Ann Supple Massey, the owner and founder of Rouge Cosmetics, has personally tested every product in her store, from the eye shadows to the moisturizers to the body fragrances. Her discerning eye is one of the reasons the store was awarded "Best of Boston" for makeup shopping in Boston Magazine in 2009. In addition to time-tested favorites from industry leaders such as Nars, Stila, and bareMinerals, clients also find products from more exclusive brands such as Darphin and Blinc, whose “Kiss Me” mascara has graced the lashes of celebrities Jessica Alba, Rachel McAdams, and Jessica Rabbit.
Most of the aestheticians and makeup artists at Rouge have experience working at photo shoots and fashion shows, so they’re primed to help customers with a range of beauty needs. During private makeup lessons, they guide customers through popular techniques such as the smokey eye, and also acquaint them with tools and beauty products tailored to their personal style. The shop offers several other services, including bridal makeup and false lash applications.
HLC specializes in advanced laser technology used by experienced technicians. Evict stubble and banish bodily fuzz with laser hair removal, or choose from a wide array of skin-settling services. The ultrasonic facial stimulates collagen using a negative ionic current, while Lumi/LED phototherapy increases turnover of cells—improving skin pigmentation, alleviating acne, and producing a glow previously seen only in honeymooning fireflies. Call to schedule your appointment.
The staff members at Go Platinum Salon and Medspa haven't stopped learning since they graduated from school. By focusing on continuing-education courses and staying abreast of new treatments, they have cultivated a med-spa service list that includes dermal fillers to reduce age lines, laser treatments to remove unwanted body hair, and Image Skincare chemical peels to revivify sagging skin. They also perform traditional spa services to give full-body glows via personalized facials and Aviva sunless spray tanning. They pamper scalps with haircuts and color treatments to create headscapes more dazzling than a mop dipped in glitter and tied around one’s chin. The salon also carries a full array of Jane Iredale Cosmetics so that their clients can beautify themselves at home.
Skin Deep wields an arsenal of high-tech exterior enhancers to solve an array of aesthetic conundrums. Laser hair reduction quickly eliminates unwanted down from fur-festooned body parts with the help of a Lumenis LightSheer Duet machine. The procedure starts with a thorough cleaning of the relevant area to remove dirt and stubborn body barnacles, after which the laser takes aim at the offending follicles, vaporizing the carbon particles in hair-growing glands while leaving surrounding cells untouched. Because the laser acts selectively, targeting only active hair follicles, there is very little skin irritation and no need for recovery time, unlike hair removal conducted via lawn mower. The treatment is effective for darker skin types that may be ineligible for other types of laser therapy. Optimal efficacy is usually reached after five to seven treatments, though this may vary depending on the density of the hair, skin tone, and each follicle’s emotional readiness to accept early retirement. Customers should shave the target area prior to their appointment.
The knowledgeable aestheticians at Sky Skin Center fend off unwanted follicles, signs of aging, and skin conditions with an assortment of spa and laser treatments. During laser hair-removal sessions, strand assassins take aim at unsightly bristles with Candela GentleMax or Palomar lasers, allowing patients to become perfectly drag-free for Olympic slip 'n' slide time trials. Med-spa treatments—such as chemical peels, photofacials, vascular treatments, and microdermabrasion—tackle conditions as varied as rosacea, acne scarring, and sun damage. Skin-lift injections, including Botox, Juvéderm, and Radiesse, restore visages' youthful appearance, and soothing facials and massages ease muscle tension caused by trying to dead-lift 50-pound sunglasses.