Licensed aesthetician Nicole Lyons opened Seven Layer Skin to treat clients with private, one-on-one sessions to fortify and repair their skin. By appointment only, she restores the epidermis to its youthful vigor with facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and paraffin dips for the face and hands. Her chemical peels harness the power of lactic, glycolic, or salicylic acid to slough away dead skin cells and old Dukakis for President bumper stickers still plastered across foreheads. Nicole also performs specialty services including waxing, ear coning, and eyelash-extension application. The only time she eschews one-on-one attention with her clients is when she plays host to spa parties, during which groups convene to snack on appetizers while lathering their faces in Dermalogica products.
The salon and day spa at Moderne may not be far apart physically, but each one feels like a completely different place. The bustling salon is home to a trio of stylists who boast specialties in hair design, extensions, dimensional and corrective color, and Brazilian blowouts, which leave hair straighter, sleeker, and perfect for princes’ climbing attempts. This bustling salon floor slips away as guests enter the doors to the day spa, where they’re greeted by relaxing music. There, massage therapists perform deep-tissue and hot-stone massages, and a nail technician paints fingernails and toenails. The aestheticians can also custom-blend facials, peels, and back facials for clients.
Voted Best Day Spa 2010 by Rhode Island Monthly readers, Alayne White Spa beautifies and revitalizes guests. The Multivitamin Power Peel targets the face, neck, and décolleté (low-cut areas of the neck) regions, doing away with anti-aging aspirations, and instead adding luminosity to the skin and embracing facial wrinkles like the way a child embraces a ripe watermelon.
Owner Christina Allen brings more than 12 years as a Master Esthetician and Laser Technician in Boston to her spa, Citron. Her skills are buttressed from extensive training at institutions such as Catherine Hines Institute of Esthetics, Rob Roy Academy, and Empire Beauty School. Christa also holds a state board certification in all intensive pulsed light modalities along with multiple certifications in superficial spider vein removal, laser facial and pigmented lesion removal. Complimenting Christa's lengthy experience and skills are an equally talented staff that includes one of Citron's stellar estheticians, Amanda. Holding a robust background in medical aesthetic services and having trained at the prestigious International Institute of Medical Esthetics in Utah, Amanda, has performed laser hair removal services on thousands of clients.
Citron is an iconic citrus fruit that's captivated noses since antiquity with its fresh, lively scent. Some of the fruit's aromatic qualities must've imprinted themselves on the technicians and stylists behind Citron, the Wayland Square spa known for its rejuvenating treatments. Here, facials powered by healing botanicals reverse the signs of everything from aging to acne, restoring youthful glow and suppleness along the way. They're joined by a full host of massages, body treatments, and even med-spa services such as laser hair removal. All aesthetic laser treatments are performed using the Cynosure Elite Laser. The Elite laser addresses a combination of cosmetic issues such as hair removal on all skin types, treatment of pigmentation, redness, and wrinkles. Even the smallest details earn technicians' undivided attention; at the nail bar, they grace hands and feet with a blend of lasting color and therapeutic treatments.
It's not hard to see what's important at Tranquility Day Spa. The goal behind each and every service also happens to be the first word in the business's name: tranquility. Waves of relaxation wash over clients as the staff administers facials that may include aromatherapy, LED light therapy, or a chocolate mask. Other soothing services include hot-stone therapy, Reiki, and foot-detox treatments.