In a house on tree-lined historic Union Street, board-certified vein specialist Dr. Fort eliminates unwanted spider and varicose veins by using an array of noninvasive techniques, such as traditional and foam sclerotherapy, laser therapy, and minimally invasive surgical solutions. Esthetic Laser Centre's medical esthetician, Amy Perka, focuses attention on faces, using different types of lasers to reduce hyperpigmentation and tone complexions, along with chemical peels and dermaplaning. The lasers are also used to banish unwanted hair.
Unlike baking under UV lamps, being spritzed with Island Mist Tanning’s aloe-based tanning solution moisturizes skin, takes only five minutes, and keeps bodies bronze for up to two weeks. Plus, its organic airbrush tan ensures an even, natural-looking coat. The shop also offers mobile tanning and party packages, as well as products such as vegan bronzer.
At Sunraes Tanning Salon, it can be difficult to decide just how to get that golden bronze glow. The root of this happy problem is the salon’s arsenal of six different tanning bed types, which range from basic level one tanning beds to unparalleled level five beds equipped with a cooling water mist, face and shoulder tanners, and 52 low pressure bulbs. Sunraes also offers UV-free color, misting away paleness with customized, hand-applied airbrush spray tanning.
Ceres Anastas is an artist with a new medium: the laser. For more than 20 years, she created art in the traditional sense, assembling mosaics and painting pieces that still hang in collections across the United States and in Europe. In 2010, she discovered in aesthetics another passion, this time beautifying bodies instead of blank canvases. After graduating from the National Laser Institute, she opened her clinic, where she depilates both men and women. She relies on the ClearScan laser, whose computer-guided handpiece covers areas evenly. In addition, its integrated cooling system makes the pulsating beams of light feel more comfortable on the skin. The procedure—whether it covers a small area such as the chin or a larger area, such as the dorsal fin—incurs no downtime. And, since each patient’s skin and hair type is different, Anastas determines the number of treatments needed on an individual basis.
Sitting in a red chair in front of a futuristic, diamond-shaped mirror at Blown Away, you might feel as though you're piloting a spaceship. The reality is far less stressful—a stylist is probably trimming your hair or combing it through with products from brands such as Sebastian and Alterna.
Despite the salon's name, the team specializes in far more than blowouts. They also apply highlights, curl hair with perms, and take down frizz with thermal straightening. There are even waxing services for the face and body, as well as mani-pedis with skin-softening paraffin wax.
Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe look out from photo frames at the open floor of High Maintenance Hair Studio. The salon does these Hollywood starlets proud by offering professional beauty treatments in an environment that defines opulence—rich shades of turquoise swathe the walls, and a chandelier hangs above each of the stylists’ workstations. These stylists live up to their posh surroundings, coloring strands with Goldwell products and adding length with extensions made from real human hair.