After a year of living in the corporate-communications world, Sabita knew she needed to change paths. Like a baseball player who runs to first every time he swings, she felt herself becoming too aggressive. In order to reconnect with her inner empathy and sense of place in the world, she decided to commit herself to taking care of others. With that desire in mind, she became a massage therapist and holistic-health counselor and opened the Sabita Holistic Center in 2003 to surround herself with like-minded professionals.
Celebrating their 10th year of business, Sabita and her staff heal guests of all ages and needs with holistic techniques, such as guided meditation, massages specifically tailored to elderly guests, and self-esteem workshops. In addition to leading the classes and workshops, doctors meet with guests to prescribe holistic treatment plans that incorporate Western and Eastern methods. The center even purveys its own beverage: Sabita Tea. It's a kosher-certified organic line that comes in varieties such as peppermint white tea, nutmeg white, and anise—which comes from the eponymous seed-producing plant.
At Shelton-Saxe Aesthetics, the road to supple skin is paved with customized masks, nourishing vitamins, and repairing enzymes. Andrea Ward, the center’s aesthetician, spent eight years at the luxurious Bellagio hotel and spa in Las Vegas creating in-depth facials for guests. Here, she offers high-end hospitality with a clinical edge, customizing treatments to each client's skin type regardless of whether she’s using natural enzymes to repair past skin damage or aromatherapy oils to enliven the senses. Aside from the extensive menu of facials, Shelton-Saxe Aesthetics offers therapeutic massage and waxing services.
Spa Di Bellezza’s owner Pia Lauren revitalizes waning exteriors with tailored treatments and all-natural elixirs culled from her own line of personally blended skincare products. She bring close to 30 years of beauty-industry experience to her work, creating skincare regimens for all types of complexions and clients of all ages. The spa menu also includes body treatments, such as waxing and Cavi-Lipo slimming, in addition to ear candling and mani-pedis.
The seasoned tress trimmers at Intrigue Hair Salon tame unruly locks using top-notch haircare products and fashion-forward techniques drawn from New York and London. Ladies looking to revamp their hairdos can get a design and cut ($60+) or shampoo and blow-dry ($35+), and rugged-maned men can get a thorough head edit with a men's cut ($35+).
Though Crystal began her career in salons, she eventually realized that she wanted to take a more personal approach to beautification, with higher stakes. Her talent for prepping brides-to-be pointed her toward a new business: a traveling team, consisting of herself and assistants, that beautifies brides for their wedding day. Her team moves across Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut to visit clients in their homes or wedding venues.
Crystal's services range from detailed hairstyling to traditional and airbrush makeup applications for small and large wedding parties alike. She and her assistants even perform touchups throughout the day, ensuring that the bride's features are always flattered. She also offers à la carte haircuts, color treatments, and makeup appointments.
Helmed by Dr. Elan B. Singer, The Cosmetic Boutique combines a high-end beauty and cosmetics shop with med-spa treatments. The shop is stocked with a roster of natural, paraben-free, and organic makeup and skincare products, including offerings from Jane Iredale and Mario Badescu, which are ready to help patrons enhance their faces and bodies or beautify their pet parakeet. The staff wields these products, among others, when lavishing clients with the shop's line of facials, makeup applications, and body treatments. In addition to spa services, the on-staff doctor performs more permanent procedures including laser hair removal, spider-vein removal, and Botox injections.