A lobby decked out with leather chairs, stained wood, tiles, and flowers greets visitors to Massage Bliss & Day Spa, preparing them for a spa visit that melts away the stress and responsibilities of the modern workday. Soft, low lights and gauzy curtains hang over heated massage beds, and two candlelit couples-massage suites surround pairs in a sensual glow during romantic anniversaries or ill-advised first dates. Deep-cleaning facials flush out clogged pores and stimulate blood flow with natural ingredients, such as apple pulp and flaxseed, and aromatic salts and coconut oils soothe digits during spa mani-pedis. The day spa's arsenal of sophisticated technologies beautifies and rejuvenates bodies, with its infrared sauna detoxifying and purifying skin and its TriActive laser smoothing out dimpling and cellulite.
Prices vary at Attitudes based on your selected stylist's level of experience, and today's Groupon entrusts your noggin to a level-one whisker wizard. Your complete cranial remix commences with a friendly consultation, during which the stylist collects clues to your fashion sense, personality, and lifestyle in order to design a look that keeps your dome stylish from its morning joe in the solarium to its late-night soiree in the ballroom with the lead pipe. After emerging from a cloud of clipped keratin, the shimmer of a synthetic sun will bestow its delicate glow upon your locks through natural-looking partial highlights. These sun-kissable treatments add rich, summery dimension to dull strands, while empowering locks with the ability to illuminate the floor of your car when you drop your keys at night. A detailed styling will fine-tune your finished 'do.
Stylist and photographer Marc Baronian draws on 20 years of experience at salons and fashion shows in Boston and Chicago to create transformative looks at Avedis Salon & Photography. With comprehensive makeovers that include haircuts and makeup applications by Melissa Lopez, he showcases his ability to reveal clients' true beauty using fine-tuned professional techniques rather than an enchanted looking glass. Clients can immediately document their dynamic new looks at the in-house photography studio, where Baronian adjusts the lighting, directs poses, and digitally removes blemishes and other imperfections to create elegant images.
Hair! stylists and staff preempt the placid atmosphere of typical spas with a high-energy salon environment, inviting women and men to enjoy invigorating services and engaging conversation. With brightly painted walls, lively music, hourly conga lines, and an upbeat staff, the fun environment at Hair! leaves clients excited and energized.
Beauty Bar From the exterior, the early 20th-century farmhouse overflows with colonial charm, its stately white siding climbing three stories, complemented on one side by a tall brick chimney. Inside, Beauty Bar’s lofty 7,000-square-foot salon snaps visitors back into the present with track lighting, immaculate lines, and pine-hued wood floors. Crystal chandeliers hang in the nail room where technicians perform cocktail-inspired mani-pedis with titles such as Limoncello and Pink Martini, and photos of Audrey Hepburn whisper uninvited pointers about buffing and missed polish spots. The custard-hued walls of the lofted third-floor space surround 12 cream-colored styling chairs, where specialists transform coifs with the aid of Bumble and bumble, Pureology, and Beauty Bar's signature concoctions. Private spa spaces provide a serene setting for waxing, massages, and playfully named facials such as the Crybaby and Oh Behave, along with all-over pampering services including body scrubs and aromatherapy steam showers.
Education is key at Metro Salon, where the team of experienced hair stylists attends continuous courses to stay abreast in the latest trends such as Brazilian Keratin smoothing treatments and Great Lengths hair extensions. Cutting-edge cuts are reinforced with products by TIGI and American Crew, and clients are encouraged to bring their own blow dryer into the salon so that the stylists can use it to teach them how to replicate their style or defrost a ham in record time. They also put their acute knowledge of current styles to help teens learn to groom themselves with confidence, and create formal updos for weddings and other special occasions.