Brad Duncan and his team are widely recognized as one of the country’s premier providers of results-oriented corrective and anti-aging skin care treatments and facials. Based on their acknowledged expertise, consistent methodology and unwavering commitment to customer service and client relationships, Brad Duncan Skin Care has the unique distinction of being named Best of Boston by Boston magazine in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014, Boston’s Best by The Improper Bostonian in 2007 and 2011, Best of Beauty by Allure magazine in 2011 and Boston's best facial for hormonal and problem skin by The Boston Herald in 2016.
Our team members have been privileged to work with a very diverse clientele throughout their careers, from those experiencing their first facial to the most discerning world travelers and spa devotees. We take great pride in offering each client a consistently excellent experience based on trust, mutual respect and complete confidentiality; and our dedication to providing the highest quality skin care services available assures profound improvement in the appearance and health of all our clients’ skin.
Having suffered with cystic acne as an adolescent, Brad has always been a compassionate service provider with an integrated and holistic approach to health and beauty. His longstanding commitment to developing personalized skin care plans that honor each client’s individual needs, while only recommending services and skin care products that are in their best interest, is a hallmark of the Brad Duncan Skin Care experience. While no longer performing esthetic services himself, Brad continues to direct the spa’s daily operation, assisting with client education, providing treatment and product knowledge, and overseeing training and professional development opportunities. In addition to his role at the spa, Brad is currently working as a senior advisor to a San Francisco-based start-up company, lending his expertise and extensive knowledge of personal care products and the beauty industry.
Dana Chasen Thomases
When people ask Dana how long she's been an esthetician and makeup artist, she can hardly remember a time when she wasn't obsessed with creams and lotions, eyeliners and exfoliants. After graduating from Boston University with a degree in advertising, Dana moved to New York City to pursue her dream of working in the beauty industry. She worked as a national makeup artist for Trish McEvoy and as a member of Bobbi Brown's elite New York team. Dana quickly became a favorite makeup and brow artist for top salons such as the Mark Garrison Salon and Loft 26.
With skills in high demand she started a beauty consulting company, Beauty Muse. Dana offered personal shopping for cosmetics and skincare, makeup lessons and application and brow shaping, but began to notice time and time again that her clients were wrongly trying to conceal their skin's imperfections with makeup.
Realizing that first achieving healthy skin was the best route to ultimate beauty, Dana obtained her esthetics license from Atelier Esthetique in Manhattan. She went on to study skin conditions such as acne and rosacea at the International Dermal Institute and has trained with clinical skincare lines, as well as with expert estheticians and chemists alike. Her boundless passion for getting clients the best possible result has led to her exhaustive reading and researching about skin, skincare products and the latest facial techniques and technologies.
Dana is a graduate of Pastiche Method's "Advanced Skin Analysis" training program, which is recognized as the most progressive skin analysis education available worldwide. The post-graduate curriculum is the first of its kind to recognize and teach the importance of linking skin structure and function to skin condition.
Dana has been recognized for her work in skincare and makeup in magazines such as Elle, InStyle, Lucky, Girl's Life, Sports Illustrated and Brides. On television for Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, Ugly Betty, Lifetime, ESPN, Life and Style Television, We and The Food Network. And in the fashion world for clients Vera Wang, Marchesa, Reem Acra, Abaete, Cynthia Steffe, Foley and Corinna. In 2011 she was honored to be recognized as Boston magazine's Best of Boston for her brow shaping talents and to be named Boston's Best bridal makeup artist by The Improper Bostonian.
After years of honing her skills on celebrities and some of the most fabulous clients in New York City, Dana is ecstatic to be back home in Boston.
Brianne has always been interested in helping others achieve their personal health and beauty goals. This initially led to a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Fitchburg State University. Brianne also has deep roots in Boston’s vibrant beauty industry – both her mother and sister have enjoyed successful careers in upscale hair salons on the city’s fashionable Newbury Street. Inspired by her family, Brianne chose to combine her love of health science and skin care by obtaining an esthetics license from Elizabeth Grady.
After graduating, Brianne was invited to spend the first year of her career apprenticing with Brad. That invaluable experience allowed her to refine her esthetics technique while strengthening her own commitment to holistic skin care. Specifically, how the correct products can be combined with lifestyle factors like diet, hydration and stress reduction to make a huge positive impact on the overall health and beauty of her clients’ skin. Brianne’s skin care tips have been featured in Scene magazine.
Brianne continues to foster her love of education by attending continuing education classes for up to date product knowledge and to help keep herself and her clients fully informed of the latest trends in scientific skin care. Brianne believes that the key to great skin is living a happy, healthy lifestyle. She is passionate about helping her clients obtain their skin care goals using realistic approaches and proven methods.
Emily is a native of Alaska with a deep appreciation for the natural world and love of the great outdoors. She attended the University of Montana in Missoula, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Emily worked as a professional baker while attending business school, learning the art of cake decorating and the skill of managing an environmentally sustainable business. She continued working as a pastry chef after moving to New England, but chose to trade in the long hours and high stress of the culinary world to pursue her passion for skin care.
Emily received her esthetics license from the Marinello School of Beauty in Northampton. She worked at an organic spa in the Berkshires before relocating to Boston and joining the esthetics team at Brad Duncan Skin Care. She is delighted to continue her professional development with the best in Boston, a group that shares her commitment to sustainability, holistic health and skin care.
Brittany brings an extensive background in esthetics, body work and energetic therapies to the Brad Duncan Skin Care team. She received her esthetics license from Catherine Hinds in 2009 and has been privileged to work in some of Boston's most highly regarded days spas. In addition to her well-developed esthetics skills, Brittany is a yoga instructor, a certified Usui reiki practitioner and a licensed massage therapist.
Brittany has a passionate interest in treatments and therapies that strengthen the relationship between the inner and outer body. She believes that the state of our overall health is directly reflected in the skin and lives each day with the intent of helping her clients achieve their optimal state of well being.
Before joining the spa full time, Dane was a national director in the operations department of Bingham McCutchen, a former AmLaw 25 law firm headquartered in Boston.
Dane studied insight meditation and traditional Thai massage while living in Southeast Asia in the early 90's. He subsequently earned a Bachelor's degree in Nursing while living in New Zealand. These experiences make him a strong believer in the positive effects of stress reduction, therapeutic touch, nutrition and exercise. Dane is thrilled to be working with Brad Duncan Skin Care team in an environment that focuses on the health and wellbeing of its clients, an interest he has nurtured for over 20 years.