Any client that commissions the services of Group Beauté places their aesthetic goals in the hands of four very capable women. Over her 20 years of international experience, makeup artist Alicia Zefta's work has appeared in a who’s who of high fashion that includes the pages of Vogue and runway shows for Yves Saint Laurent. But bridal makeup is where she really excels, as she possesses a unique knack for interpreting her clients' desires and carefully studies their natural beauty to design personal styles. Aesthetician Elvira McCloskey also carries more than two decades of experience and specializes in treating skin plagued with acne, signs of age, or sun damage. Shikora Hill, a graduate of the Paris Fashion Institute, and Tomirys Calderon, who spent years working fashion events, also call on years of training to bring out their patrons' features with the art of cosmetics.
Beyond their prowess for bringing out each face's innate elegance, the beauty quartet polishes up other features with services such as personal cosmetics shopper, spa parties, spray tanning and hairstyling. Clients looking for more long-lasting fixes can invest in permanent makeup, lash extensions, or makeup workshops, where the Group Beauté team shares the techniques they’ve learned over the years, such as how to create looks appropriate for work, evening, and Blue Man Group auditions.
The highly trained staff at HLC Med Advanced Laser and Skin Care harnesses futuristic technology and its own line of products for services that heal, rejuvenate, and beautify. In the guffawing face of father time, technicians roll up their sleeves and unholster their lasers, blasting away acne scarring, rosacea, or hyperpigmentation with the Radiancy SpectraClear system. A chilled-tip laser uproots party-crashing hair from any skin type, and a Q-switched KTP YAG laser sends sun spots packing. Custom chemical peels stimulate cell renewal and collagen production to fill out fine lines, and radio-frequency devices firm up skin and smooth out cellulite. The center also offers services for men, including laser treatments for razor bumps, back-hair removal, and a gentleman's facial that moisturizes faces more effectively than head-butting Poseidon.
The specialists at American Skin Care focus on eliminating skin issues with advanced technology and products from Pevonia, PCA Skin, GlyMed, and Catherine Hinds. A trained esthetician commences each treatment with a thorough skin analysis, which helps to pinpoint areas of concern. Estheticians then craft a customized beauty plan, which can incorporate facials, body treatments, or staring contests against Snow White’s mirror. Of the many services offered, the American Skin Care technicians boast four body treatments that can further nourish the skin, such as the exfoliating sea-salt glo treatment that’s infused with essential oils and performed in a steam room.
Kathi and Anthony Jeannetti of Anthony Fredrick Salon & Day Spa have lived in the Dedham area their whole lives. Their strong local ties are evident in the warm, convivial atmosphere of their salon, where they welcome guests from near and far with a host of custom hair, skin, and nail services. In slight contrast to the salon’s down-home vibes is its décor, which evokes an element of the exotic with its hanging lamps and a mosaic-lined mirror that would be at home in a Mondrian painting.
Those decorative touches serve to illuminate and reflect the sleek tresses shaped by a staff of professional stylists, who clip hair into fashionable cuts before locking in moisture with MoroccanOil conditioners. The spa’s aestheticians and massage therapists practice their craft in the relaxing confines of private treatment rooms, where Pevonia Skincare's natural ingredients nourish pores during facials, and smooth strokes reduce stresses in one of four modalities: Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and pregnancy. Calming music enhances the spa’s soothing beauty treatments, drowning out the buzz of overworked minds and the honking of cars pacing impatiently in the parking lot.
The goal of each hair-extension service at Armando Cassano Hair Studio is to have clients leave looking like they don’t have extensions at all. Of course, hair will look fuller and longer, but it will also look natural thanks to So.Cap. Original products. These carefully selected, natural-hair extensions are pieced together so that strands fall facing the same direction and look like real hair. In fact, all of the services at Armando Cassano are this meticulous, thanks to detail-oriented staffers who apply makeup, cut hair, brush on new hair colors, and straighten strands with Brazilian keratin treatments. The staff also offers bridal-beauty packages, which, along with pampering on the big day, include makeup and hair tests and root touch-ups.
The hot-stone massages that accompany the signature manicures and pedicures at Nail Studio are just one example of how the staff blends their treatments to transcend expectations. Surrounded by dandelion-colored walls and privacy curtains, clients can indulge in these treatments along with a host of similarly relaxing services designed by the spa’s nail and waxing specialists. Nails take center stage during Diva Treatment pedicures that soothe skin with warm paraffin wax and decorate nail beds with options that include acrylic powder or liquid gel. Waxing services remove unwanted strands quickly, and aestheticians customize their facial treatments to remove dead skin cells or war paint leftover from the previous day’s conquest.
Equipped with Aveda's botanically based products, Terra Spa's team of aestheticians rejuvenates skin and coddles bodies with facials, massages, mani-pedis, waxes, and other beautifying services. Aestheticians draw on their training with Aveda and SkinCeuticals products while performing Aveda's Elemental nature facial, which combines product mixtures with kneading techniques and Aveda rituals. Each treatment is specifically tailored to individual conditions, such as wrinkles, dryness, and excessive oil. Meanwhile, Aveda makeup and Shavasana eyelash extensions are called upon to ready clients for nights on the town.
Terra Spa's small boutique lends itself to one-on-one attention as the staff balances chakras through massages. Combining deep-tissue techniques on the back with reflexology on the feet and Aveda's Chakra Balancing blend, the treatment leaves patrons walking away stress-free and energized.