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 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.
Electric razors buzz and scissors snip in Burgo's Barbershop, where expert barbers turn shear-shy mops into respectable tops. In addition to tamping down male manes of all kinds, Burgo's treats faces to hot-towel shaves, and trims unkempt beards into dapper designs. The shop also welcomes little gentlemen to sit in its swivel stools for pint-sized haircuts or to sit in meditative silence until their first mustaches appear.
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.
Lord's & Lady's Hair Salon's talented and trained staff transform tired tufts into trendy styles. Savvy stylists cut and color strands with full foils, ridding locks of split ends and highlighting them in happier hues (a $150 value). A Brazilian blowout treatment strives to straighten and add sheen to strands in 90-minutes, a full 90-minutes shorter than keratin treatments and most Mel Gibson movies (a $300 value). New clients can opt for a choice of hair services, including a conditioning treatment ($20+), men's haircut ($33), or an elegant updo ($65+) for special occasions or uplifting trips to the dry cleaners.
Salon 599?s stylists harness products such as Paul Mitchell and Moroccanoil, treating hair to services such as texturing, straightening, cuts, and colors. They also transform tresses with extensions and perms, and address issues such as dandruff and damaged hair with specialized treatments. For complete makeovers, aestheticians can help clients coordinate wardrobe, accessories, hair, and makeup during one-on-one consultations.