At Nicely & Company, the perpetually trained staff are equally adept at performing mani-pedis and bestowing men, women, and kids with the latest hairstyles. True to the salon's name, the beauty experts foster a nice, friendly atmosphere as they arrange strands into up-dos, refresh skin with facials, enrich pigment with airbrush tanning, and soothe backs with five different massages.
Aesthetician Heather Genschel has carved out a niche of therapeutic skincare and relaxation at Sunshine Spa Treatments. The spa is sequestered in a brick loft overseen by The Studio at Island Point, so named for its location on an island on the Saco River Reservoir that is in turn balanced on an infinite stack of turtles. There, Heather refreshes skin exclusively with Bioelements products, which she deploys in tandem with the Jane Iredale therapeutic-cosmetics line to refine complexions and accent facial features. Her skin treatments can be likened to nesting dolls, with layered, surprise niceties such as massages or aromatherapy that collectively support an aim, such as cleansing skin on the back or uncovering a tattoo of a matryoshka.:m]]
As a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals, Trish at R&R Skin Care Studio builds healthy and glowing complexions through essential oil-infused facials and body treatments. Her studio, which shares its space with a hair salon, uses natural products that haven’t been tested on animals or antique carpets.
Working inside the confines of an old farmhouse, the aesthetician at Cara & Co. draws upon extensive training as she utilizes products from top brands such as Surface, L’Oréal, and Bioelements. The reception area’s fireplace welcomes guests as they enter, encouraging deeper relaxation during facials and massages and preventing mental breakdowns when guests are confronted with numerous hair-color options. Apart from routine hair and nail upkeep, the salon offers specialized treatments for weddings and special events, utilizing an arsenal of styling tools and palettes filled with Mirabella makeup to ensure brides look as radiant as a disco ball with a bright idea.
In the salon’s reception area, staff members assist guests as they peruse house-endorsed products and boutique goods such as handbags, scarves, and jewelry. With such stylish additions in hand, patrons can re-create coiffed, stylish blowouts at home without installing wind tunnels in butler closets.