Karizma Salon & Spa's staff leave no body area ungroomed—clients can head to this cozy spot for head-to-toe touchups. Hairstylists take it from the top, scissoring hair into new looks and adding dimension with highlights. Massage therapists relax clients with Swedish and hot-stone massage, and nail technicians add gleaming polish to fingers and toes. Aestheticians refresh visages with facials and lash extensions, and waxing techs round out the salon's services, removing hair from both body and face.
There’s no stopping the aging process, short of becoming a vampire or finding the elusive soda fountain of eternal youth. But at Celia's Face & Body, licensed aesthetician Kelley offsets the physical signs of aging with facials that use ingredients such as warm paraffin masks and organic-fruit acids to improve skin’s texture. A line of Yon-Ka Paris products uses marine extracts, fruit acids, and essential oils to further rejuvenate epidermises. Luxurious facial packages can include aromatherapy back scrubs or neck-and-shoulder massages.
Beyond facials, Kelley pampers clients with bodywork sessions such as the citrus body buff, which exfoliates bods with citrus body masks more effectively than running through a lawn sprinkler filled with salt and OJ. The certified massage therapist also soothes achy muscles with massages that can incorporate deep-tissue and hot-stone massage techniques.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard S. Fox applies his Yale training and 25 years of experience to guiding Medispa at Fox Center's range of beauty and anti-aging treatments. His team of aestheticians operate under the philosophy that physical appearance improves the quality of life by boosting confidence. With this philosophy in mind, the team first consults with clients, discussing their beauty goals before administering any customized facials or waxing services. Dr. Fox and Roxanne Pinto, NP handle the center's Botox injections. In addition to revamping skin, the team also eases clients into blissful states of relaxation with therapeutic and hot-stone massages.
On her journey from a student’s chair at the Vidal Sassoon Academy to her new owner’s perch at Salon Ell, hairstylist and owner Kelly Almeida accumulated 10 years of technique and an acute knack for contemporary styling. Haircuts, coloring, and texturizing may be the marquee attractions at the salon, but Rosa, the in-house aesthetician, holds her own with a spate of facials that rectify wrinkles and monocle scars and bring the skin to a youthful glow. Makeup artists and manicurists add finishing touches with cosmetics and classic mani-pedis, and waxing technicians make sure no unwanted hairs peek through bathing suits, tank tops, or fake mustaches.
Salon owner and licensed cosmetologist Sue Lafferty draws cosmetic wisdom from nearly a quarter century in the beauty business as she leads her team of certified stylists and service providers. Stylists subject men's and women's manes to cuts and conditioning with high-quality products from lines such as the botanically based Biolage. Light-cured hues from Light Concept Nails color fingertips in a resin designed by German chemists to resist chipping and better grip the steering wheels of racecars. Facials cleanse and refresh skin while eyelash extensions are skillfully applied to further beautify newly radiant faces. In addition to these services, she offers gel nails and lash extensions.
Four Elements Salon & Spa establishes a sense of serenity before treatments even commence. While reclining on plush leather couches in the waiting room, guests can warm up their contented-sigh muscles over mugs of coffee and tea, or peruse the spa's selection of jewelry and handmade headbands. Staff members then lead the way into either the salon—where stylists create new 'dos via haircuts and highlights—or private treatment rooms, where low lighting casts a warm glow on cozy treatment beds and vases of fresh flowers. Aestheticians offer a full range of skin services, including facials and waxing, and licensed massage therapists knead away stress.