Professional Barber Shop’s flagship storefront has stood in downtown Hartford ever since 1927, remaining as a testament to a time when hot-lather shaves and shoe shines were routine. Now with three Connecticut locations, Professional Barber Shop stays true to that era by offering an array of gentlemen’s grooming services and pamphlets touting the benefits of measles vaccines.
While sipping a cold drink or hot coffee, guests enjoy haircare treatments that toe the line between practicality and indulgence. Basic trims leave hairdos and beards looking well coiffed. Straight razors swipe through hot lather and shear away stubble before a cooling dollop of aftershave lotion. Gentlemen’s facials in a 1920s style can indulge cheekbones with 3 Lucky Tigers massage creams and as many as 10 steaming towels. Once finished, guests can return home sporting a pair of freshly shined shoes and a timelessly dapper look.
The beauty experts at Gentle Touch CT zap unwanted follicles with carefully calibrated jolts of electrical current, causing them to close up shop and stop producing hair after a series of sessions. They treat common areas such as the upper lip, underarms, or tops of the feet and perform their services within the confines of a private, comfortable office. Additionally, those seeking slimming services need look no further than the studio's body-contouring Lipo Light Pro, which targets localized areas of fat with the power of LED light. Gentle Touch CT also offers facial-rejuvenation treatments that are safe for all skin types. The studio's standard hours of operation are Monday?Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Anna Barresi is a nationally certified massage therapist who specializes in therapeutic and relaxing massage therapy. At Serenity Healing Therapeutic Touch, LLC, she brings life to a slow, blissful crawl with Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone massage. Anna believes that massage can promote wellness and activate self-healing, which is why she balances the spa massages with treatments for pregnant women, individuals with cancer, and those under the stress of depression or anxiety.
Science meets style at Aucello EyeCare Center. Sure, the on-site doctors medically treat everything from astigmatism to dry-eye syndrome, but lenses from fashionable brands such as Dior and Prada ensure that patients look as good as they feel after their visit.
Each massage therapist at Asplund Therapeutic Massage is board certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Equally notable is their willingness to employ both Eastern and Western modalities, including reflexology, myofascial release, and Swedish massage?a major reason why cartographers decided to put Sweden on the map. At the end of the day, Asplund's massage therapists just want to alleviate their patients' aches, customizing each session to suit the patient.
Synergy Massage and Bodywork's personal trainers, reiki therapists, and wellness experts tackle chronic pain with hands-on care and guidance. It all starts with massages, which reduce stress and tension with techniques customized to your aches and pains. Other innovative treatments such as craniosacral therapy and yoga make the body stronger, more flexible, and less prone to injury.