Signature service: Freshly Blended Fruit and Veggie Treats
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less
Brands Used: Fresh, Whole Food
Pro Tip: For the freshest possible ingredients, please order 48 hours in advance.
Though packed with eco-friendly skincare products and styling prowess, Plush Beauty Box isn't just a salon and spa. The 1,000-square-foot space plays host to fitness classes, beauty parties, and makeup-application workshops?making it a one-stop shop for all things beauty. It also staffs 10 makeup artists, who bring about makeovers by accenting cheekbones, highlighting lips, and hiding third eyes.
At Eyeland Eyecare Center and Luxoptics, friendly optical experts sharpen fields of vision and protect precious eye parts with thorough examinations and an arsenal of contacts, sunglasses, and traditional frames. Frames from labels such as Prada and Burberry add a touch of stylish class to pupils, and the store?s sophisticated software precalculates benefits from nearly all available insurance plans. After working alongside his brother at Eyeland for more than three decades, Robert Bojarski founded Luxoptics, a newly christened sister store built around the concept of outfitting clientele with modern, high-end eyewear and making the monocle popular again. Frames from Bulgari and Ray Ban grace faces with fresh designs, and selections from Persol complement patients? heads with styles that blend old and new. Luxoptic?s sunny, high-ceilinged studio welcomes visitors with pristine white decor, and the in-house lab grinds lenses to computer-calculated specifications.
Party Mania festoons festivities and gussies up gift-giving with a kaleidoscope of colorful balloons. Party planners can adorn event spaces with standard latex balloons ($1–$1.50 each) in a range of hues and sizes. Mylar balloons flicker with a foil exterior, and can expand to display a range of acclaimed characters including comic-book heroes, Disney princesses, and Nickelodeon copyright lawyers.
Before opening Bird of Paradise Spa, Maggie Ulloa worked at some of DC's most illustrious spas. Using that experience, she created a space as calming as it is luxurious. At Bird of Paradise, skilled aestheticians smooth skin with full-body waxing or restore healthy glows with a wide range of specialized facials. The spa's massage therapists can then eliminate stress through such body-healing modalities as hot-stone, Swedish, and deep-tissue treatments.
Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.