The front windows of Elan Salon Inc. reflect a quintessential New England scene—brick sidewalks, old-fashioned lampposts, and shingled Victorian houses lining a winding street near Wedge Pond. Inside, however, the salon recalls some idealized desert vista—huge, brushy potted bushes span a twilight-colored wall, and minimalistic styling stations inhabit a vast expanse of light hardwood. Services are a mix of classic techniques and modern trends, including balayage highlights (applied freehand rather than with foils or a spray gun), keratin straightening, and Shellac polish.
Salone Estetica is home to a team of professional nail technicians, massage therapists, stylists, and aestheticians. With so many specialized individuals on staff, the salon has quickly become a one-stop shop for custom skin, hair, and body treatments.
At Pastiche Salon and Day Spa, a dedicated staff of stylists and aestheticians work together to keep their clients' hair and skin smooth. Master stylist Wanda Griffiths leads the styling team, focusing on educating clients with ways to keep their hair healthy between salon visits. Meanwhile, Master Aesthetician Briana Cairnie tends to their skincare needs with stimulating treatments such as collagen facials, glycolic facials, and back facials. The Pastiche Salon and Day Spa team also performs manicures and pedicures to purify the tiny pores on top of fingertips.
M.Y. Salon & Day Spa's staff knows how to pamper everywhere from the temples to the toenails, ensuring that clients leave feeling confident and relaxed. The stylists can design fetching new looks by cutting, coloring, or texturizing tresses, and the aestheticians revitalize countenances by incorporating nourishing ingredients like seaweed extract or crumbled meteorites into their facials. Nail and waxing treatments also keep clients looking sharp. Massage therapists extend care to beneath the surface, using Swedish, deep-tissue, or orthopedic techniques to help relieve muscular tension and improve mental clarity.
Those looking to acquire an eye-catching 'do or snip out a particularly clingy candy apple from their hair can do so with confidence at La Mirage. One of the staff of experienced snippists begins each appointment with a consultation that considers each customer’s skin tone, facial shape, personality, and time spent around helicopters. Opt for services such as a haircut ($40–$60), blow dry and set ($32–$40), or a classy updo ($65–$90) while enjoying a complimentary shampoo and conditioning. Otherwise, cut down on wind resistance during competitive make-out sessions with a sleek, aerodynamic upper-lip waxing ($12) before obtaining a relaxing 50-minute European facial ($75) that applies a moisturizing sheen and repels nocturnal forest critters.
According to stylist Jesica, the most important part of any haircut occurs before she even touches her scissors—the consultation. That's when clients can express the look they want Jesica or her J&L colleague, Liz, to achieve. And drawing on 10-plus years of experience, neither stylist disappoints. Using products by top brands, including Wella and DevaCurl, the duo meticulously sculpts hair into customized 'dos, from fashionable blowouts to chic up-dos. Aside from trimming and shaping hair, Jesica and Liz soften strands with conditioning and keratin treatments, as well as brighten locks with highlights or color glosses.