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.
Salon Bianco lavishes clients with an array of beautifying services ranging from haircuts and color to massages, facials, and body wraps. At this luxurious grooming center, licensed stylists streak face-flattering highlights into hair and provide straightening keratin treatments. Certified massage therapists ease tight muscles in soothing private rooms. Come in for a 60-minute relaxation massage, then have a custom facial revitalize skin afterward. The team also takes their talents to the bi-annual StyleWeek Northeast, where they style models for photo shoots and fashion shows.
Bonjour Belle's Robyn Rudolph has been honing her craft of expertly applying makeup for more than 25 years. Having received a cosmetology license from Wilfred Academy and studied color theory at the Rhode Island School of Design, she puts her skills to use in dolling up clients for weddings, headshots, and other major events, both in her studio at Moss Salon and on location. To share her wealth of knowledge, she also offers one-on-one makeup lessons, during which she analyzes clients' skin tone and texture before recommending products and walking them through techniques.
Hope Laser Center’s secret to their fast, painless, and effective med spa treatments is the industry-trusted Cynosure laser. The staff wields this device's hand piece for myriad aesthetic treatments, including laser hair removal, facial treatments, and spider-vein reduction. The noninvasive beams work to beautify bodies with skin-tightening treatments, and transform facial skin with microdermabrasion. This youth-enhancing service can reduce the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles, helping clients work toward becoming the next Gerber baby.
The aesthetic is decidedly minimalist—a few padded leather chairs, a tasteful rug, a potted plant here and there. But the services are as complex as the decor is simple. Most services rely on some type of laser work, from sessions with the i-Lipo fat-reduction system to treatments that remove moles, hair, and spider veins. Unlike at some centers, medical director Dr. Luciano Sztulman often becomes directly involved in these treatments, except for the apple-related services that keep doctors away.