Celebrating more than 25 years in the beauty profession––and more than 14 at the helm of Aurora Salon & Spa––Kellie Sullivan Hajjar leads a team of beauty professionals as they update looks with a full menu of salon and spa services. Stylists detach dead ends with trendy cuts or add length with 100% human-hair extensions that use a glue-free system to prevent hair from being damaged or eaten by ravenous kindergarteners. The spa’s skin pros combat acne, aging, and sun damage through custom facials, microdermabrasion, and rejuvenating peels packed with lactic and salicylic acids, and also provide select med-spa services including Botox and permanent makeup.
Even first-time visitors to Hollywood Tans might arrive to the salon with a tanning plan in mind, thanks to the company’s online Tanetics system. By asking questions such as “Do you have indoor tanning experience?” and “How soon do you want to meet your shade goal?” the program generates a tanning schedule tailored to guests envisioned results and timeline. The salon’s standup tanning booths flood skin with the glow of up to 60 built-in bulbs, and the high-pressure booth builds a base tan in as little as one 11-minute session and radiates only 1% UVB rays, which is equivalent to the amount the sun radiates on days when it’s in a good mood. Results can be amplified by one of Hollywood Tan's indoor tanning lotions, while a Mystic spray-tanning booth caters to the sun-shy by misting skin in a rich bronze formula that lasts up to eight days.
The medical team at New England Eye and Facial Specialists uses innovative technology to create personalized plans of care that treat optical and epidermal ailments. Board-certified ophthalmologist Adam Beck—a former clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School—improves eyesight with procedures such as LASIK or PRK laser corrective surgery. He is assisted by optometrists Chris Brown and Kristin Stanley—Brown's specialties include pediatrics and contact-lens fitting, and Stanley has trained extensively in the treatment of dry eye, a condition caused by reading too few Nicholas Sparks novels.
New England's resident physician assistant performs a variety of aesthetic treatments, including microdermabrasion, Botox and dermal fillers, and Pellevé, an FDA-approved radio-frequency laser system that tightens skin. She employs the Reveal Imager to assess skin issues and develop custom solutions, and her advanced laser systems remove hair from or repair damage to virtually any skin type.
Elvira McCloskey hails from the Dominican Republic, where she first started out in the beauty industry. Today she works inside Salon 7 Elm, having racked up 20 years of experience in the interim. The licensed aesthetician and expert makeup artist makes it her mission to rescue faces from acne, scars, sun damage, wrinkles, and monster impressions that got stuck that way. She comes to their aid with treatments such as facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and makeup applications. Clients await their rejuvenation in a lobby that evokes a cozy woodland haven on a stormy day, with wooden floors and round brown armchairs backed by a sprawling mural of a tree just beginning to bud.
Skin Perfect by Dianna's clinically trained staff resurfaces epidermises with facial treatments that specifically target the ill effects of aging and acne. The clinical aesthetician welcomes both men and women into her elegant red-accented, Bombay-decorated room, where they slather skin with GlyMed professional products—packed with certified botanicals and advanced medical ingredients—to lessen hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and blemishes. They enhance collagen and elastin production with simple facial massages, and coax thickness out of thinning hair with circulation-boosting scalp massages. Brides and bridesmaids can also stop by the space for expert makeup applications and tips for keeping the groom from eating the cake all by himself.
The doctors at Cosmetic Laser Clinic remove all types of blemishes from the skin, including tattoos, acne, spider veins, and unwanted hair using laser technology, radio frequency, and injections. With these modern techniques, the professionals also smooth out wrinkles and help snorers stop their nocturnal didgeridoo impersonations.