Chi Hair Design's staff spotlights each client's natural beauty with equally natural products. Staff members strive to administer their hair, nail, skin, and cosmetic treatments with beauty-enhancing concoctions—such as plant-based glosses, henna hair colors, and talc-free mineral makeup—that are mostly comprised of organic materials. The team refuses to use products that contain formaldehyde, ammonia, or molten lava.
Soft overhead lighting refracts off the salon's hardwood floors, and massive decorative fans hang as a green-and-white contrast to the taupe walls. To complement the efforts of the beautifying team, resident disc and video jockey Matthew Andrews can showcase his music-mixing skills at weddings and parties.
The chaos of everyday life checks itself at the door at Massage Worcester at Sherwin Christos - A Hair & Body Workshop. Skilled in a range of modalities, licensed massage therapist Amanda Bourbeau doesn?t just conjure fleeting moments of relaxation, but also helps the body heal itself from the inside out. She marries myofascial and deep-tissue therapies during regional bodywork massages that sooth and stretch sore areas and can apply localized pressure on reflex points of the hands and feet to activate natural healing processes and make tongues stick out at her will. Aside from using her gifted hands, Amanda may also call upon heated basalt stones or paraffin wraps to help assuage aches and pains.
Though the enclosed porch might fool visitors into thinking they're entering a family home rather than a salon, Bauhous soon flashes its cutting-edge style credentials by showing off such contemporary treatments as Brazilian blowouts and Bio Ionic hair straightening. In front of a single long mirror that stretches across multiple stations, stylists brandish high-end products from Rusk, Paul Mitchell, Iso, and Chi, which lend luster to locks without the neck strain associated with gold-plated doo-rags. Bauhous’s staff also ousts unwanted fuzz from brows, bikini lines, backs, and legs with body and facial waxing
The kind words from New Leaf Salon & Spa's clients sound more like something you'd say to a best friend than to a stylist. One regular says that it's been "a pleasure to watch this salon evolve and grow," while another says that owner Donna "is my angel and I am so blessed to know her." It's safe to say the New Leaf team really values client relationships. This holds true as much for the stylists who highlight hair as it does for the massage therapists who calm muscles with aromatherapy oils.
When they aren't doing everything they can to make your visit relaxing, the aestheticians put a lot of thought into their skincare treatments, devising a wide variety of services to suit various skin types. Their signature facial begins with a detailed skin analysis; after they've determined that you are not, in fact, a robot, they might recommend more advanced treatments such as a vitamin-C facial or glycolic peel.
Shampoo Salon’s Asian-themed décor and wooden floors set the scene for tranquil salon getaways presided over by a staff of deft stylists. Color experts consult with clients to mix custom dyes for highlights, lowlights, and full-color treatments. The staff strives to limit the salon's carbon footprint, committed to using eco-friendly haircare products in exchange for milder winters.