Now that 2018 is here, don’t you think you deserve a little something special to wrap up the holiday season? Over here at Nift, we’re pretty sure 2018 is going to be your year, and what better way to kick it off than with a fresh, new look? Split ends and chipped nails are so 2017, so enter the year of the dog with a refreshed version of you–with a little local help, of course. Whether you want a total makeover, a simple hair trim, or just a little pampering, nothing boosts confidence like a trip to the salon. Here are a few suggestions of loyal Nift partners, located in the Boston and Providence areas, that would be more than happy to help.

Suite Tart At Suite Tart, style editor Lulu Locks leads a team (Team Tart!) of enthusiastic hair and makeup professionals. The studio, a collaborative space for stylists and fashion designers, follows a mission to integrate modern fashion trends into traditional techniques, giving each and every customer the chance to “Be a Bombshell.” Suite Tart has been recognized as “Best Salon” by both Rhode Island Monthly and Providence Phoenix. Their customers will confirm that they live up to the title. If you don’t believe it, visit their blog and go see for yourself! 150 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903  

Organix Spa & Salon This salon was formed around the concept that we must “take care of ourselves first so we may take better care of others.” They mean all kinds of care. They impress each client with their mastery of hair, nails, makeup, facials, waxing, lashes, spray tans, and even laser treatments. Organix takes beauty a step further though, providing massage, reflexology, and reiki treatments to help you glow both inside and out. By employing stylists across all age ranges, Organix can help customers feel beautiful and appropriate in their own skin. Stop by and congratulate them on their 20th anniversary in business! 93 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730

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Twirl Hair Studio This salon believes in easy beauty. Not only does Twirl excel at hair, makeup, waxing, threading, and spray tanning, but the stylists are always sure to educate you on how to keep up the your new look. At Twirl you can be sure that you’ll leave the salon with a look that you can manage and maintain. Because a trip to Twirl will likely leave you wanting to return again and again, they offer monthly membership packages, from regular cuts to unlimited services. Now that’s a resolution you can keep! 19 Sanderson Rd, Smithfield RI, 02917 

Avanti Salon If chic is your thing, look no further than Avanti Salon on Boston’s Newbury St. Eighteen stylists and aestheticians bring different backgrounds and specialties to ensure that your individual preferences are accommodated. Not sure what to do with your hair? Just ask! Let their expert, dedicated hair artists help you find the the perfect new look—cuts, blowouts, and color treatments are just the beginning. At Avanti, it’s all about the customer, from the moment you walk in the door. 20 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

Salon Deniz After 30 years of experience, owner Deniz has fine tuned the requirements of extraordinary execution and never-ending improvement at this Cumberland, RI salon. Employing the latest hair, skin, and nail technologies, this salon is built around relationships. Their core value is to create a bond between customer and stylist,  based on trust, allegiance, and mutual respect. Salon Deniz firmly believes that “beauty is everywhere” and they’re available six days a week to show you yours. 387 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 

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Cut-splice Owner Grant Paquin opened Cut-Splice in an effort to leave behind the big-salon attitude of pumping customers through the door (“acting more like a salesman than a stylist”). Cut-Splice focuses instead on the care and attention that each customer deserves. With a hand-selected staff that is dedicated to the art of hair, Grant and his stylists have collectively racked up over 100 years of hair-cutting experience and they’re eager to provide a down-to-earth urban shop for women and men. (You hear that guys? 2018 applies to you too!) 197 8th St #700, Boston, MA 02129