Painful needles and scalpels have no place at Biotone Skin Clinic. Instead, skilled aestheticians draw from a well of noninvasive treatments as they erase the lines and wrinkles caused by aging, sun damage, and sleeping on a pile of extension cords. Visages can absorb gentle infrared rays and microcurrents during photo-rejuvenation facials and nonsurgical face-lifts, each capable of tightening and toning loose skin. The team's diamond-tip microdermabrasion wand exfoliates not only the face and neck but also the chest and body, and potent chemical peels remove layers of superficial skin and the imperfections that go with it. Aside from returning skin to its nascent state, the Biotone staff also keeps eyes, lips, and brows always ready for a special occasion with permanent makeup.
Fringe125 Salon does more than just cut hair; the staff's mission is to combine "creative, classic, and cutting edge styling." Inside a modern and upscale spa-like space, they achieve this not just by shortening strands, but also by curating a menu of services that includes coloring, blow-outs, and various straightening treatments. They render all of these aesthetic flourishes with a conscientious commitment to maintaining the highest eco-friendly standards possible. The salon is decorated with reclaimed wood, uses energy-efficient lighting, and favors natural hair-care lines over products that harm the environment, such as Doomsday Device brand hair dryers.
A small army of flat-screen televisions clings to the walls inside COCO Nail Spa, entertaining guests as they get pampered. Clusters of oversized pedicure chairs and a long line of executive-style manicure chairs grant patrons deep comfort as their fingernails and toenails become prettier. Cozy treatment rooms offer privacy during massages, diamond-tipped microdermabrasion sessions, and waxings on everything from lower legs up to the third eyebrow, if you?ve got three eyes.
Massage therapist Frank Fiorillo, the force behind Performance Massage Therapy, combines his skills in clinical and rehabilitative bodywork with an appreciation for the stress relief and relaxation benefits. Massages tailored to each clients' needs help to ease tension and discomfort from the body, and Fiorillo's experience as an athletic trainer's assistant affords him a unique perspective.
The seasoned aestheticians at Artistex tap into a cache of elixirs sourced from plants and minerals to cloak bodies in comfort and beauty. They perform a suite of services, pampering fingers and toes with mani-pedis, rejuvenating mugs with a host of facials, and encouraging retirement of Dolly Parton wigs with permanent-hair-coloring services.
Sunsations offers a wide breadth of tanning options, including traditional beds, standup tanning, and spray booths. The Mystic spray tan outwits the sun by bronzing human statues without exposing them to UV rays. Silver level tans give a range of solar-powered options, such as the Suncapsule, 12 minutes in a stand-up booth at 7,000 watts, and the Orion, which tracks down 15 minutes of tanning with three facials at 5,000 watts (only available at Norwalk location). Tanning neophytes can ask the friendly staff at Sunsations what type of tanning bed and lotion are the right fits for their skin types. Dogs must be 192 years old to enjoy Sunsations, while humans only need to be 16.