Since Dr. Stanley Pearle opened the doors to the first Pearle Vision in 1961, the franchise has expanded to more than 800 stores nationwide. In these stores, optometrists assess the ocular health of patients before onsite opticians help them navigate the assortment of frames from brands such as Versace, Ray-Ban, and DKNY. If they're not in the store, clients can utilize the Try-On tool, uploading a photo to see what they or their dog looks like in different types of glasses. Pearle Vision also helps focus the world with contacts from Acuvue and Biofinity.
Helmed by therapist Michele Salway, the muscle masons of Body Time Massage Therapy help clients unburden themselves of stress and physical tension. A graduate of the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage, Salway decompresses bodies with deep-tissue and shiatsu techniques, as well as well-timed knock-knock jokes. In her off time, she continues expanding her arsenal of modalities through ongoing training and checking the museum’s marble statues for cracks. Salway and her team welcome wearied physiques to Body Time’s studio, as well as make house calls and tote chairs to businesses to provide corporate massage services.
Seasoned stylist and Albany native Katie Steinbach imbues Bombshell Beauty Lounge with a vintage atmosphere, contrasting retro ambiance with a full roster of modern salon services. Backed by her team of continually educated technicians, Katie skillfully sculpts and adds hues to hairdos, and removes excess fuzz with waxing. She also educates clients on the art of makeup application, demonstrating trendy techniques and how to prevent mascara smudges when sitting in the first five rows of a killer-whale show.
A board-certified practitioner and longtime devotee of holistic healthcare, Lisa James understands the body as an interconnected organism that can?t always be treated with symptom-specific remedies. That?s why she uses techniques such as Cupping, Gua Sha, Japanese Reiki, Chinese Reflexology, and BioMat therapy to alleviate mental anxiety and physical stress all at once. Aided by aromatherapy and herbal supplements, Lisa?s methods may help restore the body?s balance and ease obstructions that can develop into physical illness if left unchecked. Not just a healer, Lisa is also an educator. In group classes, she teaches students about the art and science behind reiki.
B'yond Style Hair Studio's team of stylists personalize each of their services, whether prepping brides-to-be with formal updos or clearing away unwanted hair with waxing services. They spend time consulting with clients before performing any of their hair, nail, or skin services, learning about their clients' lifestyle and personal tastes. After designer cuts, the team further tailors the experience by instructing their clients on how to reproduce the look using products at home.
Licensed massage therapist Gina Mauro helms Massage and Yoga Therapy, where she blends in-depth knowledge of Thai massage, shiatsu, neuromuscular therapy, reiki, and yoga into personalized massages. She welcomes guests for brief consultations, discussing physical issues and any relevant matters to best sculpt massage sessions that can include stretching, compression, and deep pressure.