Amber Herzog, a licensed electrologist who honed her skills at the Electrology Institute of New England, helps men and women escape the cycles of unwanted hair growth. Sunshine filters in through the windows of the pleasant treatment room in which she works, providing abundant light for her meticulous task of sending direct and alternating currents into hair follicles using fine probes. Administered at multiple stages of the hair growth cycle, those currents destroy hair cells and inhibit future growth more effectively than individually setting each hair on fire. The treatments are minimally painful and are effective on all types of skin and hair.
The Vidal Sassoon–trained president of J.Kelley Salon Inc., Jill Kelley, leads the team of style savants and certified wax techs to beautify patrons by straightening unruly 'dos and expelling extraneous face and body strands. An experienced staff lavishes bodies with high-quality products such as All Nutrient's organic dyes, Nufree's waxless depilator, and American Crew developed specifically for the manes of men. Chic salon chairs and polka-dotted sofas hold clients in the clutches of bliss as they're pampered amidst the exposed brick walls and turquoise accents of the salon.
Wise Laser Skin Care's certified beauty enhancers turn back the hands of time with non-surgical solutions, including skin-smoothing Botox injections. Fine lines on commonly creased areas such as the forehead, around the eyes, and above the lip begin to fade as Botox slows down hyperactive muscles with a Botulinum-laced lullaby. Visages smooth out over the course of a week, with the skin softening results lasting about three to five months. Like a 1,000 piece puzzle of an all black Rothko painting, the lunchtime procedure generally takes less than an hour to complete.
The pair of experienced stylists and master colorists at Riverside Hair Salon tend to manes with professional products in a welcoming environment. Armed with hair-friendly tonics from Redken and Paul Mitchell, the mane-wranglers shape and color coiffures, working with patrons to maintain current styles, dream up inventive hairdos, or achieve that so-called "hot new look" by applying fashion magazine covers directly to the head. As guests undergo style transformations, eyes freely wander over the framed artwork, earth-tone décor, lush greenery, and cushioned furnishings.
Like a Swiss army knife, Skin Therapeutics's chemical peels can get you out of a range of problematic situations. The Jessner peel, for one, intensely exfoliates the skin to purge surface acne. The glycolic peel’s fruit-acid-infused formula speeds up cellular turnover, which in turn inspires an even skin texture. And the five-berry peel—a blend of cranberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, and bearberry—fights sun damage, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and excess oil.
The perceptive staff at Skin Therapeutics specialize in tailoring these and a swath of other, high-tech treatments to match each client’s unique needs. Their fleet of machines includes lasers that stunt hair growth and intense pulsed light that neutralizes sun damage and moonburn. While their traditional classic facials to slough away dead skin from the face, staff can also use an ultrasound device for state-of-the-art complexion cleansing.