Flammia Beauty Supply US Map & Phone & Address
• 363 Highland Ave. Somerville;(617) 628-0249 Flammia is not necessarily a discounter, but it does sell beauty products in professional-size large quantities, making for some very good deals. After all, if you shampoo every day, why not buy it a liter at a time? Especially when you can get such a bottle for $3.95, in a variety of brands. You may be spending that much on a smaller size now. The store does not advertise itself to the public, “but we don’t turn them away,” the clerk noted.
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They also carry a generic copies of expensive name brands like Nexxus, for about half the price of the real thing. The recipe is the same! And you’ll find everything you’ll need for nail sculpturing and hair styling. Open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 RM. til 5 on Saturdays.
• CambridgeSide Galleria,
Cambridge; (617) 252-3352
• Meadow Glen Mall, Medford;(617) 396-8430
Perfumania is a national chain of 150 stores (and growing); their vast buying power enables them to sell top-name designer perfumes for men and women at cut-rate prices. You can save big on names like Elizabeth Taylor’s “Passion” and Cher’s “Uninhibited,” as well as colognes by Alfred Sung, Paco Rabanne, Ralph Lauren, Paloma Picasso, Halston, and many others. Price tags are color-coded to show you which bottles are selling at 20%, 40%, and 60% off.
Sample as many of these as you like; the staff is extremely knowledgeable and relaxed. The scents are sprayed onto special papers, which are then labeled for you with the respective brand; this way, you don’t walk out of the store wearing ten contrasting fragrances.
The store also specializes in boxed gift sets; again, at up to half-off or more. In many cases, you can get a cologne set, with extras like matching lotion or shower gel (or whatever), for the same price as the perfume alone. Some even come prewrapped! There are some cosmetic gift sets as well, such as eye shadow color kits. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 9:30 P.M. Sundays 11-7.