Put Your Best Face Forward

Go for the Gold Standard facial at JECT in Bridgehampton
Something to shout about: glistening skin with help from JECT.  Photography by Cathrine White

by Ray Rogers

Are you ready for the full onslaught of peak-season gatherings? After months of pandemic lockdowns, it’s high time to get out there. Get your skin luminous with summer-ready treatments from JECT in Bridgehampton (with locations on the Upper East Side and in the West Village as well), a one-stop beauty bar for everything from next-level facials and laser treatments to wrinkle-reducers and dermal fillers. The new, updated Hamptons location, a few doors down Main Street from its original Bridgehampton spot, includes a back garden, where many treatments can be enjoyed alfresco, under a tented area. “We’ll be doing standard facials, infusion facials and light peels out there all summer,” notes co-founder and head of brand Devon Nagelberg. “It’s a great way to enjoy a relaxing, open-air, safe experience. We’ll be hosting small gatherings out back all summer as well.”

Thinking of a summer refresh? The Gold Standard facial works on multiple levels, with three treatments in one, for ultimate hydration, tightening and radiance. It begins with an expert facial massage, then employs radio frequency for skin tightening, leading up to the miracle worker, AquaGold, a 24k-gold microdosing technology that, according to Nagelberg, “infuses a personalized cocktail of wrinkle reducers, hyaluronic acid, vitamins and more into the deepest layers of the skin.”

The effect: shrunken pores, brightened skin, reduced fine lines—and some serious glow that only gets more radiant in the days after. Best of all, unlike with many laser treatments, there is no sun sensitivity or healing period afterward, meaning zero downtime. You can head out directly to a summer gala that night, or just saunter straight down the block to Pierre’s or Almond. 2414 Main St., Bridgehampton; jectnyc.comy