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.
Dr. Martin E. Cutler?s more than 30 year career is defined by his mastery of new technology. In the ?70s, he was one of the first area doctors to offer no-stitch cataract lens replacement. Today, he helps patients reduce their dependence on glasses with LASIK and makes reading glasses obsolete with conductive keratoplasty, the first FDA-approved procedure that sharpens one?s up-close vision and makes Moby Dick easier to understand.
Alongside Dr. Cutler?s opthalmology center stands a medical spa staffed by licensed aestheticians. With the aid of the Palomar StarLux system, they harness the power of intense pulse light to oust unwanted fuzz from anywhere on the body. They also pair facials with botanical Nelly de Vuyst products and deep-clean pores with PCA chemical peels, and offer free skin analyses to help patients find the best course of treatment or the best way to flaunt a Jay Leno?shaped birthmark.
With a complimentary drink in hand, guests of Envy Nails & Spa can kick back in plush pedicure thrones as experienced technicians refresh nails with customized manicures and pedicures. After a filing, buffing, and massage, the nail experts coat digits with traditional polish or chip-resistant, UV-cured gel. On the other side of the salon, technicians brighten complexions with customized facials, ease muscle tension with a hot stone massage, and reenergize clients with reflexology treatments that focus on the hands, ears, and feet.
Massage therapist Mihail Rosca draws on 13 years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of the human anatomy to relax bodies and relieve muscular tension. Mihail uses a strong, intuitive touch to integrate various techniques during each massage, customizing sessions to address the unique therapeutic needs of his clients. To help clients to stay healthy beyond the massage, he teaches them how to be proactive about their health. Mihail offers both in-studio and on-location massages.
gohspa?whose prefix is a hidden acronym of green, organic, holistic?is a beauty haven where staffers use purified water and skincare formulas that are organic, vegan, and, upon request, gluten free. According to Woburn Advocate blogger and organic-lifestyle advocate Betsy Wild, owner Beth Gaudette has been a green cosmetologist for more than 20 years and has constructed her spa with "low VOC paint, cork floors, LED lighting, low flush toilets, energy efficient washers, dryers, heating and cooling systems, [and] organic towels." The building is unsurprisingly LEED-certified, and the spa services have the safety and well-being of both staff and clients in mind. Pedicures, for example, take place in a pipeless unit featuring a filtered dual-water system, with polish that is free of formaldehyde, camphor, or glitter harvested from radioactive pixies.
At Pastiche Salon and Day Spa, a dedicated staff of stylists and aestheticians work together to keep their clients' hair and skin smooth. Master stylist Wanda Griffiths leads the styling team, focusing on educating clients with ways to keep their hair healthy between salon visits. Meanwhile, Master Aesthetician Briana Cairnie tends to their skincare needs with stimulating treatments such as collagen facials, glycolic facials, and back facials. The Pastiche Salon and Day Spa team also performs manicures and pedicures to purify the tiny pores on top of fingertips.