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.
Pamper Me Skin Care’s epidermis experts combine elements of nature and modern technology to restore skin’s youthful allure. The spa’s menu of more than 25 facial treatments renews nose-and-cheek placeholders with natural ingredients—such as pineapple enzymes, goat's milk, and lavender oil—or fights signs of aging with DermaSound’s ultrasonic waves and LED light therapy. For especially troubled skin, aestheticians turn treatments up a notch with glycolic- and lactic-acid peels, whose deep exfoliation can whittle a rough-skinned alligator into a smooth dolphin. Pamper Me Skin Care’s team also employs products from its own skincare line, as well as Rhonda Allison and GlyMed Plus.
Aside from facial treatments, Sudatonic infrared body wraps slim down silhouettes, and waxing and IPL hair-removal sessions oust unwanted fuzz and improve the body’s aerodynamics for faster street-luge-to-work times. Guests can also indulge in all-day pampering packages or mix-and-match treatments for custom relaxation sessions.
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.
De Novo is as much a salon as a swank artist's loft. The recently-renovate space invites relaxation while guests await the expert snipping of De Novo's stylists, who transform tresses with products by Moroccanoil, American Crew, and Keune. But haircare is just a part of the salon's services. Guests may request a waxing session to nix unwanted hair, or a special occasion makeup session to transform a full-length mirror into a sophisticated dinner date.
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.
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.