With two decades of experience and multiple certifications under her belt, clinical aesthetician and permanent makeup artist Sallie Beauman helps patrons look and feel their best. Sallie demonstrates her skill with services that augment facial features, clarify skin, and help assuage the aesthetic effects of scarring, vitiligo, and alopecia. She also imparts her talents to others via an apprenticeship program in which novice ink wielders learn to manipulate the same feature-fortifying hues that Sallie so painstakingly applies to her own clients on the job and to popsicle sticks when bored.
Island Tan OC believes everyone looks better with a tan, and it helps clients achieve that sun-kissed glow with traditional horizontal tanning beds, standup booths, and spray tanning. Its gold-level standup booth keeps bodies cool with body fans, which circulate air more efficiently than staffers frantically waving their arms. Bronze-level reclining beds come with client-controlled facial tanners, and Mystic Tan spray booths and custom airbrush bronzing offer UV-free options. After a gilding session, patrons can further adorn their limbs with the shop's supply of bikinis, jewelry, and makeup.
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.
Biatta's online boutique showcases saucy, supportive styles for juniors, plus sizes, and everyone in between. The Liza demi bra drapes the upper body in pink satin lace, with a black ribbon running across both cups ($20). Nab the matching stretch underwear ($10), or seize a sheer baby doll and g-string set, which pulls double duty as a naughty nightie or as questionable formalwear ($36). Peekaboo panties minimize the use of unnecessary fabric, saving the environment, stale marriages, and the livelihoods of America's lace farmers in one frilly swoop ($8). Conserve cash by perusing the sale section and capturing classic designs for less than $10.
Though their shop stocks a selection of more than 300 wines, owners Bob and Heidi Fisher maintain their commitment to personally selecting vintages from boutique wineries. Inside the earth-toned walls of Salt Creek Wine Company's tasting room, visitors peruse the stacks of obsidian bottles or sidle up to the bar to sample the selection of wine flights, which, like the second hand on a tortoise’s watch, rotates weekly. The bar also stocks pairing bites such as charcuterie, artisan cheeses, and desserts.
Dry-cleaning services at the family-owned Village 1 Hour Cleaners target dust, grime, mustard stains, and entire subway sandwiches trapped deep in garments. Unblemish pants and degunkify blouses for $5.50, scour shirts for $2, launder a jacket for $10.95, or nicely clean up a two-piece suit for $15. Village uses environmentally friendly cleaning products and practices to not only extend the life of clothing and eliminate static electricity, odors, and microorganisms, but also to reduce the ecological impact of looking fantastic.