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After graduating from the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics, Jenelle Paris went on to become a certified eyelash extensionist as well as a MAC-trained makeup artist. With this experience, Jenelle has been able to establish Beauty Couture by Jenelle, her intimate boutique spa. At her beauty haven, clients lounge amongst vintage European-inspired décor. Jenelle and her team evoke each client's inner beauty through the aid of aesthetic treatments and massage services. Aestheticians reach for the advanced biotechnology of Neocutis skincare products as they perform peels blended from glycolic acid and enzymes. The Neocutis "Processed Skin Cell Proteins (PSP)" mixture of skin nutrients includes cytokines, growth factors, and antioxidants to achieve optimal results. Beauty Couture also specializes in eyelash extensions. A synthetic silk blend is used to create each mink eyelash extension adhered to the eyelid's original lashes while the spa's resident aesthetic nurse specialist reverses signs of aging with Botox, Belotero, Radiesse, and Juvederm injections.
Founded by Helena and Elie Cohen—a master colorist and stylist, respectively—Ardan Medspa + Salon has earned recurring coverage in publications such as Allure and Boston Common and a variety of Best of Boston awards from Boston Magazine for five straight years. Within the salon, the duo and fellow stylists treat manes to designer cuts, color treatments, and other hair services.
Under a physician's guidance, Clinical Director Susan Fallon and her team also use advanced products in their med-spa services, such as the DermaSweep clinical facial that deeply exfoliates without the crystals of microdermabrasion or the chemical solutions of a peel. Further med-spa services include Vaser, and SmartLipo, the latest medical innovations for body sculpting and fat removal.
The studio surrounds guests with relaxing, warm tones and curved lines that create a sweeping, upward energy, encouraging visitors to release their stress and any helium-filled balloons they carried in.
Signature Service: Skin Care
Brands Used: Image Skincare
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 15
Pro Tip: Our street entrance is directly across from Papparazzi and there is metered street parking.
Laura Kimberley, owner of Suite 10 Medical Aesthetics, says, "It can really change someone's life to look better," and helping people make that transition is her favorite part of the job. She accomplishes this feat by applying her medical knowledge?she's a registered nurse?to skin care and beauty injections. She customizes the skincare compounds she uses to her clients' needs, targeting specific issues like dry skin, pigmentation, rosacea, or acne. She also performs every kind beauty injection, including Botox to smooth features, Juvederm to fight wrinkles, and Radiesse to increase facial volume so you can shout louder.
Dr. Jeannie Chung understands that healthy skin is beautiful skin. She works closely with dermatologists and draws on her own expertise in cosmetic surgery and skin rejuvenation during aesthetic treatments that she hopes will promote an overall sense of wellbeing in her clients. Whenever possible, Dr. Chung and her staff use minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments and procedures. Some examples include Botox, chemical peels, and facials designed to combat signs of aging on the skin’s surface. When surgery is necessary—as is the case with neck and brow lifts, rhinoplasty, and skin-cancer remedies—Dr. Chung works carefully to help clients achieve their desired results without looking artificial.
Stepping into Fia Salon/Spa is like stepping into a Mad Max fashion show. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city proper, the owner and namesake has spread her European roots and visionary eye, carving out a landscape that swirls together industrial sensibilities with a steam-punk edge highlighted by gunmetal-gray roses. Yet despite hard accents, the studio space is surprisingly inviting, balancing the chrome and steel with gold and copper and an open layout that gives visitors space to breathe and think. There, perhaps drawing inspiration from the metal spin-lock door or perhaps imagining a vault behind that door filled with toupees, clients dream up fantastic hairstyles that Fia and her staff make into reality.
International training with the likes of Toni & Guy and Vidal Sassoon has helped Fia cultivate a team of skilled master colorists and stylists. To stay swimming in the rushing current of fashion, the team regularly undergoes training on the latest techniques and uses products by Coppola, Sebastian, and Wella to transform looks. Several staffers draw from experience working in salons on Newbury Street and in the greater Boston area, and Boston magazine, which named Fia Salon/Spa the Best in West Boston in 2007, touted the spot's "Newbury Street panache minus the hassle of driving in from the ’burbs." The staffers’ know-how has also earned them recognition on WGBH's Boston A-List, including the award for Best Hair Highlights in 2011. When the team is not tousling hair into the last trend, Fia Salon/Spa's team pamper visages with luxurious skincare treatments aided by Dermalogica products.