At Amherst Laser and Skin Care Center, aesthetic treatments go beyond ordinary waxing treatments and cleansing facials. Along with these basic offerings, Dr. Robert Weitzman and his dedicated staff use state-of-the-art lasers for a number of treatments, from banishing unwanted hair to spurring hair growth with a futuristic iGrow laser helmet. Other laser treatments include skin rejuvenation, body sculpting, and tattoo removal.
Aestheticians also incorporate natural and holistic elements into a number of treatments designed to nourish the skin and help maintain a refreshed, youthful appearance. During the microdermabrasion treatment, a DiamondTome wand helps remove dead skin cells. The process can promote new skin cell growth and stimulate collagen while treating fine lines, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and more.
Relaxation reigns supreme at Elements Hot Tub Spa, where reprieve from the daily grind awaits in the form of bubbling hot tubs and the masterful hands of fully licensed massage therapists. Behind the doors of five themed areas, the crystal-clear tubs send toasty tides surging across limbs from up to 108 hydrotherapy jets. Inside the Fire room, visitors sink into 104-degree tubs amid warm tones of burnished slate, whereas out in the Air garden, breezes move tree boughs across stucco walls, replicating the gentle rustling synonymous with nature or book-themed scavenger hunts in a library. Stress sapping is also available through trips to the facility's infrared sauna and steam rooms, and through services such as deep-tissue massages, hot-stone treatments, and chocolate facials.
Massaged therapist Cameron fine-tuned his golden touch at massage schools in both California and Massachusetts. Now drawing on more than six years of experience, he relieves chronic tension out of his own studio, White Birch Massage. Here, clients can request flowing Swedish strokes to promote relaxation, or access lower-layer tension with firm trigger-point and deep-tissue techniques. When not untying muscular knots, Cameron enjoys disk golf, yoga, and running barefoot across the backs of tense giants.
The hairstylists at Millennium Hair Salon design ’dos for men, women, and children with an eye to both form and function. They finish haircuts by working with flatirons and blow dryers and using Keune hair products to keep strands in place. They also craft silky tresses with perms, gild strands with highlights, and use Goldwell colors to imbue coiffures with dimension. When these stylists are not arranging cranial fringe, they skillfully remove unwelcome facial fuzz with warm wax—or go home and talk with friends and family about how they remove unwelcome facial fuzz with warm wax.
Owned by signature stylist Kelli Richardson, Salon Divine delivers friendly service in a warm and lively atmosphere. Customers lamenting the damage done by sandal and iron-gauntlet season can select the mani-pedi combo to keep digits looking dapper. Those more concerned with manicuring harder to reach areas can take full advantage of a Brazilian wax to prepare for glacial-beach season. Or, clients can ease into a padded salon chair for a shampoo, haircut, and blowout. The hair treatment sports quality products by L'Oreal, DevaCurl, and Moroccan Oil to ensure silken threads look superb whatever their natural texture.