Beauty & Health

George Foreman III

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.

15 Channel Center, Boston (857-250-4140); EBF @ GymIt, 36 Arlington St., Watertown (617-923-4441); 
  • Blade 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.

    603 Tremont St., Boston (617-267-2200)
  • Follain
    Cambria Grace

    Beauty Boutique


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

    53 Dartmouth St., Boston (857-284-7078); additional locations in Boston and Nantucket;
  • 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.

    9 Newbury St., Boston (617-424-6676); 22 Liberty Drive, Boston (857-350-3139);
  • G2O Spa & Salon
    Brian Samuels Photography

    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.

    278 Newbury St., Boston (617-262-2220)
  • Equinox
    Jason Nocito / DS Reps

    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).

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

    840 Summer St., Boston (617-269-8999); 104A North St., Hingham (781-749-5599);
  • Bella Santé


    Bella Santé

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

    38 Newbury St., Boston (617-424-9930); additional locations in Wellesley and Lexington;
  • Shag
    Sandy Poirer

    Hair Color


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

    840 Summer St., Boston (617-268-2500)
  • Rowes Wharf Health Club & Spa

    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.

    Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston (617-439-3914)
  • Eyestarr



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

    291 Newbury St., Boston (857-233-2034)
  • MiniLuxe



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

    296 Newbury St., Boston (857-362-7444); additional locations in Boston, Brookline, Newton and Elsewhere; 
  • Massage The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston
    George Apostolidis

    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.

    776 Boylston St., Boston (617-535-8820)
  • Balans Organic Spa

    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.

    216 Newbury St., Boston (617-424-1500) 
  • 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.

    297 Newbury St., Boston  (857-350-4856)
  • SkinHealth
    Nicole Popma

    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.

    37 Newbury St., Boston (617-267-7546); 251 Washington St., Wellesley (781-431-7880); 
  • Pure Glow
    BKB and Co

    Sunless Tanning

    Pure Glow

    Color us impressed.

    176 Newbury St., Boston (617-267-4455)
  • Trend—Beauty

    Mobile Service

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


    Live DJs

    Calling all club kids.

  • Rina’s Studio
    Rina Sorrenti


    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.

    277 Linden St., Wellesley (781-235-1792)
  • Wellness Guru Gianne Doherty

    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.

  • Afro Flow Yoga
    Robin Lubbock / WBUR

    Yoga Class

    Afro Flow Yoga

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

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