The nail technicians, massage therapists, and aestheticians at True Grace Spa & Nail use top-shelf products to yield long-lasting results. By slathering hands and feet in a private-label lotion containing pure botanical ingredients, nail technicians hydrate the skin without leaving the greasy after-feel associated with cheap lotions or used motor oil. During signature facials, aestheticians nourish faces with Decléor products that contain all-natural ingredients. To enhance the therapeutic benefits of massage, kneading professionals may add the spa's signature Cellular Renewal lotion or Moisture Vitality lotion, both of which restore vitality to the skin and promote relaxation with subtle aromas of citrus or lavender.
Whether attending to a client's facial needs or love of eclectic nail colors, the aestheticians at Cosmetic Boutique are committed to their use of organic and paraben-free beauty products. This gallery of makeup and skincare formulas includes products by brands such as Jane Iredale, Skinceuticals, and Natura Bissé. The boutique mainly serves as a personalized small-scale shopping experience, where trained staff walk customers through their stock. And yet, as a combination beauty shop and med spa, it also has staff who perform services ranging from oxygen-infused facials with exfoliation and extractions to waxing and airbrush tanning.
Hairquarters has cultivated a mature elegance throughout its 40 years in business. In the salon, sconces are mounted on the wall like dark wineglasses, casting a glow on the polished hardwood floors. Vintage mirrors reflect the stylists as they transform tresses with high-end Keratase and Aveda products. Deeper into the facility, pedicure nooks outfitted with black leather banquettes and gold throw pillows offer a soothing retreat, enhanced by the rippling water of footbaths. Guests may also relax in a private room as facials or microdermabrasions are administered by the spa’s skilled esthetician
Norwalk Hospital Integrative Medicine provides drug-free therapies such as acupuncture, reiki, and meditation classes to promote whole-body healing. Whether patients are coping with the side effects of chemotherapy or simply hoping to reduce stress in their lives, these alternative-medicine treatments help balance the body and mind. Eight-week tai chi classes promote wellness through slow, flowing exercises, and infant massage classes improve bonding, development, and baby road rage.
Board-certified physician Denis Bouboulis, MD directs Versailles Medical Spa, pairing a clinician’s expertise with a doctor’s compassion. When not overseeing the application of treatment, the doctor finds avenues to give back—his self-produced 2006 Christmas benefit CD climbed to the top of medical charts everywhere. Dr. Bouboulis’s staff includes aesthetician Marie Saade, who draws upon a decade of experience—plus training in France and England—to fight against wrinkles and misapplied temporary tattoos. In Versailles Medical Spa's well-appointed reception area, fine-art prints hang near carved wooden furniture, and a rose-toned oriental rug.:m]]
Owner Lisa Primps and her team of aestheticians, electrologists, and permanent-makeup artists have dedicated the past 21 years to helping clients reach a state of relaxation via treatments that fuse alternative and clinical spa methods. In doing so, they reach for Jan Marini, Dermalogica, and Bioelements skincare products during facials and peels, which can further be enhanced with microdermabrasion and ultrasonic technology. Rather than relying on hypnosis, aestheticians safely subtract unwanted hair from the follicles with traditional waxing or electrolysis, which uses disposable gold probes. Lisa applies her aesthetic knowledge and years of experience—which includes postgraduate work at the International Dermal Institute—during telangiectasia treatments, which gently remove broken capillaries and skin tags from the face and chest.
Just as The Primping Place Spa’s treatments stay ahead of the curve, so does its decor. The reception and treatment room is decorated from floor to ceiling with renewable materials, including Benjamin Moore VOC-free Natura paint, natural-bamboo blinds, and cotton drapes. A series of potted philodendrons help cleanse the air more effectively than washing its mouth out with soap. The Spa also sells Scentsy wickless candles and offers free tastings of weight-loss shakes and cleanses from Isagenix.