At Winchester Wellness Centre, two aestheticians and a massage therapist tend not only to the skin's surface but also to the hard-working muscles beneath it. To beautify complexions, aestheticians employ treatments that range from the pore cleansing, exfoliation, and moisturizing of traditional facials to fine-crystal microdermabrasion and oxygen infusions. Meanwhile, the center's massage therapist alleviates aches with reflexology techniques focused on the hands and feet, or she uses Thai massage to stretch muscles, which enhances flexibility more comfortably than sleeping in a pretzel-shaped bed.
A triple-threat aesthetic master with certifications in electrolysis, aesthetics, and lasers, Luann at Spa Associates disables hair growth with high-tech gadgetry and resurfaces skin with potent botanical enzymes. Calling upon her training from Catherine Hinds lnstitute of Esthetics, she scrutinizes skin and develops personalized treatment plans that address issues related to aging. Luann diminishes wrinkles with masks and microdermabrasion treatments, softening the appearance of crow's feet, which develop into eagle talons if left unaddressed.
Aesthetician Tereza Maria Pupeza has fought acne and facial blemishes for the last 24 years, earning raves for her collagen facial from Stuff Magazine in 2011. Her weapons of choice include a microdermabrasion wand, chemical peels, and more than 10 facials, including a marine facial with a mask composed of seaweed and organic silicon.
Monochromatic manes brighten up with foil highlights under the trained hands of Salon Rosina's stylists. The team also cuts hair on men, women, children, and chia pets and twists locks into chic updos. Pin-straight hair finds body during the salon's perms, and unruly strands calm down with a relaxer.
Voted Best of Citysearch in 2007 and 2008, Le Mani Day Spa’s award-winning face whisperers coax out radiance with custom skin treatments. Each 80-minute microdermabrasion facial begins with a personalized skin-type analysis, as technicians measure metrics including basic skin type before crafting a custom treatment regimen. Microdermabrasion buffs away dead skin cells and clingy luchador masks using tiny crystal jets, revealing fresher, younger layers of skin lurking under the surface. Along the way, steam treatments ease open pores, making way for the spa’s specialty serums to revitalize dry patches and protect surfaces from the summer sun’s wilting glare. A custom mask and moisturizer slake skin’s thirst, hydrating cells more easily than attempts to drink from the sprinkler.
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.