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Boston's Best Places To Get A Makeover

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Boston has some absolutely fantastic beauty boutiques, hair salons and spas that are perfect for revealing a whole new, well almost new, you! Everyone deserves a makeover now and then. Not only will the following businesses make you look better; they will make you feel fantastic and lift your spirits. So no matter what services you choose for a makeover, you will walk out of the salon with a whole new outlook.

Follain Beacon Hill
65 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
(857) 233-5211

Follain is a super smart place to get a makeover. Not only does the small boutique specialize in healthy, non-toxic cosmetics, Follain also employs some of the city's most talented makeup artists, including Sarah Adams and Jeannie Vincent. Of the two Boston stores, Follain's Beacon Hill store contains the most makeup products, so that is the best place to go for a whole new look. Follain is especially good at creating a supernatural dewey "no-makeup" look that reveals an enhanced version of yourself. Recreate their looks at home by registering for one of their monthly makeup tutorial events!

Roffi Salon
134 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-9600

Roffi Salon is a chic Newbury Street hair studio and spa with an incredible word of mouth reputation. It is considered a coveted go-to around town for both men and women. No matter what you go to Roffi for (a makeup application, a blowout, a facial), you will definitely feel prettier than when you walked in.

Balans Spa
216 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 424-1500

Balans Spa is the perfect destination for a makeover of mind, body and spirit. Their location on Newbury Street has a very zen-like atmosphere and specializes in healing practices and non-toxic cosmetics. Visit for a facial, a makeup application, floatation therapy or even massage. A real makeover shines from the inside out, so it is important that you don't limit your makeover to lipstick and a haircut!

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840 Summer St.
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 269-8999

Sarra in South Boston has received a lot of buzz since it opened, including being mentioned in the Globe and various beauty magazines. The atmosphere of the salon is warm and welcoming, even though it is actually a converted warehouse building. The owner and founder, Lauren Genatossio, saw the potential of the space and turned it into a fantastic beauty parlor known around the city for giving the best brow makeover. In addition to giving everyone the most fierce eyebrows, Sarra also offers other types of makeovers including facials, glycolic peels and makeup applications using Lauren's signature cosmetic line, only sold at Sarra.

G2O Spa and Salon
278 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-2220
G2O Spa and Salon is another great option for a makeover, and, of course, it is also located in Boston's Back Bay on Newbury Street. They are especially known for their fantastic facials. They offer them based on brands/product lines or skin type; the choice is yours. The spa is full service, featuring a locker room with modern features like a steam room and clean showers. G2O is Boston's first "green" spa!

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Cameron Bruns is the founder of and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston's North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on

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