At Electrolysis Clinic & Laser, Teri Wians and Liz Sterk marshal the focused power of light and science to bring about dramatic aesthetic change. The center's LightSheer laser system harnesses laser-light energy to noninvasively zap the follicles, closing down hair production in the same way the FDA closed down the Broadway hit, Mountain of Unrefrigerated Raw Meat: The Musical. Alternatively, electrolysis treatments target stubble of any hue—including blond, gray, and red—and erase it with a combination of high-frequency heat and magic.
Silky curtains, damask artwork, and earth-toned candles set the mood at A Healer’s Hand, where the staff massage therapists and aesthetician fuse Eastern healing techniques and Western beauty treatments. On top of waxing and reiki, they specialize in prenatal massages that help relieve tension on weight-bearing joints and ease emotional stress that can be caused by pregnancy.
Licensed aesthetician Marie Cerrajero brings a wealth of experience in the art of beautification and skincare to her focused, one-on-one spa. Previously the owner of Escape du Monde in Fitchburg, Marie opted to scale down the size of her practice so that she could administer more custom services to each client, such as the herbology body texturizer, European facials, or Brazilian waxes. Throughout each skincare service, Marie spritzes clients with professional Dermalogica products. These products eschew all irritants, oils, and alcohols that can cause the skin to break out or the skin’s owner to break out in song in court. Patrons can continue their skincare regimens at home by shopping Marie’s shelves, which she stocks with the full Dermalogica line.
The threading experts at The Brow Boutique specialize in threading—a hair-removal method that originated in Southeast Asia and India more than 2,000 years ago. At the beauty salon, the techs roll a special cotton thread over areas of the face and neck to remove unwanted hair and sculpt brows. Afterward, they spread a cooling aloe-vera gel on the treatment area to soothe skin. Clients with sensitive skin often prefer threading to waxing and tweezing. For an informative video on threading, click here.
When it comes to its clients' skin, hair, and nails, Salon Rue Cler only trusts gentle, plant-based products. For hair, that means organic curling and coloring serums, Eurfora organic aloe base with essential oils and Moroccan organic Argan oil, which is a certified organic. For skin, the salon uses Pevonia Botanica products, which rely on all-natural ingredients, and the handcrafted WoodSprite Organic Body line. And during nail treatments, techs rely on SpaRitual nail lacquers, which consist of only vegan components.
Foxy's Salon Hair and Wax Specialist LLC owner and cosmetologist Pamela Fox takes pleasure in making others look their best. “Helping people feel good about themselves and brightening their day is what inspires me,” she states on her website. She's a jack-of-all-beauty-trades who can do services from flattering haircuts to feather extensions to body waxing that can leave faces baby smooth and turn hairy backs into a clean canvas or your very own hair-lined maze.