Like a Swiss army knife, Skin Therapeutics's chemical peels can get you out of a range of problematic situations. The Jessner peel, for one, intensely exfoliates the skin to purge surface acne. The glycolic peel’s fruit-acid-infused formula speeds up cellular turnover, which in turn inspires an even skin texture. And the five-berry peel—a blend of cranberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, and bearberry—fights sun damage, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and excess oil.
The perceptive staff at Skin Therapeutics specialize in tailoring these and a swath of other, high-tech treatments to match each client’s unique needs. Their fleet of machines includes lasers that stunt hair growth and intense pulsed light that neutralizes sun damage and moonburn. While their traditional classic facials to slough away dead skin from the face, staff can also use an ultrasound device for state-of-the-art complexion cleansing.
Dana Unnold worked for 15 years as a licensed cosmetologist has become well acquainted with major brands of beauty products. She uses Goldwell color products, choosing the line because it doesn't leave hair looking over-processed or like it was being filmed through a starburst filter. She pairs Goldwell color with other high-end brands including Lanza, Moroccanoil, KMS, DermOrganic, and BioSilk as she reshapes manes. In addition to her hair services, Dana rids faces of unwanted hair using Nufree, a sugar-free formula that lifts strands without using irritating bees wax.
Captiva’s staff of aestheticians and massage therapists soothes guests from crown to anklet with spa services that employ botanical Aveda products. During the Captiva signature facial, a thorough massage alleviates soreness caused by staring contests with the Lincoln Memorial, before a customized mask cleanses and hydrates skin. As the mask’s ingredients work to rejuvenate the body’s first-impression maker, Aveda solutions nourish nostrils with sweet scents and aromas. Two 60-minute Swedish massages ($70 each) knead away muscular tension with flowing, connective techniques intended to confiscate any stress-based contraband. Massages conclude with a touch-up of any makeup so that visitors leave radiating relaxation as well as composure.
A belief in traditional Indian ayurvedic medicine and holistic principles has helped shaped Bernadette Hawkes's worldly aesthetic approach. Her treatments incorporate various therapeutic modalities, and she uses a variety of organic salves to simultaneously nourish and beautify the skin. Her vast repertoire allows her to perform a variety of relaxing treatments, including scalp massages with specially blended oils, ear candling, personalized facials, and heartfelt croons of "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Hawkes can also smooth out skin surfaces with waxing treatments. She'll cover the affected fuzzy area with high-end natural wax, uproot the offending hairs, and then immediately apply a soothing cream to minimize discomfort.
The Vidal Sassoon–trained president of J.Kelley Salon Inc., Jill Kelley, leads the team of style savants and certified wax techs to beautify patrons by straightening unruly 'dos and expelling extraneous face and body strands. An experienced staff lavishes bodies with high-quality products such as All Nutrient's organic dyes, Nufree's waxless depilator, and American Crew developed specifically for the manes of men. Chic salon chairs and polka-dotted sofas hold clients in the clutches of bliss as they're pampered amidst the exposed brick walls and turquoise accents of the salon.
At Electrology Laboratory of Maine, Michelle Noel and her team beautify bodies with permanent hair-removal treatments and smiles with teeth-whitening sessions. To remove hair from the face, torso, or limbs, the staff members use slender probes that emit low-intensity electrical impulses, destroying the follicle's ability to regrow hair. For teeth whitening, they employ LumaProbe, whose light-emitting diodes and whitening gel visibly lighten teeth, leaving smiles brighter than a ghost's newly bleached sheet.