Meridians' staff instills wellness in both the body and mind with a full menu of hair services, massages, and holistic treatments. Skilled stylists use ammonia-free dyes and formaldehyde-free keratin solutions to style hair into streaks of smooth, silky hues. Inside sunny rooms, therapists uncork tension with skin-salvaging facials and massages that include private consultations before and after treatment. Meridians' therapy packages incorporate add-ons, such as sea salt and mud to therapeutic-exfoliation treatments, cleansing the skin of dead cells without the 1,000-page contracts involved in renting a bulldozer.
Maxime Salon's expert stylists care for beloved coiffures with a suite of hair-pampering services. The ultimate hair-repair system uses a bevy of specialized Joico products to strengthen scalp-bound hair, decrease hair breakage, lock in color, and enable Bea Arthur–style wig collections to be retired to storage. After an initial shampooing, a K-Pak Cuticle Sealer is applied to hair to coat damaged hair in heat-activated keratin solution before a reconstructor locks in hair-smoothing agents and douses coiffures in soothing negative ions, leaving hair healthier and shinier than an olive-oiled yoga instructor. Finally, a Joico Vaporiron, armed with ReconstructRx formula, vaporizes the compound as the iron pulses over hair, imparting cuticles with silicones, antioxidants, and essential acids.
Heads Up Hair Salon's stylists finesse frazzled locks with fashionable cuts and products from brands including Redken, Chi, and Onesta. A shampoo and scalp massage set the stage for the talented trimmers' handiwork and release genie apprentices. Then wig wizards set to snipping, informed by a close consultation with clients and any photos of celebrities or ancestors they bring in. Foil highlights or lowlights precisely illumine or shade strands with hues ranging from subtle to dramatic, or opt for all-over color to give every thread equal attention. In about two hours, the friendly Heads Up staff will send heads on their way with a blow-dry and a promise to write.
Violet Skin Boutique has been the go-to spot for Boston complexions since 2004, but its story actually starts about 30 years prior. In 1975, Violet Mkhitaryan first began concocting skin products in her native Armenia. She cracked open old books to mine eastern European recipes for inspiration, and when she wasn't whisking oils and herbs into face-rejuvenating salves, she was running spas. Over the following decades, Violet helmed spas in Armenia and Moscow, all while earning degrees in aesthetics and biochemistry, and finally staked her claim in Boston.
Violet's products have appeared not only on customers' faces but in numerous press outlets, including the pages of Martha Stewart's Whole Living and the Improper Bostonian, which called her line the city's best local beauty products. She makes her lauded serums surrounded by glass jugs, dried flower petals, and everything nice in a lab that the Boston Globe described as resembling a pastry chef's kitchen. At her spa's two locations, she beautifies her clients with facials and body treatments celebrated by Every Day with Rachel Ray.
At The Green Tea Spa, clients are paired with licensed massage therapists who specialize in specific massage modalities and customize treatments to assuage individual aches and pains. Once clients ease between warm blankets and crisp sheets atop a heated massage table, the massage therapist sets to work to relieve lower-back irritation, shoulder pain, and chronic ice-cream headaches. The therapist digs into tense musculature with hypoallergenic lotions and creams, frequently checking in with guests to ensure their utmost comfort throughout the experience.
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