Beauty & Health

  • Fitness Guru

    George Foreman III

    Bobbing and weaving with the ever-changing fitness industry, George Foreman III has once again KO’d Boston’s workout scene...

  • Barbershop

    Blade Barbershop

    A down-to-earth and reasonably priced neighborhood barber? See master barber and owner Tim Haynes, who set up his South End shop 16 years ago...

  • Beauty Boutique


    This apothecary-like shop is filled with pretty packages, but it’s what’s inside them that sets Follain apart...

    Beauty Boutique - Follain Photo Credit: Cambria Grace
  • Blowout

    Mario Russo

    Tools, temperature, dryer direction—there’s more to a blowout than one might expect, and beauty innovator Mario Russo intensively educates his team on techniques...

  • Day Spa

    G2O Spa & Salon

    This 14,000-square-foot oasis offers top-to-bottom treatments for body and mind, from anti-aging acupuncture and craniosacral therapy to body wraps, customized facials and Shellac pedicures...

    Day Spa - G2O Spa & Salon Photo Credit: Brian Samuels Photography
  • Exercise Classes


    With a steady flow of new workouts, Equinox trainers have innovative ways to move your ass in class, including client favorites the Pursuit (more video game than cycling class) and the Cut (all of the boxing, none of the hits)...

    Exercise Classes - Equinox Photo Credit: Jason Nocito / DS Reps
  • Eyebrows


    Named after her makeup-artist grandma, Hingham native Lauren Genatossio’s makeup and brow studio is home to staff who proudly call themselves control freaks...

  • Facial

    Bella Santé

    With Bella Santé’s menu of 12 customizable facials, handling your complexion becomes decidedly less complex...

  • Hair Color


    “Bad color is traumatizing,” says Shag owner Sandy Poirier...

    Hair Color - Shag Photo Credit: Sandy Poirer
  • Hidden Gem

    Rowes Wharf Health Club & Spa

    While city hotels aren’t usually on locals’ radars as beauty destinations, make room in your life for this one...

  • Lashes


    Ask Andrea Starr to up your lash game, and she won’t bat an eye...

  • Manicure/Pedicure


    No wonder this homegrown chain is booming: Each beauty lounge boasts spotless settings, hospital-grade sterilization and whirlpools with fresh running water...

  • Massage The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston

    Massage The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston

    Therapists at the only Forbes five-star spa in town combine Eastern ancient philosophies with aromatherapy for traditional, Swedish and aroma stone massages...

    Massage The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston - Massage The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston Photo Credit: George Apostolidis
  • New Addition

    Balans Organic Spa

    A younger sibling of Boylston Street’s Balans Wellness Studio, Boston’s only 100 percent organic spa has quickly become a haven for label readers and nature seekers, offering treatments as pure as its crisp white interior...

  • Salon

    Viselli Salon

    Armed with training from the likes of Vidal Sassoon and Kevin Murphy, owner Cristina Viselli and her team are a cut above the rest...

  • Skin Care Products


    When Cheryl Clarkson traded her executive office keys at a medical device company for a bottle of sunscreen, she wasn’t headed for the beach, but down the path to founding SkinHealth...

    Skin Care Products - SkinHealth Photo Credit: Nicole Popma
  • Sunless Tanning

    Pure Glow

    Color us impressed...

    Sunless Tanning - Pure Glow Photo Credit: BKB and Co
  • Trend—Beauty

    Mobile Service

    Style-savvy Bostonians are getting me-time without travel time thanks to the plethora of mobile beauty squads cropping up...

  • Trend—Fitness

    Live DJs

    Calling all club kids...

  • Waxing

    Rina’s Studio

    Caterina Sorrenti’s loyal followers are clearly stuck on her work. For the past 15 years, they’ve followed her from Newbury Street to Newton to today’s Wellesley shop for everything from eyebrows to a bare-all Brazilian...

    Waxing - Rina’s Studio Photo Credit: Rina Sorrenti
  • Wellness Guru Gianne Doherty

    Wellness Guru Gianne Doherty

    Talk about a natural leader. Doherty first caught our attention in 2013 with the launch of her Organic Bath Co. line of nearly-good-enough-to-eat scrubs, butters and oils made with fair trade and organic ingredients...

  • Yoga Class

    Afro Flow Yoga

    Sure, Afro Flow Yoga includes the familiar meditation and breathing techniques to start...

    Yoga Class - Afro Flow Yoga Photo Credit: Robin Lubbock / WBUR