Licensed massage therapist Helen Proulx has been untying knotted muscles for eight years. Her specializations include Swedish and deep-tissue massage, which includes long, gliding strokes and more pressurized kneading, respectively. In her capable hands, mothers-to-be find relief from aches and tension during prenatal massages. Each massage session can easily be customized to concentrate on a specific part of the body.
SMART TAN SALONS FasterSafer UVplus earns its acclaim by sun-kissing hides with an array of tanning services, from beds and facial tanners to UV-free spray tanning. An educated staff of body bronzers guides patrons to their best tanning option after a complimentary skin-type analysis, which determines skin sensitivity and penchant for turning sunshine into superpowers. One of the beds, standup booths, or facial tanners gently shades skin with high-pressure bulbs while keeping bodies cool with air-conditioning, entertaining ears with iPod music selections, and boosting the tongue's self-esteem with voice-guided controls. Alternatively, spray booths coat skin in an even, natural-looking bronze without UV rays. Clients relax amid the cosmopolitan vibes emanating from the stone mantel fireplace and leather couches and take advantage of complimentary amenities such as towels, aromatherapy, and manicure UV protectors to ensure that painted finger portraits of Winston Churchill don't fade.
At East Side Aesthetics, cosmetic and dermatological experts help clients assume younger looks with cutting-edge aesthetic treatments. The cooling hand piece on the Cutera CoolGlide laser equipment helps minimize discomfort as it uses laser heat to remove unwanted body hair. To further beautify skin, the staff utilizes other laser technology to diminish everything from wrinkles to discoloration. Imperfections such as sun damage, broken capillaries, and age spots surrender their hold on skin when put up against the clinic’s IPL photorejuvenation treatments, which are effective on several different areas including the face, chest, neck, and hands. Laser-free services include microdermabrasion treatments, lactic peels, and facials that combat acne, excess oil, and fine lines.
Becky at The Beauty Lounge at Magnolia prettifys digits with Akzentz gels and OPI and Zoya nail polishes. The technician files away rough edges with sweeps of an emery board, and a gentle soak softens cuticles and allows fingers to perfect swimming-pool handshakes. A warm paraffin hand treatment hydrates parched pointers, and a rousing hot-towel massage tickles toes and eases tension from overwrought arches. Coats of polish bedeck nails in glossy color to complete the 90-minute spa mani-pedi. Steady hands carefully glaze finger caps with a base coat, two layers of Luxio by Akzentz soak-off gel polish, and a top coat, which cure under a UV light and instantly dry to resist chips, smudges, and the urge to clink finger cymbals for up to three weeks.
Susan Ferri has picked up many styling skills over the course of her 15-year career. She?s adept at applying color and highlights, texturizing hair, and cutting mops into fashionable dos that complement both face shape and skin tone. Certified in the Marcia Teixeira Brazilian Keratin Treatment, Susan also diminishes frizz with a long-lasting smoothing treatment that leaves strands as soft as a gosling after it?s been fluffed in the dryer. Susan works inside Hair-N-Now alongside a team of talented hair stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians.