Healthy & Beauty in Chalmette

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Serving the guise-disguising needs of both the public and New Orleans-based film professionals, Southern Costume Company transforms patrons by outfitting them in hundreds of captivating costumes. Skim through the 9,000-square-foot studio and wall-to-wall racks of festive finery and period-inspired garb, many of which have been culled from Hollywood wardrobe collections. Dress up as your favorite American revolutionary for this Fourth of July, become a heck-raising harlequin for Mardi Gras, or surprise your nephew by coming to his bar mitzvah dressed as a Roman gladiator. Should questions arise about bothersome buttons or how best to evoke the style of runways past, knowledgeable staff members are on hand to arrange assistance on the floor or in the comfort of a private dressing area.

951 Lafayette St
New Orleans,
LA
US

Bath Junkie’s Metairie branch welcomes crafty visitors who aim to create their own customized bath products without welding together bathtubs or sewing shower curtains into tuxedo capes. Amid a vibrant and colorful atmosphere, the helpful staff assists customers in selecting non-tinted and unscented products such as salt scrubs, bath crystals, lotions, body washes, shampoos, conditioners, oils, perfumes, and magical elf ointments that instill tree-talking abilities. Next, around 200 scents are available to be fused into each product before a final tint application transforms skin-soothing concoctions into aesthetically striking bathroom accessories. Surprise your mom with a hydrating body mist ($8.75, 2 oz.) that matches her bedroom décor or pick up any bottled product ($11.75, 4 oz.) such as a conditioner, body wash, or bubble bath. Add pizzazz to bath time with fragrant bath crystals ($24.50) and an exfoliating salt scrub ($30). The fun, hands-on process provides all the childlike excitement of spontaneous soda-fountain chemistry while avoiding sugar-induced headaches and upset stomachs. Every product is suitable for sensitive skin and almost all are paraben- and SLS-free.

3313 Severn Ave
Metairie,
LA
US

NOLA Float Tanks heals bodies and soothes minds inside cozy capsules of sterile water heated exactly to body temperature, which are designed to shut out the outside world for at least an hour. By resting in a dark pool of warm water filled with Epsom salts that creates a feeling weightlessness, clients can alleviate joint pain with a release of natural endorphins, and achieve a deep, restive state of meditation and relaxation.

3013 20th St.
Metairie,
LA
US

With more than 386 locations dotting North America, JCPenney Optical's ubiquity is matched only by its extensive selection of contact lenses and designer frames that includes brands such as Armani Exchange, Liz Claiborne, and Nicole Miller. Despite this wide reach, all lenses are cut at the same optical laboratory, ensuring a consistency of quality and a pretty good idea of where to look if your glasses run away from home. Each location has an independent state-licensed doctor of optometry, who can perform vision exams and help clients determine which type of vision correction will work best.

3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie,
LA
US

At Milan Hair and Body Salon, the receptionist is the first to greet clients—unless Bo is around. The presence of Bo, the salon's unofficial mascot dog, exemplifies the friendly, relaxed environment maintained by the salon's stylists. The stylists, some of whom have more than 30 years of experience, use Matrix and Rusk products during services that range from conditioning hair to coloring it so it can resemble the client's favorite Mondrian painting. Removed from the salon floor in a private treatment room, aesthetician Diane Ligi employs more than seven years of experience to deliver relaxing spa services accompanied by soothing music and aromatherapy.

3204 Independence St
Metairie,
LA
US

Bleach Bright USA furnishes more dazzling smiles with its full line of teeth-whitening products. The treatments can be performed in offices or at home, with kosher whitening gels working in tandem with LED lights to brighten teeth by up to eight shades. On-the-go whitening pens, daily brushing foams, and rinses help maintain lightened hues.

40 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Kenner,
LA
US