Gynecologist Dr. William Edwards supervises a team of skin specialists, laser technicians, and makeup artists as they perform advanced beauty services to spur bodies' healing both inside and out. Technicians initiate complimentary consultations to understand patients' beauty goals before they suggest an appropriate course of treatment. A fleet of Affirm lasers combats signs of aging such as age spots, fine lines, and scars in the shape of birthday cakes with 90 candles on them. Beauty injections including Botox and Juvéderm temporarily soften wrinkles without the downtime or pain of surgical procedures. Suite 103's seasoned makeup artists perform a color analysis before sweeping on natural, elegant looks for brides and teens.
Purple Scorpion uses exquisite art or stylish jewelry to fulfill the desires of those looking to transform their bodies into billboards advertising pure cool or its oddly aftertasted counterpart, diet cool. Describe your Platonic-ideal tattoo design to one of Purple Scorpion's courteous, considerate, and fully licensed artists, and they'll needle your creative vision into inky reality, just as they've done for everything from fire-breathing dragons to Bill Cosby piloting an F-16. Purple Scorpion also stocks a vast array of aftercare products, including H2Ocean, to keep your freshly punctured skin nourished, healthy, and comfortable. Tattoos start at $80, and prices vary based on the size, complexity, and placement of the body art.
Usually a bed is required for a full-body massage, but at Beijing Herbal Foot Spa, an armchair is all that's needed. Upon taking a seat in the massaging chair, clients can choose an herb to be added to their warmed foot bath: lavender, green tea, rosemary, lemongrass, or chamomile. As their feet soak, a certified reflexologist begins manipulating acupressure points along the face, head, neck, and shoulders.
Reflexology is the spa's specialty, so the next step is removing feet from the bath for a complete reflexology massage. The treatment is designed to stimulate organs throughout the body by targeting various pressure points in the feet, thereby relieving symptoms ranging from tension headaches to menstrual cramps. And though reflexology is the focus, it's not the finale: each session ends with the therapist fully reclining the chair and having the client turn onto his or her stomach for acupressure and a percussive massage of the shoulders, back, arms, and legs.
Ann Supple Massey, the owner and founder of Rouge Cosmetics, has personally tested every product in her store, from the eye shadows to the moisturizers to the body fragrances. Her discerning eye is one of the reasons the store was awarded "Best of Boston" for makeup shopping in Boston Magazine in 2009. In addition to time-tested favorites from industry leaders such as Nars, Stila, and bareMinerals, clients also find products from more exclusive brands such as Darphin and Blinc, whose ?Kiss Me? mascara has graced the lashes of celebrities Jessica Alba, Rachel McAdams, and Jessica Rabbit.
Most of the aestheticians and makeup artists at Rouge have experience working at photo shoots and fashion shows, so they?re primed to help customers with a range of beauty needs. During private makeup lessons, they guide customers through popular techniques such as the smokey eye, and also acquaint them with tools and beauty products tailored to their personal style. The shop offers several other services, including bridal makeup and false lash applications.
During service sessions, owner and stylist Amanda Furnari doesn’t just sit back and watch her team work—she rolls up her sleeves, pulls out her shears, and gets to work. As an industry veteran with more than eight years of experience, Furnari carries certifications in SoCap and Balmain hair extensions as well as Schwarzkopf color. And it’s these types of skill sets that helped her salon win Salem/Beverly’s Best Hair Salon by Market Surveys of America in 2011.
Furnari and her fellow female stylists bolster natural beauty with salon services that include color treatments, hairstyling, waxing, and makeup applications. And as they work their magic, the team members take clients to cloud nine thanks to the salon’s sky-blue walls, soft, white salon chairs, and famous glass elevator that goes to nowhere.