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.
A style haven for the entire family, Salon Serenity Hair Design offers services for men, women, and children. Though the trained and talented stylists focus mainly on manes, they also beautify clients with cosmetic services such as airbrush tanning and waxing treatments for expressive areas such as the eyebrows, chin, and moustache. For more comprehensive care, the team can also upgrade finished looks with progressive treatments such as keratin treatments and extensions.
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.
The American Board-certified haircolorists at I Design Hair Company are as welcoming as can be—but they also take hair very seriously. Having passed through a rigorous examination to achieve these certifications, they welcome guests to be the benefactors of their expertise. Using top product brands such as René Furterer, Redken, and Pureology, they perform services such as single-process treatments, partial and full foils, and keratin straightening treatments—all of which include a complimentary hair consultation. Additionally, the stylists also offer designer haircuts, updos, and waxing services to remove unwanted body hair.