Drawing on 10 years of epidermal experience, Body Restoration Massage Therapy’s licensed aesthetician Kim Grislis wards off wrinkles with the help of Guinot and Bioelements products. Customers choose from four age-eluding facial treatments designed to smooth wizened faces and work out handfuls of craisins embedded in skin folds.
Voted Best Day Spa 2010 by Rhode Island Monthly readers, Alayne White Spa beautifies and revitalizes guests. The Multivitamin Power Peel targets the face, neck, and décolleté (low-cut areas of the neck) regions, doing away with anti-aging aspirations, and instead adding luminosity to the skin and embracing facial wrinkles like the way a child embraces a ripe watermelon.
In high school, Hillary Adams stumbled upon a PBS TV special about massage therapy that inspired her to experiment with massage techniques on her friends and family. After graduating from college with degrees in English literature and anthropology, she reignited her teenage passion by enrolling at Bancroft School for Massage Therapy. Since completing massage school in 1999, Hillary has become a nationally certified and Rhode Island–licensed massage therapist who uses 100% natural oils and various modalities to treat clients ranging from pain-stricken weekend warriors to an 11-year-old girl receiving her first-ever massage.
Located inside a century-old Victorian home next to the historic Ladd Observatory, Hillary's Providence office reverberates with soothing new-age tunes by Dean Evenson. She also works out of Glow Face & Body Spa, which houses a massage room furnished with modern decor and artwork. Both of Hillary's locations offer ample parking, so guests don't have to worry about finding a place to park their car or stable their griffin.
Cocooned in a rich color scheme of maroon and gold, Ch’i Spa surrounds guests in Asian-inspired décor and intricate wall art. Privacy screens painted with cherry blossoms enshroud treatment beds, creating a peaceful vibe and camouflaging clients from near-sighted tigers.
The staff applies all-natural, organic products to faces and bodies during facials, massages, makeup applications, and waxing services. Samantha Vong, one of the spa's highly trained professionals, earned a spot on Paul Mitchell The School’s prestigious Dean’s List in March of 2010.
Modern paper lanterns and twinkling string lights cast a honey glow on the salon's grape walls and polished wood floors. Amid these cozy accents, mother and son team Paula and Patrick, along with their staff, sculpt confident layers and revamp bland strands with color highlights. Clients may also solicit the salon for beautification services such as facial waxing, brow tinting, and private yoga.
At Ageless Body Sculpting, Dr. Gagliardi––a board-certified obstetrician gynecologist and trained liposuction technician––oversees cosmetic procedures that help clients lose weight and gain confidence. From liposuction to Botox, the clinic offers multiple avenues by which clients may attain healthy and stunning appearances. The facility's weight loss program helps clients lose up to 3 to 7 pounds a week through a specialized diet and one-on-one support from healthcare professionals. Those who desire faster results can trim fat from their neck, arms, abdomen, waist, or thighs with the assistance of SmartLipo, which is less invasive that traditional liposuction and can be performed under local anesthesia. Once contours have been shaped, Dr. Gagliardi and his staff can ensure patients have the confidence to show off their new form by administering laser hair removal treatments, which also free patients from daily shaving rituals and afford them more time to sing in the shower.