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While one staffer carefully draws on an intricate henna tattoo, another uses two twisted threads to cleanly remove unwanted facial hair. This is the Threading & Henna Salon, where the team specializes in Indian beauty services, including herbal facials. The licensed aestheticians are also experts in waxing and makeup applications, which they can tailor to a night out, a wedding, or an afternoon black-tie barbecue.

276 Park Rd
West Hartford,
CT
US

La Dermique Skin Rejuvenation & Body Contouring Center?s board-certified surgeons, registered nurses, and master aestheticians keep their fingers on the pulse of emerging technologies they can potentially use in their minimally invasive treatments. Simple aesthetic procedures, such as microdermabrasion and photofacials, rejuvenate dull, aging skin, whereas Botox and dermal fillers temporarily remedy wrinkles for a smooth, supple complexion. Thermilift, one of the center's newer treatments, sends sound waves below the skin?s surface to gently heat tissues and simulate the effects of a face-lift, all without incisions or cheek suspenders. La Dermique?s technicians also wield lasers, including Smartlipo Triplex technology, to permanently destroy fat and remove unwanted body hair and tattoos.


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1154 Springfield St
Feeding Hills,
MA
US

The term "cyber hair" might conjure up images of CGI locks, but the material is actually an incredibly lifelike hair substitute that acts like normal hair. It's among the many options hair professionals and staff at Ambiance HR and Laser Center give clients seeking a nonsurgical means of treating hair loss. In addition to its hair-cultivating prowess, the team uses laser technology to eradicate unwanted fuzz, age spots, acne scars, spider veins, and bank-vault locks. Ambiance’s aestheticians also offer laser-aided facials and rejuvenating chemical peels, along with old-fashioned hot-stone facials.

200 Silver St.
Agawam,
MA
US

Owner Nancy Aponte is a 36-year veteran of the styling game and an advocate for eco-friendly styling alternatives. Some years ago, she became concerned with the toxic effects of hair-color products, and opted instead for more earth-conscious method. This approach has helped earn Aponte a nod as Best Eco-Friendly Salon 2012 in Fairfield County from the New Haven Advocate. Now in the comfort of her cozy studio, Nancy's crew of skilled stylists can transform tresses with organic coloring products, nix unwanted hair with body-sugaring treatments, or unblock energy channels with private reiki healing sessions.

838 Main St
Monroe,
CT
US

At American Barbershop, stylists work to resurrect the corner barbershops of yore, when striped poles spun out front and everybody knew each other's name. They're off to a good start?their red, white, and blue barber's pole twirls in front of the shop, and the vintage feeling continues inside, with red leather barber's chairs sidled up to antique wooden workstations stained dark with pale trim. They even have a rocking-horse haircut chair for kids or the tiny cowboys who mosey on in for a beard trim. The barbers offer hair services for men, women, and children, and keep their menu simple and no-fuss: haircuts and shampoos, along with beard trims for men and blow-dry styles for women.

3542 Main Street
Stratford,
CT
US

For 25 years and counting, licensed electrologist Karen Kolenda has accumulated expertise in the art of depilation. Having witnessed the efficacy of electrolysis, she's well-versed in the advantages of this hair-removal method. In contrast to waxing and threading, electrolysis yields permanent results. Compared to basic laser treatments, electrolysis works for people of all skin tones and hair types. And relative to extracting hair with wads of nougat, electrolysis is less sticky.

1275 Post Rd
Fairfield,
CT
US