MA Beauty Expert: Five Fall Beauty Appointments You Need
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Donna Macdonald, GoLocalWorcester Beauty Expert
I'm all for at-home beauty regimes - the self-care you do right in the privacy of your own home is relaxing, soothing - and well, private. You get the stuff. You do the work. But sometimes, like the beginning of fall, it's good to get a few pro appointments on the calendar. Think of it as jump starting your season. If you can swing it, here's our top five appointments for right now:
Get a professional color to get rid of the summer "greens" and dryness caused by too much sun, surf, and chlorine. Ask for the top colorist and determine which formulation and hue is best suited for you. Finish off with a precision cut for super-shiny and chic hair. Salon Mosaic is staffed with expert colorists and stylists waiting to book your appointment. South County Commons, South Kingstown
Autumn shows up first at the nail salons. And stand-alone nail emporiums are on the firing line of the latest techniques. They've had all the hot colors for weeks now and will direct you to fall's spot-on trends. You'll also hear about the newest long-lasting gel manicures that are now speedy to apply and no sweat taking off, which means you don't need another appointment just for removal. Check out NK Nails in North Kingstown for hip, fast, clean nail care.
Nothing feels better than a massaging facial and after summer our skin is crying out for TLC. Sloughing, steaming, and moisturizing will do your sun-weary skin wonders. Jahmeir Skincare Studio treats your skin the way it presents itself on the day of the appointment. In other words, your care will be personalized and geared toward your concerns and you will be handled discreetly and professionally. Skin will come alive just in time for fall's sweater days. Warwick
Confused about all the new colors? I know. Me too. There are so many releases each season, it's hard to keep up (are smokey eyes still in?). That's why you should cut through the chase (and hype) with a real makeup artist. Book an appointment for a new face and tutorial with the latest in eye shadows, lipsticks, and blushers. Check out emerging foundation formulations and get honest advice from the source. Department stores are booking their crackerjack New York artists now for special boutique days. Or duck into Sephora at Garden City and ask for the in-house makeup artist. You gotta start somewhere.
This is where you'll get the most bang for your buck and a fall-ready brow line too. Threaders and waxers have trained eyes and in just minutes, you'll be set up with the precise shape that looks best on you. Most salons offer waxing but for perfect threading cheap and fast, check out Sukhy's in Warwick. No appointment necessary. In and out. Pawtucket and Johnston
Donna Macdonald is a freelance writer who enjoys covering topics of interest to women, especially fragrance, style, beauty. She has also written marketing material for a women's book that hit the New York Times Bestseller list and netted her an up close and personal discussion on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Donna currently writes her own personal blog, alovelyinconsequence.blogspot.com, where she also writes about issues close to a woman's heart. Donna believes that when a woman finds beauty in the world, she will find beauty in herself.
277 Shrewsbury St., Worcester, MA
Ntrigue specializes in curly hair cuts and uses Ouidad products to keep your locks tame when you head out for the night.
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70 Worcester-Providence Tpke., Millbury, MA
A trip to Orange Salon in Millbury means you will receive a complimentary signature scalp massage, specific hair and scalp treatment, hand and arm massage, and makeup touch up with every beauty service.
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126 Post Salon Spa
126 June St., Worcester, MA
126 Post Salon Spa offers services unique to a salon including: spray tanning and Zoom 2 teeth whitening to get you weekend ready.
376 Chandler St., Worcester, MA
Shi-Shi's is Worcester's "first multi-textural salon" specializing in a "Make Me Over" chemical texturizing service. They also offer an acai deep conditioning masque and a Brazillian blowout smoothing treatment to tame any type of hair.
395 Chandler St Worcester, MA
Salon Exquisite provides an hour-long "Exquisitely Educated Make-up" lesson that comes with a professional application for you to wear out to dinner or dancing.
574 Pleasant St., Worcester, MA
Don't have enough time to be pampered all afternoon? Tu Moda's express spa facials only take about 20 minutes! Choose from Dermalogica's "Eye Rescue" treatment or "Flash Exfoliation" for a quick, effective way to revitalize your skin.
Capelli Avanti Salon
104 Grove Street, Worcester, MA
Capelli Avanti Salon has Goldwell certified colorists and hot oil manicures that will allows you to add some color to your hair and digits before you head out this weekend.
Bellissimo European Day Spa
372 Chandler St., Worcester, MA
Get ready for a night on the town with a friend...or two with Belissimo's "Girls Night Out" group service which offers a signature manicure and pedicure for each member of your party.
Top Shop Salon & Day Spa
1099 Pleasant St., Worcester, MA
Top Shop offers a special "Fassage" which is a light back, foot, and hand massage accompanied by a custom facial - how relaxing!
362 Chandler St., Worcester, MA
Have a special occasion this weekend? Shear Perfection will give you a great updo or blowout to get you ready for your next party or wedding.
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