The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
Eastern practice merges with Western techniques at Happy Head Foot Reflexology and Massage, not just in the décor but also in the offered massage services. Here, therapists foster a meditative state with massages that incorporate reflexology on the head or feet or yoga-style stretches as in Thai massage. Clients rest their eyes in dimly -lit community rooms outfitted with modern deécor and Asian touches, such as orchids floating in glass tubes, a towering Buddha statue, and live plants. These touches form an inviting space that’s as relaxing as listening to a tape of Robert Loggia repeating murmuring relaxing mantras such as, "The last slice of pizza is all yours."
The Bridal Soiree, hosted by Allie & Belle Event Resources, is a one-day expo that helps brides plan their weddings by introducing them to wedding experts and products. Walking models allow up-close views of bridal gowns, and interactive beauty bars feature hair stylists and makeup artists glamming women up for a quick turn in the onsite photo booth. Brides can also taste cake, appetizers, and mimosas, as well as listen to live bands playing their best wedding soundtracks or covers of the Jaws theme song. Those who don't even know where to begin the planning process can attend discussion sessions with event planners, which take place twice during the day.
In its role as Bay Chiropractic’s dedicated massage center, Bay Bodywork possesses one thing other massage centers don’t: proximity to a full chiropractic team. Whether they’re consulting with the doctor to bolster an existing treatment regimen or working with a client to heal a new issue, the center’s massage therapists are uniquely qualified to mend both deep-seated issues and general aches and pains. As a result of their medical surroundings, the therapists specialize in the results-oriented techniques of therapeutic, deep-tissue, and sports massage, which can not only relieve tension but also shorten injury recovery time.
After a few glances at one of his mother’s natural healing books, Dustin Kline, then 16 years old, was hooked. Yoga and meditation became more than a hobby, or even a passion—it became a lifestyle; a lifestyle that in 2010 unfurled into the realm of massage therapy. Today, the yogi and licensed massage therapist calls upon experience from four different specialized massage schools to heal clients from the inside out. As owner of Cherish the Body, Dustin incorporates both Eastern and Western modalities, such as neuromuscular therapy, Thai massage, and high-fives, to treat everything from chronic pain to injuries.
With more than 10 years of experience in soothing sinews, Anya Drapkin blends a variety of Eastern and Western massage modalities to lift aches from anxious backs and shoulders. Backed by an impressive list of certification and training, Anya uses her skilled hands to knead muscles using organic lotions and light oils, complementing custom massages with soothing aromatherapy. Practicing styles that include Swedish, deep-tissue, myofascial-release, and prenatal massage, therapeutic sessions work to lessen stress or focus on repairing areas of specific injury from work-related repetitive motions or participation in professional body-slam competitions.