At Dry a Blow Dry Bar, skilled stylists straighten, twist, and sculpt tresses into stunning new dos with silky and luxurious blowouts, eye-catching highlights, and curls. As they await their glamorous updos and makeovers, guests relax with a complimentary beverage and chat with friends.
Beneath opulent chandeliers, J. Luxe Boutique's hangers sway with an ever-altering stock of women's apparel and accessories from renowned brands and independent designers stationed across the globe. The shop strives to unearth exclusive duds from up-and-coming designers, while ordering items in limited quality to ensure few-of-a-kind ensembles. Tabletop displays showcase original handbags, hairbands, and jewelry, while fur rugs and elegant armchairs scattered throughout the shop effect a more pleasant experience than the fluorescent sterility, stampeding shoppers, and stampeding bison of many major retail stores. Commodious, illuminated changing rooms allow shoppers to explore outfits before making ultimate purchases, while full-length mirrors showcase the full breadth of gem garments.
Blush Skin Studio’s licensed aesthetician, Jennifer Ibara, believes in feeding only the best to the body’s largest organ, the skin. She performs all facial services with Hungarian-made Eminence Organic Skin Care products, which are organic and free of parabens, fragrances, and juice from plastic fruit. She also ousts unwanted hair with gentle Green Azulene liquid wax and soothes muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage.
At the medically oriented Ambiance Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, formerly Ambiance Dental Spa, Doctor Wilma Luquis-Aponte buffs smiles and ensures overall oral health. Before exploring mouth caves, Luquis-Aponte explains the steps she will take toward imbuing teeth with more robust health and offers an opportunity to ask questions and advice on proper nicknames for molars. During 45–60 minutes of toothy hygiene, dental doyens will check chompers for plaque and signs of gum disease (a $74 value), thoroughly clean pearly whites with the assistance of watermelon fluoride (a $127 value for adults, a $107 value for children 12 and under), and scan above and below the gum line with a set of x-rays, searching for signs of decay or hidden vampire fangs (a $204 value). While waiting for their appointment, mouth holders can sip on a coffee or tea, watch TV, or read a magazine.
Shundo Dance Studio's crackerjack rug cutters, celebrating more than 25 years teaching choreographed struts, transform pairs of left feet into Astaire-esque hooves of rhythm and grace during group lessons. The Foxtrot, Rumba, and Waltz sessions invoke a simpler time when men wore hats and women hunted wooly mammoths, and the Swing class allows for more modern and flashier moves, such as the Lindy Hop and Charleston. Or add a little Latin flair to evenings by learning how to hip swivel through Salsa, Cha Cha, Samba, and Bachata gambols. Class sizes average between 15 and 20 humans to ensure that everyone gets the personal attention they need while providing enough of a crowd to hide missteps and spasmodic break dances.