Since 1996, the beauty experts at Boardwalk Electrology have been keeping skin free of hair, acne, and signs of aging. Electrologist Carole Foulsham targets hair follicles with a low-grade electrical current. The crew also removes hair, tattoos, or codependent shapewear with laser technology. Aesthetician Annie Conklin combats wrinkles and blemishes via exfoliating facials, enhancing each session with a hand treatment and relaxing massage of the feet, neck, shoulders, and head.
Leonardo's team of trendy trimmers keep up to speed on the latest hair styling techniques and technologies, leaving no strand stranded and no tangle untended. Clients can relax amidst dusk-blue walls adorned with chic accents, as an expert stylist snips, shapes, and shades mundane manes into shimmering, sleek, neck sculptures—capturing compliments from strangers, and jealous stares from 2-D billboard models. The friendly follicle fixers will help you figure out the best cut for your face and personal style. Or, if you already know what you're looking for, Leonardo's stylists can take your vision and transform it beyond expectations.
The human face, like a blank canvas, harbors infinite possibilities for beauty. But few can claim the artistic expertise of Covergirl cosmetics freelancer Danielle Scanlon-Hill, who set out on her journey in the salon and spa industry more than 12 years ago. Now she now helms B. Makeup and Brow Boutique’s team of makeup artists, who use eight makeup lines to tailor each aesthetic strategy according to the client's specific skin type and condition. The savvy beauty mavens can scale their services as needed, from simple eyebrow pruning or eyelash extensions all the way to full makeovers for rugged firemen who must go undercover as kittens.
Stacy Winick and Sofia Golberg may have been from two different parts of the world, but the beauty industry brought them together 20 years ago and has kept them in partnership ever since. The aesthetician from Russia who trained in Israel and the manicurist and past beauty shop owner from Boston met at a South Shore salon—a salon the co-owners thought they could surpass with their business plan. So they opened a beauty destination and named it after the French words for “beautiful face”—what Napoleon stamped on 63% of his soldiers' cheeks.
At the newly renovated Belle Visage Day Spa, Stacy and Sofia highlight their clients' natural beauty with manicures and pedicures, massages, makeup services, and specialized facials. Their diamond-tipped microdermabrasion tool clears dead skin cells to stimulate growth of healthier skin during the diamond peel, and their services don’t stop with the skin. Stacy and Sofia also present massages for knotted muscles and mani-pedis for hands and feet that just clawed a wedding ring out of the lint trap.
Seasoned dentist Dr. Steven A. Brustin and his team of mouth experts turn on smile beams with Zoom! whitening treatments. Patient spines can recline in a chair for 90 minutes while frontal fences bathe in a bleaching gel that aims to whisk away the stains acquired from sleeping face down in a blueberry pie. A specialized Zoom! light illuminates cranial caves to activate the gel, and three 15-minute gel applications bring teeth to increasing levels of brightness. Reportedly, some chompers may be sensitive to the Zoom! light, but sensitivity typically dissipates after the procedure.
Before makeup artist Courtney Shepatin landed in the pages of Vanity Fair, she had distinguished herself as an industry leader. Among various accomplishments, she has worked with Cameron Diaz, Robert De Niro, and Broadway star Albert Finney, drawn praise from Boston Common, and created her own skincare line, Shamanuti, which Stuff Magazine lauded as “the best of the farmers’ market in a Hermes bottle.”
At her eponymous spa, Courtney conditions clients' skin. She purifies complexions with facials and sloughs off dull cells with chemical peels or alligator pelts. To diminish signs of aging, she glides an ultrasound device across skin and spurs cell regeneration.