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Pini Swissa Salon
Photo Credit: Katie Noble

Salon

Pini Swissa Salon

When you’re taking selfies next to Gisele, you don’t trust your locks to just anyone…

18 Newbury St., Boston (617-236-1727) piniswissa.com
  • Beauty Boutique

    Follain

    Gaelic for “healthy, wholesome and sound,” Follain is a mother lode for made-in-the-USA, environmentally friendly skin care, hair care and cosmetics…

    53 Dartmouth St., Boston (857-284-7078); additional locations in Beacon Hill and Nantucket; shopfollain.com
  • Best-Kept Secret

    $30 Massages at the Massage School

    If spending hundreds on a stress-busting massage causes you further tension, get thee to the South End’s Massage School…

    63 Wareham St., Boston (617-695-0900) themassageschool.org
  • Marc Harris

    Blowout

    Marc Harris

    A pro blowout is like a suit of armor against the world (minus the helmet head, thank you)…

    115 Newbury St., Boston (617-262-2222) salonmarcharris.com
  • G2O Spa & Salon

    Day Spa

    G2O Spa & Salon

    Last year’s merging of Emerge and G2O created a powerhouse of pampering…

    278 Newbury St., Boston (617-262-2220) g2ospasalon.com
  • The Club by George Foreman III
    Photo Credit: Josh Campbell

    Exercise Classes

    The Club by George Foreman III

    His dad knows a thing or two about the ring, so it was a no-brainer for George Foreman III (an undefeated heavyweight himself) to open a boxing gym…

    15 Channel Center St., Boston (857-250-4140) everybodyfights.com
  • Studio 27
    Photo Credit: Holly Rike

    Extensions

    Studio 27

    When you feel like no one “gets” your hair, consider Blessing Chitanda a blessing…

    780 Tremont St., Boston (857-239-8400) studio27hairsalon.com
  • Eye Starr

    Eyebrows

    Eye Starr

    If eyes are windows to the soul, consider eyebrows the gorgeous window dressing…

    291 Newbury St., Boston (857-233-2034) eyestarr.com
  • SkinHealth Centers

    Facial

    SkinHealth Centers

    Originally created to help fund research on melanoma, which took the life of her sister in 1999, Cheryl Clarkson’s SkinHealth Centers treat skin with respect—their facials are heartfelt apologies to your skin for the times when you forgot SPF or didn’t wash off makeup…

    73 Newbury St., Boston (617-267-7546); 251 Washington St., Wellesley (781-431-7880); skinhealthcenters.com
  • InnerCity Weightlifting

    Feel-Good Workout

    InnerCity Weightlifting

    Flex your smile muscles with a training session from ICW, a nonprofit that helps at-risk youth build skills instead of turning to violence…

    Locations in Dorchester and Kendall Square; innercityweightlifting.org
  • Salon Eva Michelle

    Hair Color

    Salon Eva Michelle

    You’re about to get schooled: Blue pigments are the first to leave hair, while red ones are the hardest to get in and out…

    118 Newbury St., Boston (617-262-8118) salonevamichelle.com
  • Haircut–Men’s

    Roosters Men’s Grooming Center

    History is happily repeating itself. Owner Tyson White’s grandfather was a barber, and general manager Steve Spinale’s grandfather owned the Copley Square Hotel barbershop in the ’50s…

    518 Tremont St., Boston (857-305-3106) roostersmgc.com
  • Haircut–Women’s

    Viselli Salon

    Taught by gurus such as Vidal Sassoon, Bumble and bumble and TONI&GUY, this team of stylists wields scissors with precision…

    297 Newbury St., Boston (857-350-4856) vs-salon.com
  • Health Club

    Equinox

    For top-notch equipment and stellar personal training, look no further than this power chain…

    131 Dartmouth St., Boston (617-578-8918); additional locations in Boston and Chestnut Hill; equinox.com
  • Lashes

    Lash L’Amour

    Be it a dramatic full set or a subtle cat-eye flutter, owner Cynthia Tsang and her team create a flirty fringe one lash at a time…

    55 Langley Road, Newton (617-916-1209); 129 Newbury St., Boston (617-247-1871); lashlamour.com
  • Sarra

    Makeup Artist

    Sarra

    Most early experiments with lipstick? Not pretty…

    840 Summer St., Boston (617-269-8999); 104A North St., Hingham (781-749-5599); sarrastudios.com
  • Manicure/Pedicure

    MiniLuxe

    When the Newton-based MiniLuxe debuted in 2007 with the aim of setting an ultra-hygienic standard for nail care, we kicked up our heels…

    296 Newbury St Boston, MA (857-362-7444); additional locations in Boston, Brookline, Newton and elsewhere; miniluxe.com
  • Bella Santé Day Spa

    Massage

    Bella Santé Day Spa

    Translating to “beautiful health,” this spa has all you knead to relax…

    38 Newbury St., Boston (617-424-9930) bellasante.com
  • MVP

    Mario Russo

    Celebrate 25 years on Boston’s competitive beauty scene, and you can consider yourself a champ…

    9 Newbury St., Boston (617-424-6676); Fan Pier, Boston (857-350-3139); mariorusso.com
  • Living Proof
    Photo Credit: Nicole Popma

    Products—Hair

    Living Proof

    Living Proof got its start when stylists Mitch DeRosa and Ward Stegerhoek hooked up with MIT scientists to develop a moisture-controlling molecule…

    301 Binney St., Cambridge (617-621-1800) livingproof.com
  • Shamanuti
    Photo Credit: Nicole Popma

    Products—Skin

    Shamanuti

    Years before charcoal-based beauty products hit the mainstream, the Natick-based Shamanuti was winning fans with its signature activated charcoal cleanser…

  • Bliss

    Waxing

    Bliss

    The folks at Bliss believe that going fuzz-free should be pain-free…

    W Boston, 100 Stuart St., Boston (617-261-8747) blissworld.com

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