La Dermique Skin Rejuvenation & Body Contouring Center’s board-certified surgeons, registered nurses, and master aestheticians keep their fingers on the pulse of emerging technologies they can potentially use in their minimally invasive treatments. Simple aesthetic procedures, such as microdermabrasion and photofacials, rejuvenate dull, aging skin, whereas Botox and dermal fillers temporarily remedy wrinkles for a smooth, supple complexion. Ultherapy, one of the center's newer treatments, sends sound waves below the skin’s surface to gently heat tissues and simulate the effects of a face-lift, all without incisions or cheek suspenders. La Dermique’s technicians also wield lasers, including Smartlipo Triplex technology, to permanently destroy fat and remove unwanted body hair and tattoos.
GBS Brows has carved out a niche for its four locations by offering beautification treatments not often found at other salons. While they certainly present standard fare such as facials, massages, and waxing, what sets them apart are their two other treatments; threading and henna tattoos. Threading, an alternative to traditional waxing, uses intertwined pieces of thread to remove and shape facial hair with increased precision. Their India-trained henna tattoo artists can create beautiful, often floral-inspired designs that typically last about two to four weeks, like most grade school plays. Each location's décor showcases its own type of elegance, but they all feature bright colors and pleasant flourishes such as plants and paintings.
At Gold's Gym, a nationwide fitness franchise in business more than 45 years, novice and veteran athletes alike torch calories and tone cores in group exercise classes, with free weights, and on cardio machines. Classes are scheduled seven days a week at both of the West Springfield and Chicopee locations, where booties shrink to Latin-inspired jams with Zumba and muscles stave off boredom in high-intensity interval training sessions. Other classes include PiYo, which crunches cores through a fusion of yoga and Pilates, and RPM, an indoor cycling workout during which pedalers climb simulated peaks and giant bean stalks as energy-boosting music reverberates through frames. Before embarking upon fitness journeys, new members can participate in a series of free training and nutrition appointments. Both locations boast childcare services, full-service juice bars, tanning booths, and nametags for those who become unrecognizable in their newly sculpted bodies.
La Prestiges Salon and Spa combines s8alon and spa services under one roof to save clients from wasting gas driving all over town for their aesthetic and relaxation needs. A one-stop pampering shop, the salon and spa houses a staff of beauty professionals who reshape shaggy hairstyles or craft complete makeovers using Paul Mitchell products along with their very own comb and scissor savvy. The aestheticians can treat skin with pumpkin, chocolate, or vitamin-C facials and set skin aglow with spray tans. Nail technicians dazzle hands and feet with mani-pedis and tiny, breathtaking nail designs, whereas makeup artists enhance the natural beauty of facial features with skilled cosmetics application and optional helmet-mounted spotlights. Meanwhile, laser techs use laser light to remove unwanted hair from the face, arms, and legs.
Creativity weds technique inside of Modern Designs Salon, where trained stylists craft the latest in trendy looks with an artistic flair. Fashionable overhauls come through in the form of haircuts and styles, brilliant colors from the Wella product line, and chemical treatments such as Amino Fusion smoothing. The staff also offers waxing treatments, manicures, and pedicures.
As cavernous as a warehouse yet reminiscent of a quaint cabin, BruHill Spa'lon utilizes abundant space, wood ceilings and pillars, and exposed-brick walls to remind guests they are not in a typical salon. Intricate arches are built into the brick walls above the windows, which is really just the wall frowning as clients get all the attention. Where normally one would see unflattering fluorescent lights, clients see chandeliers hanging down and radiating a pleasant yellowish-white light. In that pool of photons, the full-service salon's staff gets to work. They perform nail services, including Shellac and Gelish applications, and gussy up hair with cuts. BruHill also employs a full-service men's barber.