T-L-S—which represents the names of owners Tereza Pupeza, Luann Ferry-Smith, and Svetlana Kresel—embraces each partner's specialty of skincare, laser treatment, and massage to provide full-service pampering to clients using G.M. Collin products. Being named a recipient of Stuff Magazine's 2011 Beauty Awards may bring Tereza's talent to the public eye, but her more than 24 years of European and American experience shows upon the glowing skin of her clients. The licensed medical aesthetician received her first diploma in Russia before she gained more experience through a medical program at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics.
Prior to joining T-L-S, registered electrologist, licensed aesthetician, and laser technician Luann honed her skills at Kelley's School of Electrology and through her work as founder of Ferry Electrolysis in Lexington. Now certified by the Candela and Cynosure laser companies, she safely removes unwanted hair through electrolysis, laser treatment, and the promise of a leisurely life on a five-star lint roller.
Trained by a former sports therapist to the Bruins, licensed massage therapist Svetlana eases away aches and tension with massage services customized for clients' individual needs. Svetlana, a former pediatric nurse from Russia, exploits her knowledge of human anatomy to soothe body and mind during massages that employ Russian, American, and Thai bodywork techniques.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Equipped with a degree in biology and a passion for beauty, owner Ania Zaroda embarked on a European holiday that led her to redefine her brows with permanent makeup. In awe of the time and money saved thanks to the procedure, she returned home to open Beauty by Ania, a haven for permanent cosmetics, massage, and other spa services. Ania custom blends permanent-makeup pigment, tailoring applications to complement each client's skin and hair tone, and smoothes away dead skin and blemishes with microdermabrasion's safe Natural Diamond crystals so that clients don't have to cuddle up with a belt sander.
Synthetic eyelash extensions that last up to six weeks frame peepers after stints in Beauty by Ania's violet waiting room, decked out with plush, gray chairs. A private treatment room welcomes guests into its beautifying embrace, where glamour packages re-create red-carpet looks before special events or highly talked-about bedtime stories.