Reflecting a spirit of diversity, Four 40 Beauty Salon congregates a team of coif clippers, aestheticians, and massage therapists under one roof to administer beautifying and relaxing services to a multicultural, all-ages clientele. Locks succumb to a full menu of cuts, colors, and conditioning treatments, and men can get more gussied up with beard and mustache trims. But the studio walls listen to more than just the snipping of scissors and the screams of severed hair falling to the ground. Skilled aestheticians pamper faces with a menu of facials and skilled muscle menders work out kinks and tension with an array of massages, such as Swedish and deep tissue.
Signature Service: Hair cuts and hair coloring
Brands Used: All Nutrient Hair Color
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Courtney and Corey Nappa complement each other’s skill sets well. Courtney has a wealth of business experience and a passion for beauty, and Corey has years under his belt as a personal trainer and fitness-center manager. They realized that they could combine their skills into an ideal health-club experience, and Ten X Club was born.
On the fitness end of the business, instructors hold group Pilates, yoga, and spin classes. Cardio and weight-lifting rooms feature equipment from manufacturers such as Nautilus and Precor. A kids’ playroom keeps tykes entertained while parents shed sweat. On the other end of the spectrum, the sleekly appointed salon features hair services, mani-pedis, and spray-tanning services in a quiet environment, the air perfumed with the scent of hair products. Here, too, members can send their kids to the playroom while they enjoy grownup relaxation time with beautifying services, adult conversation, and the freedom to eat animal crackers any way they choose.
A massage clinic shouldn't be an assembly line. That's why Diana Gethers ensures a full 60 minutes of bodywork during each appointment, every time. In the comfort of her cozy Anointed Hands Massage Clinic, she can promote relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes and hot-stone therapy, or access lower-layer muscles and connective tissues with firm deep-tissue techniques. Clients may also request mud wraps to moisturize their complexions, which they can pair with slices of mud pie or exfoliating salt scrubs, ideal for removing dirt from pores.
A Cut Beyond International Salon & Spa's experienced staff dresses nails with lasting layers and reinvents tresses with healthy treatments and Paul Mitchell products. Once manicure-seekers settle into a sanitized station, the technician will swaddle digits with an Axxium gel manicure, a light-cured polish that normally lasts for two weeks or more (a $40 value). During the 45-minute service, nail coatings solidify under a heat lamp so no additional dry-time is required and hands can immediately resume operatic finger-puppet enactments. The spa manicure, a 45-minute treatment, covers digit-endings with preservative-free polish and centers around a hand-and-forearm massage that stimulates senses with tea-tree, lavender, and lemongrass essential oils and unlimited high-fives (a $25 value). Further paw maintenance cleans up cuticles, reshapes nails, and extracts peanut-brittle from beneath nail beds.
Rose Thompson wants to make the world a more beautiful place. With the help of her staff at Rose Grows Hair Salon, she accomplishes this goal from the top down. The hair mavens remake clients' coifs with coloring, braiding, and relaxing treatments, and further beautify locks by adding weaves and extensions. Rose pours her decades of experience in both styling and teaching into every service, overseeing the staff stylists of her South Shore salon as they trim and shape new hairstyles or apply flawless coats of makeup.