A licensed aesthetician and nail technician, owner Cris-Anne works alongside stylists and a massage therapist to attend to all of clients' indulgence needs. Certified in sugaring techniques, Cris-Anne uproots unwanted strands with an all-natural sugar paste devoid of the harsh chemicals, resins, and bumblebee dander that's found in many waxes. Stylists evict dead ends and dull colors in the salon; in the spa section, aestheticians cleanse and exfoliate faces, and expert kneaders force chronic pains to leave the body.
Synthesis Spa at Atlantis's professional aestheticians coax glowing skin to the surface with modern microdermabrasion treatments and Italian skincare products. During each approximately 45-minute session, a certified skinsmith utilizes an ultra-fine spray of medical-grade crystals and vacuum pressure to gently remove the face's oppressive outer skin cells, heralding a new age of pore democracy. The noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure jump-starts sluggish blood flow, resurfaces bumpy dermal highways, and helps undo Father Time's handiwork by fading fine lines, age spots, and scars. Microdermabrasion results in no downtime, though skull-jackets may appear rosy post-procedure. Synthesis Spa at Atlantis's skin experts recommend eight treatments for an epidermis that's as soft and alluring as a bunny in a Ferrari. The included spa fee of $25 entitles Groupon holders to use the entire facility.
Envision Salon & Spa's beautification pros pamper patrons' bodies from forehead to foot with a variety of decadent packages. During the spa manicure and pedicure, a nail technician gently curtails cuticles before trimming and buffing nails. A coat of polish finishes off the two-hour treatment, leaving glove- and sock-stuffers as shiny and fresh as a glass lemon. The three-hour spa-refresher package adds a facial to the mix, using custom-blended products to suit any skin type or prosthetic nose prototype. For a full-body brush-up, opt for the four-hour spa delight package, which also includes an aromatic mud detoxification wrap that extracts toxins to leave skin more energized than a high-school mascot at halftime.
At Salon Aquavit, a dream team of stylists and estheticians work hand-in-hand with clients to provide customized treatments for the hair and skin. Each cosmetic artisan brings their own specialization to the styling chair, whether that’s a keen ability to deal with curly hair or a solid understanding of how to get peanut butter out of one’s eyelashes. Beyond standard salon services, the crew also beautifies bodies and soothes wandering minds with specialized services such as enzyme facials and Reiki therapy.
Though Salon Tuscany's decor is an elegant nod to the Old World—from ceramic pillars crowned with indoor plants to the heavy, gold-framed mirrors that reflect the salon's cranberry-and-gold color scheme—the hairstyles its staff produce are anything but dated. In fact, owners Rick and Dawne Guay's main mission is to provide clients with current yet affordable hairstyles.
To create modern 'dos, stylists employ products from brands such as Redken, Aquage, and Soma, as well as 100% human hair NEO extensions. Salon Tuscany's crew also aims to beautify clients with shellac manicures, which coat nails with 50+ different colors of chip-resistant polish, and with Ardell eyelash extensions. In an effort to stay connected to the community, Salon Tuscany supports charity events such as leukemia fundraisers, and it takes the time to doll-up local celebrities, including Ms. New Hampshire America 2012 contestant, Jennifer Dickson.