Like Charles Dickens, Igor Vasiljuk spent much of his career in London, styling celebrities and building a resumé. His experience includes being named to the Wella top-stylist team in addition to being on the styling teams for BBC America, Reuters, and Sundance. Now, as owner of one of Citysearch’s Top Rated Salons, he helms a team of stylists whose work has been featured in magazines and on runways. Inside Fulham Salon, the stylists structure hair and remove split ends—unlike a football team, which uses its split ends all the time. Using products from Wella and Sebastian, they infuse hair with moisture, add streaks of color, or change the hue of the whole head. They also draw attention to features with professional makeup application.
There are many ways to remove unwanted body hair, but very few methods are actually permanent. Elizabeth Kelly, electrologist and owner of Essential Skin Electrology & Day Spa, understands her clients? frustrations regarding hair that won?t go away and works together with men and women to gently depilate even their most stubborn body areas. That level of attention also extends to her spa?s other focuses, including skincare. In each service, aestheticians use Dermalogica or Pevonia Botanica products and deeply cleanse faces with more than a dozen different facials customized for dryness, signs of aging, or funny faces that eventually got stuck that way. They also whisk away stress with a handful of massages, each of which may be paired with a therapeutic essential oil.
The Tennis League Network operates like a very specific social networking or dating website, but with the sole intention of matching tennis lovers to potential playing partners. See how it works here. The Boston network alone contains more than 2,750 members, fingers all twitching toward racquet handles in their respective abodes. After registering with the network, you’ll be connected to 19 other men and/or women in your area, matched to your specific skill level. The partner program has been broken down into the following playing regions: Metro North, North Shore, Metro West/Burlington, Metro West/Newton, Boston/Cambridge, Boston/Brookline, and Metro South. This pool of individuals allows subscribers to find a dedicated partner with whom to hit the tennis courts or clubs. Start actually playing outdoor tennis, rather than wistfully thinking about it, with today's side deal.
A two-woman team handles the hair and massage services at Whole Beauty Salon. The first, hairstylist Tatiana Grekova, cuts, colors, and conditions hairdos with help from Elumen, Goldwell stabilizer serum, and other haircare products. That leaves massage therapist Irina Wertheim to dole out relaxing Swedish massages, therapeutic deep-tissue massages, and cosmetic cupping massages that can help diminish the appearance of cellulite without the hassles of finding a reputable magician on the Internet.
Guests arriving to the Sheraton Needham Hotel might find their senses flooded with the aromas of classic American cuisine. The enticing smells come courtesy of Link Caf? & Bar, located just off the main lobby. There, chefs concoct a range of house specialties, from grilled chicken wings doused in teriyaki or chipotle barbecue sauce to flatbreads topped with figs and goat cheese or prosciutto and pears. Pub-inspired large plates such as English-style bangers and roasted salmon with mustard-chive sauce are hearty enough to sate any appetite, and make a perfect pairing for one of the bar's classic cocktails. Link Caf? & Bar also offers top-quality wines by the glass or flight, and each vintage on its compact, international list was chosen because it earned a high score from Wine Spectator and also aced the essay portion of its application.
Lotus Laser & Spa?s professional team offers noninvasive spa and med-spa services focused on anti-aging. For example, to hydrate and regenerate skin, patients can choose the traditional cleansing and exfoliation of the Lotus Silk facial or the more advanced light of an IPL photofacial. Both treatments, as well as the spa?s Botox injections, laser hair-removal sessions, and chemical peels, are performed under the medical direction of Dr. Lawrence Gogenola, a board-certified dermatologist with more than 20 years of experience.