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Boston’s Best Places For A Makeover

April 23, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo from C Spa/Facebook)

(Photo from C Spa/Facebook)

Get away in only minutes and be attended to by some of the best stylists and artistic talents in Boston. Need a different image to offset your new power tie? Decided to go radical and add just a splash of hair color? Whatever your style or fashion, your makeover includes stepping into any of these neighborhood spas and salons to make that wish come true.

(Photo from Exhale/Facebook)

(Photo from Exhale/Facebook)

Exhale Mind Body Spa
23 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 532-7000
www.exhalespa.com

An urban oasis like no other, Exhale Mind Body Spa has covered every area of well-being and beauty that you could possibly imagine. The spa features a zen lounge, steam room, classic beauty boutique and core fusion or yoga sessions. Choose from acupuncture, therapeutic massage, specialty detox scrubs and slimming clay or a simple nail, facial or waxing. Exhale offers health-conscious lifestyle coaching including personal trainers in nutrition, exercise and wellness retreats. Core Fusion is Exhale’s little extra something, bringing cycling, yoga, cardio, barre and an extreme boot camp to the city of Boston.

(Photo Credit: G20 Spa)

(Photo Credit: G20 Spa)

G20 Spa + Salon
278 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-2220
www.g2ospasalon.comThe G20 Spa and Salon experience features exclusives found nowhere else. Herbal-infused steam, ice fog and tropical showers in a Bali paradise is only one of the therapeutic ‘rooms’ nestled within this incredible spa. You may find yourself in the fireside lounge, skylight hot tub, nap pod or relaxation room long before a waxing or nail treatment. Prepare for summer with sunless tanning and body wraps or just get those eyelash extensions. G20 has a detailed ‘on the go menu’ for those quick makeup fixes or facials, hair styles or targeted massages before that big day or appointment.

(Photo Credit: Station 8)

(Photo Credit: Station 8)

Station 8 Salon
761 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 553-4884
www.station8jp.com

Settle down in comfort after an express or hot stone massage and let the experts at Station 8 transform your look in style. Customized or express services are available for very reasonable prices in this full-service salon. Station 8 doesn’t forget mothers-to-be with prenatal massages or sportsmen in need of a deep tissue rub. Leave those aches and pains with the professionals and then head on over to the stylists chair for waxing and keratin smoothing treatment. The latest styles for that special occasion await every day of the week. Walk-ins are welcome.

Related: Boston’s Best Spring Beauty Tips and Trends from a Local Beauty Guru

Photo Credit: Thinkstock.com

Photo Credit: Thinkstock.com

Halisi Day Spa & Salon
13 Melnea Cass Blvd.
Boston, MA 02119
(617) 427-9100
www.halisdayspa.com

Have you had lunch yet? Halisi Day Spa & Salon has prepared mini or full spa packages to include dining, just in case your newly unleashed energy gives you an appetite. Take your pick: formal styles, weaves of all types, semi or permanent multi-layers of lush gorgeous colors or simply an oil treatment. Experienced stylists know how to change masses of curls into a sleek chic reverse bob, or how to bond or weave new hair over worn spots infusing your life with instant power. GM Collins products are exclusively used at Halisi, making its facials a unique signature indulgence. Botinal facials are non-evasive ways to counteract superficial or deep wrinkles, helping the skin to relax and become less stressed.

(Photo from C Spa/Facebook)

(Photo from C Spa/Facebook)

C Spa
437 Boylston St., Suite 504
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 717-4780
www.cspaboston.com

Getting much needed TLC won’t be a problem at C Spa of Boston. The therapists at C Spa know each individual’s skin is different, preparing everything you may need readily at their fingertips. Thirty-minute express services are offered. Or if you decide to change your mind, add-ons won’t be a problem either. Therapeutic peels and serums infused with micro-intense vitamin A and C all bring back to life the health and vibrant skin that is the basis of any makeover.

Related: Boston’s Best Places for Facials

Freelance Writer Corinne Costantino brings the “Best of Boston” to New England. Her work can be found on Examiner.com

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