The interior of Blink! Salon and Spa seems to sparkle with an elegance you might expect to find in a salon in Venice, Italy. Crystal chandeliers illuminate silver-framed mirrors and gauzy white fabric drapes the windows. The luxurious sight reflects the salon’s array of indulgent spa treatments, which promise to pamper the rest of your senses.
Natural beeswax hair-removal treatments and Siberian mink eyelash extensions go beyond the typical salon services, and their professional makeup applications can help you prep for a wedding or your best-yet driver's license picture. Their lineup of skincare services includes the 2.5-hour Autumn Glow package cleanses pores and refreshes skin, and is infused with pumpkin enzymes.
Blink!'s staff of stylists and aestheticians boast extensive backgrounds in aromatherapy, skin peels, and makeup design, with training from the likes of Franco Fiore and Jessners.
Licensed aesthetician Ann Bennett mines clients’ natural beauty during relaxing treatments focused on skin wellness. She performs custom facials that include fruit extracts, vitamins, and liquified how-to manuals to improve complexions and also teach clients about proper skin maintenance. Her anti-aging treatments range from glycolic acid exfoliations to manual dermabrasion sessions. Along with skincare treatments for the face, Ann offers body treatments and waxing services for the entire body.:
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.
Exposed chrome ducts, a black ceiling, and track lighting inform the urban ambience at Style My Mop, a full-service salon for men and women. The staff sits their clients down at cushioned leather chairs near flat-screen TVs and verdant plants to update hairstyles with cuts and colors. Their specialty Keratin smoothing treatments transform frizzy or dull hair to sleek styles, and their full and partial foils splash color onto locks. To boot, the stylists are as friendly as a dog that knows there's a treat in your mouth and wants it.