Green bamboo shoots, an improvised rock garden, and sleek, wagon-red couches beckon guests to relax at the front of Mani Q Spa. But just beyond the front desk whirs a flurry of activity. Nail techs enhance hands with chip-resistant polishes from OPI, Essie, and CND, or lull them to sleep with soothing hot stones or paraffin wax treatments. Against the other wall of the salon, their foot-focused brethren tend to guests luxuriating in plush, elevated pedicure thrones.
Mounting a full-fledged assault on stress, the spa offers a petite menu of spa services including body-waxing and back massages. In a private treatment room, aestheticians pour over complexions before cleansing, exfoliating, and steaming away imperfections. For faces that need extra attention, the aesthetician reaches for a seaweed mask to hydrate the skin, aromatic oils to massage stiff necks, and gold stars to place on the forehead.
The experts at Electrology Specialists of NE, LLC, use electrolysis to permanently and effectively reduce their clients' unwanted hair. Unlike many laser-based techniques, the treatment works for virtually all skin and hair types and can be used on almost any part of the body. What's more, advances in the treatment's technology mean that the most discomfort a client will feel is likely a slight warming of the skin and an awkward goodbye with dismayed chin hairs.
Andover Electrology and Laser Center's staff has eliminated their clients' spider veins, cellulite, and unwanted body hair for more than 20 years. Their list of services is far ranging, from minimizing the appearance of wrinkles to reducing pigmentation or tattoos in the skin. To find the right treatment for each patient, the staff provides free, private consultations, and offers day, evening, and weekend appointment to fit into each client's schedule. And since the staff uses a laser to administer their treatments, the downtime is far less than more conventional, invasive procedures that can require you to lie on the couch watching nothing but The Price is Right for weeks.
Black and taupe accents complement the mint-hued walls of Eye Candi Concept Salon, creating a simple yet elegant beauty retreat. Inside this tranquil space, beauty specialists target all aesthetic and relaxation needs with a full menu of makeup, hair-removal, threading, and massage treatments. Lashes receive an extra boost in volume and length with semi-permanent extensions, mascara, and perms, and talented makeup artists teach beauty seekers the art of applying eye makeup. Hair-removal experts use an organic sugar concoction to gently remove stubble from the face and body or twist and retract cotton threads to add the perfect arch to brows or mustaches. While the beauty purveyors cast their magic, massage therapists tackle internal well-being with stress-melting deep-tissue, hot-stone, and therapeutic treatments.
At Laser Image, plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen J. Scully leads a team of medical aesthetic technicians as they work to realize clients? goals. Though most of Laser Image's services can be performed within 30 minutes and require no downtime or reciting of pledges, a complimentary consultation is always provided to ensure clients receive the best treatment for their aesthetic concerns.
After deciding a course of action, the staff harnesses the beams of various lasers to perform services ranging from eliminating unwanted hair to fading stretch marks, sun spots, and acne. Skin is further treated during exfoliating ultrasonic facials and chemical peels, which aestheticians personalize with pharmaceutical-quality products and carefully embroidered monograms. Botox injections can smooth fine lines, and laser teeth whitening puts the finishing touch on dazzling visages.
Most popular service: Electrolysis for lip, chin, eyebrows, bikini line, and underarms
Brands Used: Apilus machine
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Electrolysis is permanent and requires regular treatments to achieve best results.