In the Old West, cowboys rode into town to have a glass of whiskey at the town saloon, to heckle the thieves in the stockades, and to file their rugged nails with the sheriff's spurs. Saddle up for modern shaping up with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a hot-stone pedicure, a Shellac manicure, and a moisturizing foot treatment at Anthony Fredrick Salon & Day Spa in Dedham (a $105 total value).
The experienced staff of beauty buffs at Anthony Fredrick Salon & Day Spa restores tattered toes and unfiled fingers to their former glory using top-flight products from brands such as OPI and Essie. Begin appendage-appeasing safaris by following a spa guide on a zebra-drawn cart into a private room for a one-hour hot-stone pedicure (a $50 value), which soothes lower legs and feet with the igneous power of warm stones before dispatching dead skin with an exfoliating scrub. Feet are then wrapped in heated boots for an intensive moisturizing treatment (a $25 value) before piggies are treated to individual cuticle-cutting, filing, and polishing. Finally, rested limbs return to the light of the salon for a Shellac manicure (a $30 value), which shields finger helmets with a gel-based polish that can stand guard for up to two weeks. The entire treatment will last roughly 90–120 minutes.
Anthony Fredrick Salon & Day Spa
Kathi and Anthony Jeannetti of Anthony Fredrick Salon & Day Spa have lived in the Dedham area their whole lives. Their strong local ties are evident in the warm, convivial atmosphere of their salon, where they welcome guests from near and far with a host of custom hair, skin, and nail services. In slight contrast to the salon’s down-home vibes is its décor, which evokes an element of the exotic with its hanging lamps and a mosaic-lined mirror that would be at home in a Mondrian painting.
Those decorative touches serve to illuminate and reflect the sleek tresses shaped by a staff of professional stylists, who clip hair into fashionable cuts before locking in moisture with MoroccanOil conditioners. The spa’s aestheticians practice their craft in the relaxing confines of private treatment rooms, where France Laure and Pevonia Skincare's natural ingredients nourish pores during facials, and smooth strokes reduce stresses in one of four modalities: Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and pregnancy. Calming music enhances the spa’s soothing beauty treatments, drowning out the buzz of overworked minds and the honking of cars pacing impatiently in the parking lot.