At La Casa Spa, the signature facial consists of multiple parts?cleansing exfoliation, extractions as needed, and a face and neck massage. The facials, meanwhile, incorporate products that amp up the skin's moisture barrier, keeping complexions vibrant through the colder months or too much time spent sitting in directly front of the air conditioner. The spa complements their facials with other services, too, from relaxing massages to eyelash extensions that add mascara-free drama to lashlines.
Tina Malooly-McCaffrey—a sufferer of severe acne with a family history of skin cancer—has devoted her career to learning about dermis health, and she founded Advanced Skincare in 1989 to help patrons realize dreams of glowing complexions. The licensed cosmetologist, massage therapist, laser technician, and skincare educator has gathered a team of licensed and certified pampering professionals to rejuvenate facades. With every service, from anti-aging facials to microdermabrasion treatments to help blast away dead skin cells and outdated "Vote for Lincoln" henna tattoos, the staff assesses skin and health for personalized treatment plans. Beyond skincare, the beauty experts also apply professional-level makeup and administer advanced IPL hair removal for the entire body to save clients the hassle of waxing, tweezing, or rolling on a pile of Velcro.
At Zeba, which translates as the Persian word for beauty, aestheticians introduce a few Asian pampering techniques to its American clients, including threading, persian-cold-wax treatments, and henna tattooing. Its stylists work to find each customer's ideal brow shape and carefully remove the rest through the ancient practice of threading. Hair's also removed using persian cold wax on larger areas. And artists create beautiful designs using henna, which can last up to a few weeks.
The Salon at GLOW splits its insides between a hair salon and tanning salon. Over on the hair end, stylists cuts classic and modern styles on children and adults. The stylists infuse strands with new all-over hues and add pops of color with highlights and ombre-effect dye jobs. On the tanning side, private rooms offer three levels of tanning beds outfitted with face panels that ensure ears and tonsils are equally darkened during each 12-minute session; a standup booth tans skins using 180-watt bulbs for eight minutes at a time.
The warmly lit Whitinsville Wellness Center & Spa combines the comforts of complimentary herbal teas with the conscience-clearing joys of eco-friendly products. Whenever possible, the spa's technicians adhere to this standard by relying on products infused with 100 percent natural and organic ingredients. Such products are used in a variety of services, from rejuvenating facials to relaxing Swedish and deep-tissue massages. The center even promotes holistic wellness by offering yoga classes in an onsite studio filled with natural, free-trade oxygen.
Though the enclosed porch might fool visitors into thinking they're entering a family home rather than a salon, Bauhous soon flashes its cutting-edge style credentials by showing off such contemporary treatments as Brazilian blowouts and Bio Ionic hair straightening. In front of a single long mirror that stretches across multiple stations, stylists brandish high-end products from Rusk, Paul Mitchell, Iso, and Chi, which lend luster to locks without the neck strain associated with gold-plated doo-rags. Bauhous’s staff also ousts unwanted fuzz from brows, bikini lines, backs, and legs with body and facial waxing