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They say to arrive two hours before your flight for a smooth check-in—though at Logan, sometimes not even four hours is enough to beat traffic, inch through the tunnel, and elbow through security before literally running to catch the plane. But, should you have the good fortune of arriving with time to spare, you may be wondering what lives around the bend of your terminal. Each of our airport's four terminals have something to do that trumps people watching over awful snacks you got from Hudson News. Here are the shops and beauty services that go beyond the duty free store (which is worth visiting too!).
L'Occitane: This French beauty brand is a mall mainstay and is well loved for its soaps, lotions, and anti-aging products. Since it's located post-security, it is a good spot to grab beauty items larger than 3 ounces to tote on vacation that are superior to the hotel ones at your destination.
Alex and Ani: Jewelry freaks can appreciate the mix-and-match nature of Alex and Ani's charm bracelets, made in America from eco-friendly materials. Might serve as a great hostess gift or souvenir given that the company is based in Rhode Island.
Sunglass Hut: Forgot your sunnies or crushed them on your way to the airport? Pick up another pair here from Ray-Ban, Oakley, Tom Ford, and more.
XpresSpa: From manicures to waxing, know that you can fit in several beauty services that you didn't have time to squeeze in before departure. Want to soothe your feet during a layover? They do foot massage too.
Automatic Apparel vending machine (Terminal E) via Facebook
Be Relax: Another terminal, another spa. Be Relax is a sleek spa offering massages, mani/pedis (an express version is available), waxing, and anti-jet lag facials. You can also snag OPI polishes, sleep pillows, and eye masks to go.
Vineyard Vines: Shop the preppy classics at Vineyard Vines to replace any items you forgot to pack or to bring along an appropriate New England gift.
Classique Salon: Sure, it's not a Newbury Street salon, but Classique works on complete hair and manicure services for women, men, and children. It's located pre-security, so a non-flying friend can tag along, and walk-ins are welcome.
Automatic Apparel: Based in Boston, Automatic Apparel hops on board the clothing vending machine trend. With all items under $15, you can easily shop tees, ballet flats, headphones, and more on-the-go.
· Inside the Airport [Massport]
· Travel Week 2013 [Racked Boston]