich tapestries of color with her certifications in Wella and Framesi. She opened her eponymous salon in 2004, inviting expert aestheticians to grace the rooms of an intimate, fairy-lit space draped in lilac curtains. A certified Master Colorist, Marie specializes in complex corrective programs and foils, including her signature highlight treatment. The Foliage Foil evokes the glow of the woods in autumn with blends of copper, crimson, and the deep gold of slowing photosynthesis caused by winter's Midas touch, each mixed individually to warm clients’ natural hues. To remain a well-rounded stylist, she earned two certifications in re-texturing and trained her shears with KMS California, mastering their cutting techniques to become a style council trainer. Helaine Marie is also certified in the Ouidad cutting technique and the Pureology system and carries both product lines in their entirety, in addition to offering the ammonia-free, oil-based Chromatics Color Line.
Offering a bevy of quality salon services, Kenzo Salon is staffed by a skilled team of stylists that expertly maintain coiffures and imbue follicles with trendsetting flair. Drop in and kick back amid the sleek décor, which boasts plush, modern furnishings, lofty ceilings, and softly backlit mirrors. Each men’s or women’s haircut ($30–$70, prices vary) transforms noogied hairdos into well-coifed manes while taming wild, bucking tresses. Kenzo’s friendly staff ensures that each cut exceeds the expectations of its customers, and that every client is treated like nobility, while avoiding the guillotine-delivered haircuts common amongst the upper classes. After their appointment, clients will be ready to strut their stuff with newfound confidence while simultaneously flexing thousands of stylish follicular muscle fibers.
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.
Let Bellissima's savvy strand specialist Rachel trim and tinge tarnished head helmets with her expert scissor-wielding skills. Rachel consults with each client to find the perfect mane medium for expressing their inner style and takes the time to explain how they can recreate the looks with products at home. The hair colors used in tress-tinting treatments include special polymers that repair structural damage from the inside out. Finally, Rachel coaxes unruly head-tufts into a frizz-proof conditioning cage, in which they will be tamed into smoother, silkier, and shinier species.
Pino Milano, the owner and master stylist at Belvedere Salon and Spa, draws from 30 years of hairstyling experience to craft designer haircuts and imbue flattering color. A native of Italy, Pino brings a touch of European style to his salon, where an equally impressive roster of master stylists and aestheticians with training in Europe, New York, and Boston practice their respective fields of expertise. The salon experts call on formulas by Matrix, Moroccanoil, and Crew to forge elegant new hairstyles, and nail and skin specialists perform facials, waxing services, and luxurious mani-pedis with reflexology treatments and sea-salt scrubs.
Owners Alaina Trocano and Diane Mahoney aim to leave clients looking and smelling as good as the inside of Soma Day Spa. Set between the Wakefield MBTA station and serene Lake Quannapowitt, the warmly decorated space fills with the aromas of pumpkin, chocolate, shea butter, and other natural ingredients during indulgent facials and body treatments. But these services aren't just a feast for the senses or an inspiration for what kind of cookies to pick up on the way home. Aestheticians can also customize treatments to address skin concerns such as acne, rosacea, oiliness, or the effects of age.