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.
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.
John, who has been in the beauty industry for 25 years, brings in-depth training in coloring, makeup application, and hair restoration to the table. Anthony draws on more than 10 years working in sales for a leading computer company to rewire hair circuitry as Rebel Hair Studios' business manager. This serendipitous pairing of backgrounds has helped Rebel, as well as the duo's other area salons, find mammoth success. In addition to crafting face-flattering cuts, John and Anthony use the salons as venues to promote their own specialty line of high-end R Beauty Products.
Lotus Salon’s color specialists and stylists view each head of hair as a lump of clay ready to be sculpted and modeled. And since no two heads are the same, each finished 'do is unique and client-centric. Apart from their training and experience, stylists focus on how the person beneath the hair interacts with it—their lifestyle, desires, aesthetic preferences—using its texture, personality, and in-grown instruction manual to guide them toward a look that suits the face and person it belongs to. Whether they’re cutting and styling locks, adding doses of Wella Professionals color products, or treating hair with Enjoy vegan and cruelty-free products, they’re able to create looks that are tasteful and entirely tailored.