The team at Sonia Day Spa renders their many decadent anti-aging facials using oft-lauded Elemis products, a luxury British import incorporating high-quality natural active ingredients. Licensed therapists and certified aestheticians share a single driving purpose at the spa: help their clients achieve a relaxing nirvana where they feel beautiful both inside and out. To that end, they perform 10 different types of massage, each of which can be super-boosted with healing aromatherapy or by letting The Hulk do some of the kneading. For those in the grip of Hulk-sized amounts of stress, a longer stay at the spa may be in order. For that, the staff presents various half-day and full-day packages that combine skin-specific facials, mani-pedis, body scrubs, and massages.
Behind the red-brick walls of an historic train depot, Hair by Toni’s stylists mold manes as jazz and blues notes dance across the 700-square-foot space. While guests sip on freshly brewed cappuccinos and lattes, they can take in the elegant simplicity created by the vintage-inspired furniture and cowhide carpet that sprawls across the floor. The salon’s walls display an ever-changing collection of artwork, which can include paintings, photographs, and drawings of invisible chameleons.
An extension to Adesso Moda Salon, Pura Spa & Boutique rounds out its sister salon's beautification processes by supplying clients with spa services and stylish accessories. Aestheticians perform facials and hair removal to lay a pristine canvas for makeup application and spray tans. For fingers and toes, lavender and lemon manicures pair with peppermint pedicures to leave limbs supple and fragrant, like a pair of suede gloves lost in a rose bush.
At LaserMedica, a team of aestheticians and laser technicians works under the direction of physician Fausto Petruzziello, who is a board-certified internist, an international general surgeon, and an assistant professor at Yale. Under Dr. Petruzziello’s supervision, LaserMedica's doctors, physician assistants, and aestheticians combat wrinkles, sun damage, and other signs of aging through Botox, laser skin tightening, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. They also harness intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy and lasers to destroy pigmented cells causing sun spots and to fade spider veins. The team enhances laser results with SkinMedica products and LaserMedica's own line of posttreatment skincare products, which is blended from ingredients such as rose hips, olive-oil extracts, and fairy tears.
Inside a renovated bank vault, stylists in training cut, color, and style the manes of their clients with Paul Mitchell products and techniques. In addition to foil color and highlights, the student stylists provide services such as chemical relaxers, deep-conditioning treatments, and perms.
Professional massage therapist Steve Bohner cut his teeth at massage schools before receiving state and national certification, licensing to practice in both Connecticut and New York, and opening his own practice. He now runs the show at ZenTherapy Massage, where he provides a range of therapeutic treatments. Swedish and deep-tissue massages address sore muscles and increase relaxation, whereas his reflexology and integrated-acupressure treatments rebalance the flow of energy through the body.