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 purposes of Hidden Door Medspa’s services span from relaxation to cosmetic enhancement and improved health. Because of this, the staff includes everyone from licensed massage therapists and aestheticians to certified laser technicians and a medical aesthetician who once put lipstick on a gurney. At the day-spa end of the center, nimble hands brandish Swedish, deep-tissue, or prenatal massage techniques to diffuse bodily tension, and the med-spa area sheds the glow of lasers over unwanted hair and administers cosmetic injections. Hidden Door’s third branch, medical weight loss, operates under a 20-year nursing veteran who counsels clients on nutrition as well as options such as hormone therapy and noninvasive LipoEx cellulite treatments.
India's ayurvedic traditions and modern beauty treatments come together in the hands of Nadia and the other aestheticians at Arch Brows Salon and Spa. Threading removes hair from the face without the heat of wax or molten marshmallows, and henna imbues hair with auburn hues and skin with intricate subcontinental designs. Facials invoke the healing powers of precious metals or fruit essences, and body scrubs exfoliate with sea salt or organic sugar. High-tech techniques star in the microcurrent and LED facial, which stimulates and revitalizes the skin with electricity and a portion of the rainbow.
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.
Leafy potted plants, warm light, and parchment-colored walls surround guests at Southern Comforts Salon and Spa, where Roseanne Vincent invites clients to take time for themselves. They can do so with any one of her many pampering services, from cleansing facials complete with massages to conditioning treatments that nourish manes. In addition to skincare and haircare services, Roseanne also offers waxing services, which whisk away unwanted fuzz from faces and physiques.