Equipped with a degree in biology and a passion for beauty, owner Ania Zaroda embarked on a European holiday that led her to redefine her brows with permanent makeup. In awe of the time and money saved thanks to the procedure, she returned home to open Beauty by Ania, a haven for permanent cosmetics, massage, and other spa services. Ania custom blends permanent-makeup pigment, tailoring applications to complement each client's skin and hair tone, and smoothes away dead skin and blemishes with microdermabrasion's safe Natural Diamond crystals so that clients don't have to cuddle up with a belt sander.
Synthetic eyelash extensions that last up to six weeks frame peepers after stints in Beauty by Ania's violet waiting room, decked out with plush, gray chairs. A private treatment room welcomes guests into its beautifying embrace, where glamour packages re-create red-carpet looks before special events or highly talked-about bedtime stories.
With a complimentary drink in hand, guests of Envy Nails & Spa can kick back in plush pedicure thrones as experienced technicians refresh nails with customized manicures and pedicures. After a filing, buffing, and massage, the nail experts coat digits with traditional polish or chip-resistant, UV-cured gel. On the other side of the salon, technicians brighten complexions with customized facials, ease muscle tension with a hot stone massage, and reenergize clients with reflexology treatments that focus on the hands, ears, and feet.
Hair Club's EXT extreme hair therapy program revitalizes male and female manes through a combination of thickening agents and re-growth formulas applied in the shower and through nutritional supplements and in-house treatments administered at Hair Club centers. Hair Club claims the majority of its program's users are able to stop or slow hair loss, and 35% significantly reforest their head helmets. Preface your visit to the club where everyone knows your hair's name using three in-shower cleansers and conditioners to buff up existing hair and inspire thin, fine strands to stand up for themselves. One in-house treatment is administered to your noggin and is accompanied by a video microscope assessment. Hair-helping dietary supplements mix vitamins and herbs in several delicious Flintstone flavors, while an FDA-approved minoxidil solution applied to the head refertilizes fallow scalp-fields. Customers can purchase two Groupons for two consecutive months of treatment; follicle scouts can usually spot thicker hair within 4–6 months.
Vegans could easily wear out their shoes wandering the streets of Boston in search of an animal- and eco-friendly day spa. But the quest ends at gohspa—whose prefix is a hidden acronym of green, organic, holistic—a beauty haven where staffers use purified water and skincare formulas that are organic, vegan, and, upon request, gluten free. According to Woburn Advocate blogger and organic-lifestyle advocate Betsy Wild, owner Beth Gaudette has been a green cosmetologist for more than 20 years and has constructed her spa with "low VOC paint, cork floors, LED lighting, low flush toilets, energy efficient washers, dryers, heating and cooling systems, [and] organic towels." The building is unsurprisingly LEED-certified, and the spa services have the safety and well-being of both staff and clients in mind. Pedicures, for example, take place in a pipeless unit featuring a filtered dual-water system, with polish that is free of formaldehyde, camphor, or glitter harvested from radioactive pixies.
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.