In January this year, a new nail salon opened in a neighbourhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. I glanced through the window while walking past one day and was captivated by the gorgeous interior, but it also looked like an establishment I assumed I couldn’t afford to patronise — I was wrong. The first time I ventured inside, I was actually in tears from an upsetting phone call; I left feeling so much better, comforted by the ambiance and stellar nail service (plus the tea and sweets they offered me ❤ ). I became a repeat client and, after singing the salon’s praises to my friends enough times, recently went back to document the experience. Come along with me into this hidden gem!
Since my first death by Brazilian some years ago, I’ve favoured the hair removal method for its silky and long-lasting results. The process is notoriously painful and, generally, costly; the latter for good reason, given that it’s a luxury on the part of the client and requires very intimate contact from the provider. Between Boston rent prices and my generation supposedly draining our income on avocado toast (eye roll), my finances do not allow for upkeep as regularly as I’d prefer. But they say necessity is the mother of invention — so, I decided to do it myself.