Having trained extensively in Europe and across the United States, Angelbare founder Shahla Whitmore combines the latest permanent-makeup techniques with her own knack for artistry. Inside her Wellesley studio, Shahla draws upon more than a decade of experience to trace lips and eyes with dramatic liners so you'll know where they go if they ever fall off. Shahla’s big heart is as impressive as her considerable talent—she offers complimentary scar camouflage treatments and services to children who have lost their eyebrows for medical reasons.
Many an aesthetic problem has yielded to Norma Cataldo, the clinical director of Cosmetic Laser Solutions. She has been fixing dermal flaws with noninvasive beams of light for more than 10 years, remedying conditions such as wrinkles, sun spots, cellulite, and spider veins.
At the clinic, she is supported by Dr. Patrick Marasco, a board-certified plastic surgeon. With their combined skills, they are able to treat patients to more invasive procedures in their in-office surgical suite as well as lively harmonies over the intercom system.
The trio of tattoo artists at Mountainside Tattoo & Piercing transform skin into canvas by coloring hands, feet, and all areas in between with vibrant ink. Customers can choose from thousands of designs or come up with a tattoo of their own. One of the artists makes it permanent using high-quality Kuro Sumi ink. For those in need of a new piercing, the shop also emblazons navels, ears, and more with body jewelry.
Forever Ink’s head tattoo artist, Derek, has been leaving his permanent record on biceps, ankles, and all points in between for more than 20 years. Naturally, his portfolio has accrued an extensive selection of colorful and black-and-white tattoos, its pages popping with everything from grim reapers to written phrases to hand-drafted custom images. He also specializes in cover-up tattoos that hide outdated ink of old lovers’ names or ATM passwords.