Skin Basically's licensed aesthetician, Marina Bratshpis, pampers a clientele that has included both royalty and celebrities. And it's no wonder a reported menagerie of high-profile clients has flocked to her—Marina boasts international training, including time spent as a skincare educator at Le Pli Day Spa in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With experience behind her in both skincare and nursing, she welcomes clients for relaxing and rejuvenating epidermis-focused treatments. Marina performs various facial treatments, drawing upon exotic ingredients such as Avène water from the Cevennes Mountains, flaxseed powder, and flakes of children's drawings.
Goddess Nail Spa's nail techs wield OPI lacquers, ibd gels, and LCN nail toppers, which are made from a gel-like, light-cured resin that does not discolor natural nails. Nearby, massage therapists dole out Swedish, deep-tissue, and aromatherapy massages while using Spa Organics lotions that are infused with natural ingredients such as raw emotion. The beauty haven also boasts a private treatment room dedicated to waxing, and leather pedicure thrones that are regularly spit-shined with hospital-grade disinfectants.
Whether they're primping a bride-to-be for her wedding or helping an office worker de-stress with a soothing facial, the aestheticians at Charisma Bridals & Day Spa help each client feel beautiful and relaxed. They improve skin tone and texture with facials and microdermabrasion sessions, enhance eyes with the feminine fringe of eyelash extensions, and shape brows into clean arches. The salon's airbrush makeup artists apply cosmetics using a compressed-air device, giving skin a smooth, flawless finish.
Tanning beds of both the standup and lie-down variety fill the treatment rooms at Hot Tropics, a salon that offers bronzing and slimming services. In addition to modern UV beds in a selection of five strength levels, the studio imbues bodies with a golden glow during custom airbrush-tanning sessions. Those looking to incinerate a few calories and purge toxins from their systems can make a date with an infrared body wrap.
Licensed aesthetician and The Spa at Centrex owner Yvonne Semente runs a one-woman glamour show, transforming clients with luscious eyelash extensions, facial treatments, and waxing services. Eyelashes are Yvonne's specialty, and she has spent almost every day for the past three years painstakingly applying her clients' lavish new fringe lash by lash, discarding any falsie that doesn't meet her rigorous standards for flirtation fluttering. As the spa’s only employee, Yvonne also funnels her 10 years of aesthetic expertise into acne and anti-aging facial treatments, chemical peels, waxing, and microdermabrasion.
The swirling suns embossed on the golden walls of Sole Sano Airbrush Tanning Salon remind you of what you’re getting: a natural-looking glow. They also call to mind what you’re not getting: harmful UV rays.
The salon’s private rooms don’t contain a single tanning bed or inaccurate depiction of the sun wearing sunglasses. Rather, the certified technicians focus exclusively on airbrush tanning. They chat in the studio with patrons during skin evaluations and customize DHA-based solutions to match each client’s unique coloring before misting them evenly across the full body.