Despite being housed in a former chocolate factory, Milton Hill Sport & Spa is more dedicated to burning calories than consuming them. By adopting a holistic approach to health, Milton Hill encourages its members to exercise regularly and practice nutritious eating habits?and it has the resources to back up this approach. Personal training sessions focus on lifestyle and health goals, as opposed to just building muscle or the ability to tolerate sweatbands. Nutritional counseling is tailored to each participant to include vitamins, minerals, and healthy food plans. And spa services, such as massages and facials, help destress members and boost their overall health and wellness.
The human face, like a blank canvas, harbors infinite possibilities for beauty. But few can claim the artistic expertise of Covergirl cosmetics freelancer Danielle Scanlon-Hill, who set out on her journey in the salon and spa industry more than 12 years ago. Now she now helms B. Makeup and Brow Boutique’s team of makeup artists, who use eight makeup lines to tailor each aesthetic strategy according to the client's specific skin type and condition. The savvy beauty mavens can scale their services as needed, from simple eyebrow pruning or eyelash extensions all the way to full makeovers for rugged firemen who must go undercover as kittens.
Stacy Winick and Sofia Golberg may have been from two different parts of the world, but the beauty industry brought them together 20 years ago and has kept them in partnership ever since. The aesthetician from Russia who trained in Israel and the manicurist and past beauty shop owner from Boston met at a South Shore salon—a salon the co-owners thought they could surpass with their business plan. So they opened a beauty destination and named it after the French words for “beautiful face”—what Napoleon stamped on 63% of his soldiers' cheeks.
At the newly renovated Belle Visage Day Spa, Stacy and Sofia highlight their clients' natural beauty with manicures and pedicures, massages, makeup services, and specialized facials. Their diamond-tipped microdermabrasion tool clears dead skin cells to stimulate growth of healthier skin during the diamond peel, and their services don’t stop with the skin. Stacy and Sofia also present massages for knotted muscles and mani-pedis for hands and feet that just clawed a wedding ring out of the lint trap.
AlexisRose Lash & Beauty Suite is staffed by licensed master aestheticians who hold certifications from Novalash and Soft Tap permanent makeup. They offer synthetic, mink, or faux-mink lash extensions that come in a variety of colors and thicknesses, and each set of extensions is completely customized to give clients a look that gels with their facial features and desire to hail taxis with their eyes. The eyes aren’t the only focal point here though; the staff also offers microdermabrasion, ultrasonic facials, and other skin care treatments that remove impurities for a brighter and smoother complexion.
You're laying face down, unsure of what to expect, when you catch a scent. It?s vaguely familiar, but you can?t pinpoint it before the therapist begins massaging your back and shoulders. The lotions and oils seep into your skin and their aromas rock your mind to a sleep-like state. The therapist arranges heated stones along your spine, and, like an electric blanket in a lightning storm, your back suddenly warms, allowing your muscles to complete the transition from tense to relaxed. The next hour flies by.
The hot-stone treatment is just one of five relaxing massage treatments mastered by the licensed staff at A & J Beauty and Day Spa. Aromatic or unscented oils accompany each custom service, be it an indulgent 80-minute Swedish massage or an in-and-out 30-minute mini treatment. The team doles out just as many facials, soothing and rejuvenating both men and women with products tailored to individual needs, and annihilating signs of acne or aging with the needle-free CarboDerm therapy. Their body wraps cocoon clients in seaweed or masks that energize the lymphatic system and firm and tighten physiques, and their mani-pedis incorporate skin-softening paraffin wax and no-chip shellac polish.
Equipped with Aveda's botanically based products, Terra Spa's team of aestheticians rejuvenates skin and coddles bodies with facials, massages, mani-pedis, waxes, and other beautifying services. Aestheticians draw on their training with Aveda and SkinCeuticals products while performing Aveda's Elemental nature facial, which combines product mixtures with kneading techniques and Aveda rituals. Each treatment is specifically tailored to individual conditions, such as wrinkles, dryness, and excessive oil. Meanwhile, Aveda makeup and Shavasana eyelash extensions are called upon to ready clients for nights on the town.
Terra Spa's small boutique lends itself to one-on-one attention as the staff balances chakras through massages. Combining deep-tissue techniques on the back with reflexology on the feet and Aveda's Chakra Balancing blend, the treatment leaves patrons walking away stress-free and energized.