Medical expertise and aesthetic intuition intersect at Salon Cosmetique, where a team of clinicians uses nonsurgical treatments to combat signs of aging and restore skin's natural radiance. Dr. Maurice Gagnon and Dr. Michael White support the efforts of Gina Richey, the center's dedicated aesthetician, by injecting Botox and dermal fillers.
Salon Cosmetique also harnesses the rejuvenating benefits of light energy with Candela Gentle Yag and Ellipse cosmetic systems. Laser light energy can minimize the appearance of spider veins and acne breakouts, or to bolster collagen production and create firm, evenly toned skin. IPL treatments take a similar approach, using intense pulsed light to fade pigment irregularities such as sun damage or age spots. Among more traditional spa treatments, chemical peels and microdermabrasion deeply exfoliate while soothing facials indulge the skin without acceding to its demands for ermine pillowcases.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Adriana works with sugar every day, but she’s not a baker. She’s in the business of removing hair, using an all-natural paste created from sugar, water, and lemon juice. She plies her trade at the self-titled private studio, Adriana’s Professional Body Sugaring, where she treats clients to her sweet, simple services in both English and Spanish. She reports that, due to the simple ingredients and cool temperature of the mixture, most find sugaring less unpleasant than waxing. Her formula contains no allergens to irritate the skin, only adheres to dead skin cells and hair, and tastes pretty great on toast.
The beauty professionals at Legacy Salons & Day Spa love to pamper clients with stylish 'dos, mani-pedis, and body treatments. Several of the stylists have more than 30 years of experience, and all use professional products such as Paul Mitchell, Moroccanoil, and Redken. The salon's massage therapist specializes in deep-tissue, prenatal, and hot-stone massage, as well as yelling at knots until they leave. Clients can also book long-lasting Shellac manicures, Brazilian waxes, and keratin hair-smoothing treatments that leave hair straight and shiny for several weeks.
The experts at Perfect Brow enhance natural beauty with a slate of specialty services that have long been popular in India. Threading, for instance, uses thin cotton filaments to remove hair by the follicle with surgical precision, sculpting fine lines, reshaping arches, and banishing unibrows. The aestheticians also accent the skin with henna, creating artful, often florid, designs that last up to 10 days, allowing patrons to decorate their body without the permanence of a tattoo or the inconvenience of gluing wallpaper to their face.
The prestigious hair academies of TONI&GUY employ a learn-by-doing approach, giving students a chance to apply cutting-edge techniques that shape their careers upon graduation through daily hands-on experience.
After hundreds of hours training on mannequins, students move on to real heads in each fully operating salon, cutting and styling the hair of patrons as well as whipping up their own dyes for highlights and all-over color. Instructor supervision provides further education and ensures standard Toni&Guy quality.