The warm and serene Winchester day spa specializes in customized skin treatments, and its highly experienced staff will lavish your mug with a rejuvenating personal pore pampering that leaves you looking as radiant as the smug neighborhood glowworm. The 60-minute facial is customized to meet the specific needs and wants of your skin, and is complemented by a gentle microdermabrasion treatment to buff and exfoliate away dead dermal cells and Hollywood "old person" makeup—revealing the fresher, younger underlayer of skin lurking under the surface like a sexy shark. Along the way, moisturizing and hydrating masks will keep your skin at its freshest, despite any wilting glares from the jealously inflamed summer sun outside. Extractions will also be performed as needed until your face is state-dinner ready.
Equipped with a degree in biology and a passion for beauty, owner Ania Zaroda embarked on a European holiday that led her to redefine her brows with permanent makeup. In awe of the time and money saved thanks to the procedure, she returned home to open Beauty by Ania, a haven for permanent cosmetics, massage, and other spa services. Ania custom blends permanent-makeup pigment, tailoring applications to complement each client's skin and hair tone, and smoothes away dead skin and blemishes with microdermabrasion's safe Natural Diamond crystals so that clients don't have to cuddle up with a belt sander.
Synthetic eyelash extensions that last up to six weeks frame peepers after stints in Beauty by Ania's violet waiting room, decked out with plush, gray chairs. A private treatment room welcomes guests into its beautifying embrace, where glamour packages re-create red-carpet looks before special events or highly talked-about bedtime stories.
Central Place Skin Care Salon combines a bevy of spa packages with a candlelit, Victorian atmosphere to craft rejuvenating and beautifying spa experiences. During the Relaxation Vacation package, a one-hour massage mollifies muscles by employing Swedish techniques and emotional blackmailing to coax bodily tension into quietly leaving. Then, a half-hour Reiki treatment utilizes ancient techniques of manual energy direction, designed to instill a full-body sense of wellbeing. Finally, a customized European facial pampers weary countenances with facial steaming and exfoliation, face and décolleté massage, and a nourishing mask to battle skin flaws while concealing secret identities.
At Boston Cosmetic and Laser Center, clients can literally change before their own eyes. Here, a staff of professional beauty experts perform services designed to enhance appearances without invasive surgery. Many treatments focus on reversing signs of aging—injections of Botox, for example, relax wrinkle-causing muscles, while Ultherapy tones the face and neck with ultrasound energy and microscopic barbells. Other options, including laser hair removal and VelaShape body-contouring, focus on fine-tuning torsos and limbs.
Studio 9 specializes in sculpting streamlined and symmetrical eyebrows; Boston magazine named it Best Brow Shaper in 2008, and InStyle picked it for Best Boston Brows in its 2009 Beauty Black Book. Let one of these talented pluckists give your brows a look of surprise just in time for gift-receiving season ($45 for sculpting). Or, opt for a haircut in the latest style ($35–$100) or a conditioning treatment with a head massage ($25). A member of the Boston Wedding Group, Studio 9 has excelled at bridal and prom hairdos (updos start at $65) and a special 'do for proms that turn into weddings. Perfectly coifed clients treat their digits to a luxurious spa manicure ($30). A full range of makeup services includes expert application of false lashes and pupil-illuminating eye makeup ($60).
Epidermis & Co. chief aesthetician Michelle Cataldo has dedicated herself to the art of skincare. Constantly conducting research on products and procedures, she customizes aesthetic regimens to fit her clients' individual needs and the state of their skin. Drawing from her experience, she can treat any aesthetic woe from dry skin to hyperpigmentation that looks like Elvis sideburns. The Epidermis & Co. team also provides non-invasive treatments including iLipo that reduces the appearance of cellulite and dermal fills that smooth away wrinkles and plump lips.