After graduating from the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics, Jenelle Paris went on to become a certified eyelash extensionist as well as a MAC-trained makeup artist. With this experience, Jenelle has been able to establish Beauty Couture by Jenelle, her intimate boutique spa. At her beauty haven, clients lounge amongst vintage European-inspired décor. Jenelle and her team evoke each client's inner beauty through the aid of aesthetic treatments and massage services. Aestheticians reach for the advanced biotechnology of Neocutis skincare products as they perform peels blended from glycolic acid and enzymes. The Neocutis "Processed Skin Cell Proteins (PSP)" mixture of skin nutrients includes cytokines, growth factors, and antioxidants to achieve optimal results. Beauty Couture also specializes in eyelash extensions. A synthetic silk blend is used to create each mink eyelash extension adhered to the eyelid's original lashes while the spa's resident aesthetic nurse specialist reverses signs of aging with Botox, Belotero, Radiesse, and Juvederm injections.
Having trained extensively in Europe and across the United States, Angelbare founder Shahla Whitmore combines the latest permanent-makeup techniques with her own knack for artistry. Inside her Wellesley studio, Shahla draws upon more than a decade of experience to trace lips and eyes with dramatic liners so you'll know where they go if they ever fall off. Shahla’s big heart is as impressive as her considerable talent—she offers complimentary scar camouflage treatments and services to children who have lost their eyebrows for medical reasons.
The staff at Pigmenta Permanent Cosmetics believes that beauty should be effortless, which is why they've curated a selection of services designed to minimize time in front of the makeup mirror. Permanent makeup artist Julia enhances eyes and lips with hypoallergenic ion-oxide pigments custom-matched to the client’s skin-tone and cosmetic preference. Instead of relying on a machine or stencils, Julia performs the tattoo-like procedure by hand, allowing her to impart a soft, natural look and even mimic the look of individual eyebrow hairs. Meanwhile, lash specialists enhance flutterers with everything from semi-permanent extensions to lash dipping—a process that allows clients to ditch their mascara for up to six weeks. Pigmenta’s staff also invites customers to stop in for quick threading sessions, where sturdy lengths of thread allow aestheticians to swiftly remove excess hair from the face and brows or quickly sew it back on if the client changes their mind.
While many laser-hair-removal spas carry only one laser system, Albany Laser Spa keeps an arsenal. When consulting with a new client, the spa's technicians will evaluate skin and hair type to determine which of the FDA-approved systems will best suit him or her. Also, the staff is LaserFast certified to use the proprietary system that ameliorates the laser's sting with a pulse of cool air, so the technician doesn't have to blow on it.
Leeann understands that to set Leeann’s Skin and Laser Center’s treatments apart, she must make them experiences. That’s why she sees only one client at a time, ensuring the utmost in confidentiality and discretion during aesthetic services and single-minded focus during séances to channel skin of decades past. In her private room, Leeann, performs more than 20 kinds of facials with G.M. Collin's skincare products, hair-removal services with a Kona LHe laser, or makeovers with private-label products. She keeps her treatments up-to-date through ongoing education seminars and webinars, and is generous with what she learns. In addition to doting on clients at her own center, Leeann shares her skills with women going through cancer with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better program.
For more than a decade, Cameran Kundert of Forever Beautiful has graced faces with everlasting highlights through her professional permanent-makeup applications. She deftly applies eyeliner or eyelash enhancements—fit for both men and women—to enrich the contour and color of eyes and reshapes thin or uneven lips with permanent lip liner. Sparse brows receive a boost with Cameran’s eyebrow treatment, which uses light, feathered strokes to create natural-looking brows or replaces natural-looking brows with peacock feathers. Each treatment begins with a free consultation, held in the studio’s bright and airy space, where wood floors and sand-colored walls swathe clients in warm, simple comfort. Aside from permanently applying makeup, Cameran and her team of makeup artists also ready brides, birthday girls, and prom jesters with onsite makeup applications and pamper skin with three types of facials.