Yulia brought her skin-revitalizing talents to Yulia's Skin Care after attaining the status of master aesthetician in Boston, where her work earned her spots on Best of Boston lists in area publications such as Stuff magazine. With certifications in microdermabrasion, enzyme peels, and stone facials, she has the training to adeptly coerce blemishes and discolorations from the face using a slew of skin treatments. For each treatment, Yulia's Skin Care's aestheticians select from their arsenal of nourishing products, and even arm themselves with specialty products, such as heated mittens and pumpkin-enzyme purées, for massages and facials. They also leverage their expertise to exfoliate, steam, and massage the skin on their clients' backs, shape brows, and wax away hair that refuses to take the bait of staticy balloon animals.
The professionals at Lueur Dore'e hit all the major beauty bases. Starting from the top down, they plump up guests' natural eyelashes with extensions designed to temporarily eschew the need for applying mascara or wearing magnifying glasses over each eye. They then can amplify natural features with makeup applications performed by hand or airbrush, as well as whisk away unwanted body fuzz with wax or gentler sugaring paste made with natural ingredients. For an overall look enhancement, they offer spray tanning that bronzes skin with quick-dyeing compounds. To accommodate those who don't wish to leave the comfort of their home, the technicians can take the show on road via their mobile tanning service.
From its perch within Beauty Avenue, A.R. Beauty Boutique's roster of beauticians directs passersby to new aesthetic heights with a menu of services for the skin and body. Waxing for a wide range of areas prevents loitering fuzz from encroaching on prime epidermal real estate, and eyebrow tinting adds extra oomph to peepers. Three types of facials and exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments remedy acne and worn-out complexions, and the soothing modalities of an Indian head massage bring comfort to scalps stressed from wearing maltese puppies as hair extensions.
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Billion Dollar Brows
Brands Used: Alexandria Professional
Pro Tip: If you use Retin-A, Accutane, or other exfoliants, you must wait six months in order to get sugared.
Attention to detail separates Le JJ Belle Pedicure from its fellow salons and spas. The staff understand the power of peace of mind, so they use glass sinks without any of the standard spa fixtures in which bacteria might establish footholds, such as jets, filters, tubes, and petri dishes. With that same sense of cleanliness, they carry out an array of manicures, pedicures, and waxing services. For instance, during deluxe chocolate mani-pedis, technicians soak feet in a warm milk-and-honey blend. They then apply hawaiian chocolate body sand to eliminate dry skin before finishing with a dark-chocolate moisturizing cream.
It's tough to relax just before a waxing appointment. With that in mind, renowned architect Chris Kofitsas decided to design Bare to inspire total serenity. To do that, he outfitted the reception area with its own porch swing, hung whimsical lanterns from the ceiling, and covered accent walls with full-sized pictures of nature scenes.
The peaceful, garden-like atmosphere certainly helps put male and female clients at ease, but the wax itself helps just as much. It's a specialized aromatherapy wax that wraps around the hair while avoiding the skin for a much more comfortable experience. In addition to using the wax, the experienced technicians can get rid of unwanted hairs by sugaring them with an all-natural paste, threading them away, or serving them notarized eviction notices. To accommodate clients interested in putting the finishing touches on their newly smoothed looks, they also offer airbrush tans and peels.