While most of his peers were concentrating on their senior year of high school, 17-year-old Steven Bengelsdorf kept an eye toward the future and accepted a spot in Boston University’s prestigious six-year medical program. Fifteen years later, the gifted youth has transformed into an experienced physician who oversees a staff of nurses and medical aestheticians at The Franklin Center for Skin & Laser Surgery.
Dr. Bengelsdorf and his staff believe that minimally invasive treatments—chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and light-based therapy, to name a few—can rejuvenate the face just as effectively as surgical procedures and bobbing for live electrical wires. Personal consultations and examinations typify the individual approach they take to each treatment, and Dr. Bengelsdorf’s dedication to innovation has resulted in the facility’s penchant for technologically advanced solutions.
The Ritz Salon's stylists cut and trim the locks of men and women, often using balayage, a French hair-painting technique, to tint strands. Aestheticians completely remove hair during facial waxes and slough off dead skin with microdermabrasion crystals. They further rid your body of unwanted entities with ionic footbaths that detoxify and reduce the need for family members to wear hazmat suits around you.
The stylists at Salon Atash Hair & Brow Bar combine Middle Eastern practices with sophisticated style to transform above-the-shoulder beauty with haircare and eyebrow services. Inside the salon, stylists cut and style hair, adding drama with vibrant color and dimension with partial and full highlights. At the brow bar, stylists perfect arches with waxing, threading, and makeup.
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There is no follicle too wispy or fuzz too peachy to avoid Rochelle Pappas, Brooke Sweet, and their professional waxen maidens at Wax Nashville. As they like to chant in unnervingly deep Latin during their pre-day huddle: if it has hair, it can be made bare. A sleek visage is easily acquired with a brow wax, cover, and fill ($35), or lip and chin wax ($12 each). Remove cumbersome hair weight in time for the Tour de France with a full leg wax ($70), underarms wax ($25), or full arm wax ($50). Or prepare for a toasty poolside afternoon with a bikini wax ($40) or Brazilian wax ($75). Dudes, meanwhile, can de-scraggle their back, neck, or shoulders ($65), streamline their chest ($50), or find out how the other half lives with a BROzilian ($125). Wax's careful and pleasant skin-slickers will target each area's overgrowth and diligently weed it out in a calm, serene environment that puts the mind at ease. This relaxed mind translates into a relaxed body right down to the tips of each follicle—loosening hair's viselike grip on the skin and making it easier and less painful to pluck out.