More than two decades of experience teams up with futuristic medical-grade technology to beautify clients at Vasso Skin. In addition to traditional spa services such as facials and waxes, the spa treats skin irregularities such as cholesterol deposits and skin tags with noninvasive Lamprobe treatments. The spa also keeps holistic specialist Janine Gilarde on retainer for Japanese reiki sessions. This form of massage employs light touch to redirect energy, ridding clients of stress and anxiety, much like a trained falcon rids people of their toupees.
Large front windows flood Louis DuGal Salon with natural light from a bustling corner in Newton, illuminating a spic-and-span studio full of polished wood and full-length mirrors. Here expert stylists create eye-catching arrangements of shape, shade, and texture with a full line of L'Oreal Professionnel products, including Inoa ammonia-free hair color. Staff also manicure nails and wax away unwanted hair.
The staff at Galina?s European Skincare takes the term ?golden glow? literally. One of its specialties is the Golden Glow mask, a moisturizing blend of oat peptide, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and 24-karat gold dust. This sparkly treatment boosts collagen production and moisturizes skin so that faces look fresher and better able to guarantee a currency. Though not all of the spa?s services incorporate precious metals, they do work to improve the look and feel of skin. The staff members can suggest a combination of facials, peels, microdermabrasion, and anti-aging LED therapy to combat each client's particular skin issues. They also perform manicures and pedicures, apply eyelash extensions, and remove hair permanently using electrolysis.
Shaving and waxing are losing battles. After a matter of days or weeks, the stubble simply resurfaces and the process has to be repeated. At A&A Laser Electrolysis, owner Linda DeFruscio, medical director Dr. Joseph Russo and their staff members strive to turn the tide against stubble. The center's signature approach uses a combination of electrolysis and laser therapy to target unwanted hair and prevent it from growing back over time. Using sterilized, disposable gold probes for each treatment, the electrolysis technicians meticulously deliver bursts of heat energy to follicles. The GentleLase Pro cosmetic laser system takes a slightly different approach?albeit with the same goal?as it bombards hair with growth-inhibiting pulses of laser light energy. Although the center specializes in ridding bodies of routine stubble, it also specializes in stubborn realms of hair removal, including peach fuzz, white and gray hair, and feisty under-brow areas.
Beautifica Day Spa offers a pleasing plethora of spa services for fingers, faces, and feet of all ages and abilities. Enjoy a certified-organic and vegan manicure ($15) with a nail kit to take home, or opt for the classic facial ($75), which uses custom-blend cosmetic substances to return a healthy glow to your flesh-emoticon. A full-body airbrush tan ($30) gives you the bronze of the beach minus the squawk of seagulls, while a bikini wax ($30) uses a soy-based liquid hair remover to give your bod more surface area to bronze.
Katie Astone and Gina Galante Skillings fused their talents (and names) to create Salon Astante. The style-savvy pair believes that beauty should be a simple, stress-free process. As such, the two remain dedicated to creating stylish looks that merge seamlessly with each client’s lifestyle and personality. They help clients achieve this type of style-savvy synergy through services that range from traditional hair care to advanced facials and chemical peels. They also know how to assemble a team; consider Pam, their seasoned nail technician. A former OPI educator with 13 years of industry experience, she adds flash to every gesture with coats of traditional polish or sturdy chip-free gel solutions.