It’s always nice to find a place that will take care of all of your beauty needs under one roof. From facials and massages to manicures, pedicures and hair coloring, Pyara Spa & Salon does it all.
Photo Credit: Christine Perkins
Christine Perkins, owner of Pyara Spa & Salon, which has two locations (Cambridge and Burlington, MA) and her team of Aveda hair specialists will get your brown, red or blonde tresses looking their best.
Photo Credit: Pyara Aveda
We caught up recently with Christine to find out what she loves most about Boston.
Where were you born? Somerville, NJ
How long in Boston? Since I was three
Where do you live now? Lexington, MA
Occupation? Salon/Spa Owner
Favorite Restaurant: Deuxave
Best Sushi: Billy Tse
Best Italian: Bella Vista
Best Dessert: Finale (Boston cream cake)
Best Place for a Romantic Date: Mandarin Orient lounge. The drink menu alone will have you figure out what the guy’s relationship comfort level is!
Best Sunday Brunch: Abe and Louie’s
Best Place for a Power Business Meeting: Toscano’s
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Probably the W, so you are close to action.
Favorite Shopping Venue/Boutique: Saks shoe department hands down. Simone is a goddess.
Best Place to Buy Jewelry/Watches: Long’s. Easy and everywhere with a varied selection and the best hospitality.
Best Spa: Pyara, of course.
Favorite Charity Event: Green Carpet: Aveda’s annual Trashion Show to raise money for earth month, partnering with Clean Ocean Action.
Favorite Cultural Event: Crazy earth month event run by all the local Aveda salons during April
Favorite Cultural Institution: Honestly the streets of Boston; if you don’t absorb history and culture just walking around you are missing so much!
Best Steakhouse: MOOO
Best Pizza: Regina’s (what can I say I’m a local purist)
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Btone Pilates
Best Massage: Stress Fix Aveda massage. So relaxing!
Best Driving Service: UBER
Best Museum/Exhibit: Museum of Science. So much tradition to share with my kids.
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Freedom Trail. Obsessed with how cool our city is and love being reminded we come from a long line of bad-asses.
Describe Boston in three words: history, strength, community
All-around favorite locale in Boston, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other: Copley Square. The old world charm and beauty put me in awe and make me take a moment to reflect each time I am there.
Best aspect of Boston: Boston is a big city with a small town attitude. The people here are tough to get to know but once you do they are loyal to a fault which adds to our strong sense of community and bonds. I love when you meet someone, and then they know someone you know, and so on and so forth, into the six degrees of separation, and suddenly you’re best friends!