The front windows of Elan Salon Inc. reflect a quintessential New England scene—brick sidewalks, old-fashioned lampposts, and shingled Victorian houses lining a winding street near Wedge Pond. Inside, however, the salon recalls some idealized desert vista—huge, brushy potted bushes span a twilight-colored wall, and minimalistic styling stations inhabit a vast expanse of light hardwood. Services are a mix of classic techniques and modern trends, including balayage highlights (applied freehand rather than with foils or a spray gun), keratin straightening, and Shellac polish.
Winchester Electrology & Laser Center founder Paula O'Byrne and her staff are single-mindedly devoted to one mission: hair removal. Armed with a GentleLase laser, technicians zap away unwanted follicles while a built-in cryogen spray keeps the skin cool. For hair that stubbornly sticks around after multiple laser sessions, electrolysis services can shut down the most stubborn of follicles. Between both methods, the savvy techs can stop hair growth in a large area or shape sideburns to naturally grow into lightning bolts.
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.
Salone Estetica is home to a team of professional nail technicians, massage therapists, stylists, and aestheticians. With so many specialized individuals on staff, the salon has quickly become a one-stop shop for custom skin, hair, and body treatments.
Hair Club's EXT extreme hair therapy program revitalizes male and female manes through a combination of thickening agents and re-growth formulas applied in the shower and through nutritional supplements and in-house treatments administered at Hair Club centers. Hair Club claims the majority of its program's users are able to stop or slow hair loss, and 35% significantly reforest their head helmets. Preface your visit to the club where everyone knows your hair's name using three in-shower cleansers and conditioners to buff up existing hair and inspire thin, fine strands to stand up for themselves. One in-house treatment is administered to your noggin and is accompanied by a video microscope assessment. Hair-helping dietary supplements mix vitamins and herbs in several delicious Flintstone flavors, while an FDA-approved minoxidil solution applied to the head refertilizes fallow scalp-fields. Customers can purchase two Groupons for two consecutive months of treatment; follicle scouts can usually spot thicker hair within 4–6 months.
Chicken-tikka, tandoori-salmon, and minced-lamb kebabs at Zaika Indian Bistro awaken tongues with each bite of zesty flavor. That's thanks to the culinary team's patient cooking techniques, which require each kebab to marinate for 24 hours in low-fat yogurt dusted with exotic spices.
While the kebabs marinate, Zaika's cooks stir coriander into medleys of onions and homegrown lentils, as well as stuff crepe-like dosas with nine possible fixings, including barbecue chicken and spiced mashed potatoes. Like its sit-down dinners, Zaika's daily lunch buffet can be complemented by classic Indian beverages, including mango lassis, and imported beers such as Kingfisher.