Owner and certified aesthetician Monika Porter didn’t waste time chasing her American dream: shortly after immigrating from Poland, Porter took over Wax On Wax Off Salon and Spa. Her cadre of stylists and technicians administer head-to-foot beautifying services, from Brazilian keratin treatments to gel manicures—plus a host of monthly specials. The salon and spa is as up to date as the treatments performed within—the recently remodeled space features a trendy striped accent wall with glamorous dressing room-style lights over the mirrors.
At Boss Optical, a team of opticians and doctors of optometry guide patients through each stage of the vision-correction experience. Starting with a comprehensive eye examination, the doctors pore over ocular orbs for signs of aberration and screen for disease. Prescriptions are then sent to their onsite lab, where technicians churn out single-vision, bifocal, and progressive lenses within a few days; enough time for patients to pick out an ideal pair from more than 1,000 frames?including more than 60 from designer brands?but not so long that their eyes have already turned into raisins. The staff can also satisfy frame-free tastes by fitting eyes with contact lenses from brands such as Acuvue and Bausch + Lomb. A free, private parking lot is available next to Boss Optical's building.
The multilingual doctors of optometry at Smart Optical conduct eye exams and outfit clients with new eyewear, whether clients prefer to speak English, Spanish, Korean, Cantonese, or Mandarin. Once their prescriptions are up to date, guests can browse a selection of designer frames and sunglasses.