As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
The technicians at LASERcenters New York, Brewster continually seek out the most effective and comfortable tools available for their laser hair removal treatments. Their technology of choice: Candela’s GentleLase laser, whose dynamic cooling device soothes and protects skin with sprays of cryogen. The laser’s gentle, long-pulse light passes harmlessly through skin, destroys hair follicles, then leaves without leaving a speck of evidence behind for hair detectives. The duration of each treatment and the number of treatments necessary vary depending on individuals’ hair type.
A seat in one of the black leather chairs at Accenté Salon is a ticket to a new look. From a fresh haircut to a smoothing keratin treatment, the salon's expert stylists have the skills to make envisioned looks a reality. They also have high-quality Redken products to help them do the job, whether that's painting on sun-kissed highlights or arranging a fanciful updo. In 2013, the salon got a makeover of its own, with new renovations upping both the chicness and comfort.
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Backed by their intensive training and certification in venous-disease treatment, Dr. Alex Afshar and his team beautify skin and reduce discomfort with minimally invasive treatments. After one-on-one consultations, the medical professionals shrink varicose vascular tissue with laser or radiofrequency ablation, or help banish spider veins with sclerotherapy injections. In addition to promoting healthy veins, the staff at Vein Institute of Connecticut restores youthful tones to facial spaces with Juvéderm and Botox, and boosts the body's natural defenses against dust and eye-pokes with Latisse eyelash supplements.