In almost 30 malls sprinkled across four states, Beauty Plus Salon beckons prospective makeover recipients with a fleet of skilled stylists and a colossal selection of professional beauty products. "The beauty industry never slows down," staffers say on Facebook, so "neither do we." That's why mall-goers find Beauty Salon open seven days a week. Between the retail shelves that average 500 nail polish colors, clients get gussied with services that pamper hair, skin, and nails.
Using a phone-based Q&A, Skinprint's cosmetic chemists educate customers about their own skin's structure and functioning (or "skinprint") and help identify products that address personal dermatological needs. The online boutique sells Skinprint products, developed sans animal or sibling testing to power head-to-toe pore purification with natural botanical blends rather than parabens, sulfates, and other potentially harmful substances. Choose from anti-agers like Eyedyllic, a dark-circle-destroying, wrinkle-erasing eye cream ($52.50), protective basics like the Ultra Sheer SPF 20 SunScreen ($29.99), and the Acne Treatment Pen, which reduces the appearance of blemishes, redness, post-Funyun regret, and other inflammation symptoms within 24 hours ($79).
Backed by nearly three decades of practice in the local community, board-certified physician Michael Michell helms Somers Cosmetic & Laser Center's team of aestheticians and cosmetic specialists. Dr. Mitchell’s crew performs a comprehensive arsenal of medically inspired aesthetic services, including spider-vein treatments and laser hair removal. The doctor himself administers beauty injections such as Botox and Juvéderm and summons his extensive medical know-how to develop powerful facials that erase blemishes, flush dirt from pores, and wipe cheeks clean of Mom’s embarrassing lipstick marks.
Raymond A. Kolkmann founded Raymond Opticians in 1959, prior to the advent of advanced lens technology, and consequently perfected his ability to pair patients with their optimal prescriptions. He later passed this skill to his three sons, who, in turn, imparted the art of optometry to their own sons through careful instruction and basic osmosis. Today, Raymond Opticians' third generation of ocular outfitters benefits from not only the techniques and standards developed by Raymond Sr., but also from modern lens technology, such as Varilux lenses that help correct vision problems and Transitions, which darken when outside. After examining and diagnosing each patient's eye issues, the doctors help them select from a vast array of designer frames and sunglasses by Oakley, Prada, and Versace.
Since opening in May, Crestwood Catering & Deli has been packing custom and specialty deli sandwiches with fresh fixings, cheeses, and meats. Custom Woodys sandwiches headline the extensive menu, starting with a foundation of a roll, wrap, or white, whole-wheat, rye, or pumpernickel bread. The Tribute BLT ($7.75) deviates from its traditional fillings, adding an avocado and a fried egg to its culinary trio and doing for the sandwich world what the addition of Simon and Garfunkel did for Hanson. Sub captains update a lunchbox classic by searing thick bologna before painting it with roasted peppers and speckling it with provolone cheese (a $6.99 value); with tomato, cucumber, and dill havarti, the egg-salad-and-smoked-salmon sandwich (an $8.99 value) spawns currents of sophisticated flavor. Fountain-style Pepsi products round out the meal with carbonated pizzazz (a $1 value each).
Salsa Fresca Mexican Grill emphasizes freshness in each taco, burrito, and quesadilla, filling dishes with locally sourced ingredients and house-made salsas that range from mild sweet chipotle to hot fire-roasted jalapeño and tomato dip. A smattering of wood-topped tables populate the crimson- and cream-hued eatery. The eco-conscious business packs up patrons' leftovers in compostable corn based to-go containers, and the delivery person carts food in a banana-yellow Smart car.