Celebrating more than 25 years in the beauty profession––and more than 14 at the helm of Aurora Salon & Spa––Kellie Sullivan Hajjar leads a team of beauty professionals as they update looks with a full menu of salon and spa services. Stylists detach dead ends with trendy cuts or add length with 100% human-hair extensions that use a glue-free system to prevent hair from being damaged or eaten by ravenous kindergarteners. The spa’s skin pros combat acne, aging, and sun damage through custom facials, microdermabrasion, and rejuvenating peels packed with lactic and salicylic acids, and also provide select med-spa services including Botox and permanent makeup.
Even first-time visitors to Hollywood Tans might arrive to the salon with a tanning plan in mind, thanks to the company’s online Tanetics system. By asking questions such as “Do you have indoor tanning experience?” and “How soon do you want to meet your shade goal?” the program generates a tanning schedule tailored to guests envisioned results and timeline. The salon’s standup tanning booths flood skin with the glow of up to 60 built-in bulbs, and the high-pressure booth builds a base tan in as little as one 11-minute session and radiates only 1% UVB rays, which is equivalent to the amount the sun radiates on days when it’s in a good mood. Results can be amplified by one of Hollywood Tan's indoor tanning lotions, while a Mystic spray-tanning booth caters to the sun-shy by misting skin in a rich bronze formula that lasts up to eight days.
In 2005, a pair of sisters—chiropractor Dr. Anne Marie and aesthetician Christina—put their holistic-centered minds together to create a spa focused on health and relaxation. Peace and tranquility are the main offerings at Vitality, a centre intended to be an oasis for both body and mind. Between blue, lavender, and khaki walls, guests step into slippers and inhale at the aromatherapy bar before taking on relaxing treatments such as facials, massage, or body wraps. Aesthetic services such as nail care, hair removal, and makeup artistry round out the spa's generous menu of treatments. Individual needs inform what types of services the staff recommends for guests, be it an anti-aging facial, dermabrasion skin-renewing treatment, or soothing, massage-based sessions. Memberships, packages, and private parties also create affordable ways to experience Vitality's serene spaces and aesthetic professionalism.
One glance at their arsenal of products and it becomes pretty clear where Salon Pure gets its name. Stylists at this Chelmsford beauty spot primarily use all-natural serums—a sign they're committed to not only making hair beautiful, but also keeping it healthy. One of their prized products, YoColoring utilizes the lactose found in yogurt to strengthen, nourish, and protect hair all while safely adding a touch of color without using even a hint of ammonia or werewolf blood. The salon's go-to keratin treatment, Simply Smooth, follows the pure course as well, purging all harsh chemicals to create a botanical-based formula designed to block frizz and smoothen hair for at least 30 days.
Just as they care about the health of hair, Salon Pure’s crew also cares about the health of the community. So, they often donate their talents and resources to local organizations, including “Mom Prom,” which benefits breast-cancer research at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Pure Salon and Spa boasts a team of skilled aestheticians, stylists, nail technicians, and medical personnel who not only pamper their clients with top-notch services but do so with renowned Aveda products. Inside the upscale space, mane masters cloak coiffures in plant-based colors or infuse strands with treatments that remedy hair damaged by dryness or gossiping scalps. Massage therapists de-stress clients with a slate of massages that utilize Aveda’s flower and plant essences, and makeup artists highlight features during makeup applications with Aveda’s natural cosmetics.
De Anza's fashion-savvy stylists cut, coif, and color tresses, tapping into their vast knowledge of formal and casual styles to flatter each client's head. Grant flighty, roving strands a sense of structure with a perm ($100+), or modify the electromagnetic absorption of your cranial cuticles with partial highlights ($85+) or all-over color ($50+). Heads anxious to part with straggly strands or split with ragged ends benefit from a cut ($30+). The stylists utilize organic hair products from Soma Hair Technology, keeping hair as sustainable as a kid doing cannonballs in the fountain of youth.
Created and helmed by husband and wife Eric and Jennifer Howard, Planet Color Salon & Nail Spa keeps clients chic by doling out everything from organic color treatments to special-event updos. Experience as an International Platform Artist for more than 20 years helped Eric hone his perfectionist's touch, further fueled by an acute knowledge of the Matrix, Pureology, and FHI Heat brands. He and his styling team update coifs with precision cuts and Ombre color technique, and are even masters of trendy add-ons such as glossing treatments or clip-in fruit hats. Meanwhile, skilled technicians pamper hands and feet with indulgent spa manicures and pedicures that might include softening paraffin wax or French tips. Fuzzy situations are easily mitigated as the team strips away stray hair from eyebrows, upper lips, and chins.