Skin Care by Alyce's beauty experts attend continuing education classes to ensure their methods and products are up-to-date, renovating body real estate with relaxing modern spa treatments. The classic pedicure treats aching feet to a fragrant whirlpool soak before a tension tamer daubs lower legs and shoe-fillers with a soothing sea-salt scrub. A skilled skinscaper then smoothes away feet’s rough patches, trims toe keratin, plants a row of tulips around the footbath, and applies a fresh coat of paint. An effervescent cuticle soak launches the must-have manicure, followed by a cuticle trimming, stress-melting hand massage, nail shaping, and a glaze of eye-catching color.
Dr. Timothy Stringer, who specializes in foot and ankle surgery, and Dr. Laura Guerin, who specializes in treating problems caused by diabetes, combine their expertise to treat a slew of foot and ankle ailments at Premier Foot & Ankle Associates. They prescribe custom orthotics to treat plantar fasciitis and heel spurs, extract ingrown toenails, and administer radio frequency to plantar warts to kill the virus. For more serious problems that require surgery, such as bunions or the aftermath of running into a streetball player who vows to break your ankles, their office has an adjoining surgical center that is accredited by the nonprofit The Joint Commission.
At Elements to Wellness, clients leave behind their cares to relax with soothing massages, rejuvenating facials, and refreshing skincare treatments. In a private room, pillowy treatment tables sit head to head, inviting twosomes to relax on them during couples massages. Clients can recline comfortably on a table in another private room as a licensed aesthetician rejuvenates their skin with custom oil- or wrinkle-reducing facials. The spa also offers Jane Iredale mineral-makeup applications, body scrubs, and waxing services.
Anew Salon & Spa makes hair its business. From formal updos to simple cuts, the stylists can create any kind of look to fit both everyday and spectacular occasions. In addition to haircuts, color, and straightening treatments, the staff offers a variety of spa services, including facials to clear away acne and massages to loosen muscle knots and free backs for an evening of crab walking.
As an accredited pedorthic facility, Berkshire Boot & Shoe Shoppe ensconces soles in a myriad of brand-name footwear crafted by companies such as SAS, Ecco, and Merrell for maximum health and comfort. An in-house pedorthist divulges expert insights into the proper footwear for work, exercise, or recreational parade marching. The shoe sherpas may match customers with callisthenic kicks by New Balance (about $125) or durable Dansko clogs and sandals (about $120). Exhibitionist foot fingers can flaunt themselves from inside the Clarks Un.Port’s ultra lightweight sole, lambskin lining, and adjustable leather straps ($100). The Moab Ventilator ($85) hiking shoe by Merrell protects adventurous dogs with an agglomeration of sturdy leather and breathable mesh, hindering the entry of debris such as rocks, dirt, and miss-shot marbles. Uniquely sized feet can find comfort in Berkshire’s vast assortment of fits, and special orders when necessary at no additional charge.
For almost 50 years, the Proserpi-Schlecter Center for Plastic Surgery has delivered quality cosmetic care to patients throughout the region. Dr. Benjamin Schlecter, a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience under his scalpel, performs your 25-unit Botox injection wherein folded face furrows are smoothed to a youthful sheen that lasts three to six months. In addition to Botox, patients will receive a digital skin analysis and hydrafacial therapy—a noninvasive treatment that cleanses and exfoliates the skin, mitigating fine lines, age spots, and other evidence of man’s never-ending battle against the sun. The hydrafacial takes place at the Spa at Spring Ridge, just next door to the plastic surgery center.