Sometimes, proper skincare requires something even more specialized than the skills of a professional aesthetician. That's when Dr. Steven Franks and Kathryn Swanson?a board-certified dermatologist and a board-certified dermatology and family nurse practitioner, respectively?can step in to lend their expertise. At Central Mass Dermatology, the team uses a combination of pharmaceutical-grade products and cutting-edge medical technology in nonsurgical treatments that give clients' skin a natural radiance. Cosmetic laser systems can accomplish a variety of useful tasks, such as ridding the body of unwanted stubble and minimizing the appearance of unsightly spider veins or pigmented lesions. Injectable dermal fillers smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and the center's advanced facial treatments dramatically improve skin tone and texture by exfoliating, moisturizing, and rejuvenating countenances.
At Tangles Salon, a staff of stylists and aestheticians with highly specialized skills turn hair and skin into their canvas, decorating tresses with cuts and styles, color, curling techniques, and extensions. Makeup and eyelash treatments beautify, and nourishing masks and facials soothe faces, with packages for men also available.
Owner Kelly Chisholm of the eponymous Finally Kelly's Salon works with her daughter Kurstyn and a small staff to deliver personalized spa services in private rooms. Kurstyn uses her esthetician expertise to wield Bioelements product, vitamin infusions, and mud masks during a selection of six facial treatments. Stylists can also customize cuts and dyes to flatter men?s and women's face shapes, skin tone, and forehead tattoos.
Aesthetician, massage therapist, nail technician, and yoga teacher are just a few of Tara Swagger's titles. To save time and space, Tara created her own spa with a much shorter name: Taraesthetics. Here, she administers spa services that cater to the body and spirit. Among them are earth-friendly, vegan, and chemical- and paraben-free treatments, such as the custom From the Farm facial, which includes deep herbal cleansing, exfoliation, warm towels, face mask, and a massage. She also offers men's treatments and services that employ seasonal ingredients, such as milk, honey, and holiday-fruitcake extracts.
Each member of the team of professionals at Inspiration Hair Studio and Day Spa specializes in a different facet of beautification. A master hairstylist can carefully place highlights or arrange tresses in an updo for a wedding or black-tie monster-truck rally. An on-staff medical aesthetician renders skin smooth with treatments such as diamond microdermabrasion and full-body exfoliation, and the spa?s massage therapist targets chronic tension with the soothing strokes of Swedish and deep-tissue methods. The spa offers provide both manicures and pedicures as well as being a full service day spa. The multitalented crew also hosts birthday and bachelorette parties after business hours, where the fashionable fetes can be made more festive with the addition of food and wine.
At age 13, Jacqueline designed a science-fair project focused on age management, having developed a fascination for skincare by watching her mother and grandmother go through their daily beauty regimens. As Jacqueline grew up, she took that passion and became a licensed master aesthetician, opening Jacqueline Jase Face & Body Center in 2009. The center is named in part for her mother and grandmother—Jane and Rose—who Jacqueline names as the two most influential women in her life.
Today, Jacqueline fights aging and nourishes skin with facials and herbal wraps, swaddling clients in natural and organic products from brands such as Bioelements. She also applies Nufree Hair Removal to legs and arms to remove unwanted hair, and fastens NovaLash extensions to eyelids to create longer, denser lashes. Realizing a connection between stress and skin deterioration, Jacqueline became a licensed massage therapist in 2010 and now relieves stress and chronic aches with Swedish and deep-tissue modalities.