Once you see the inside of Lynne’s Place, the salon and spa celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, you won’t want to leave. Ever. Owner Lynne Reilly said she’s often told that she should have been an interior designer with the extent of how she’s decorated her place.
“It’s not stuffy or intimidating. I want people to come in and feel instantly comfortable,” said Reilly. “Route 138 is such a busy place and people have such hectic lives that I want this to be a place for them to relax and feel good”
With the anniversary date in September, Reilly reflected on how her business has grown. Although she’s always been known for laser hair removal and electrolysis treatments, Lynne’s Place has expanded their skin care services to include a high-tech, state-of-the-art HydraFacial MD treatment, known as an advanced version of a professional facial and microdermabrasion.
HydraFacials provide hybrid treatment to “give dull, aged, damaged, and breakout-prone skin a new lease on life,” according to the Lynne’s Place website.
Totally pain-free, the HydraFacial works to smooth and resurface your skin, while it hydrates using a unique combination of cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating serums, said Reilly. The treatments take as little as 30 minutes, with results showing almost immediately. A series of HydroPeel tips, each with multiple peeling edges, will evenly exfoliate and polish with each pass, leaving you with a glowing complexion, she said.
“This is a medical-grade facial that’s so amazing, I am getting many new clients from outside our area who are so happy with a high-tech facial that delivers instant results with no downtime,” said Reilly, noting the treatment can be used as an anti-aging treatment as well as for teens struggling with acne.
“This is for men as well. They need to know that this is not a foo-foo place. Many men come in here and love how clean their faces feel and look afterword. They also like that they don’t need to wear wraps or robes like a traditional spa facial.”
Reilly said HydraFacials and skincare treatments are growing to about 25 percent of her business now, but that the majority of it still remains laser hair removal and electrolysis treatments.
“We do just about every body area when it comes to hair removal, ‘nose to toes’ as I call it, and it’s become life-changing for so many people. We help change the way people look and make them feel better about themselves,” said Reilly.
“For women we laser faces, legs, bikini lines and underarms all day long and take care of hair on the neck, chin, and sideburns. For men, besides the back, we do a lot of necklines, cheekbones, unibrows, chests and shoulders.”
In order to work through all the phases of hair, Reilly said they will need at least six appointments, each about 30 minutes long, with about 6-8 weeks in-between each treatment.
“People love laser. They love the feel and the look of it. They end up combining areas. Like, they do the bikini line area and then include legs or do a number of areas on the face,” said Reilly.
“The initial laser consultation will come up with the scope of what will be needed. The people who come are those looking for touch-ups or are those who are brand new to this. The way it helps a person’s self-esteem is amazing.”
Reilly stressed that when it comes to hair removal, there are no age barriers – it’s something that affects both the young and old.
“We often see pre-teens come in, who have been labeled or made fun of, and taking care of their unwanted hair issues is something that makes them feel better about themselves. It helps them to be happier,” said Reilly.
“Women don’t want hormonal hair and there are times when they can’t really see all the hair that’s there. Every square inch of the face is evaluated in this process. In the end, the only regret people have in doing this is that they didn’t have laser hair removal treatments sooner. They can’t believe they wasted their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s before doing it.”
But not everyone is a candidate for laser hair removal, Reilly said. They must have light skin with dark hair in order for the laser to read where the hair is.
“The laser needs to see the contrast because the laser’s light is only programmed to see dark hair. You can’t have blond hair or white hair,” Reilly said.
Whether it’s laser hair removal or skin care with the cutting edge technology of HydraFacials, Reilly said her business continues to boom after twenty years and actually become more attractive to each new person coming through her door.
“The HydraFacials are helping to take us over the top in skin care, giving us the best and fastest treatments for people who have little or no downtime and providing immediate results,” said Reilly.
For more information call 508-646-0000 or visit lynnesplacespa.com