Long Island Nail & Skin Care Institute president Dana Caruso juggles a busy schedule. When she’s not working behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week or appearing on Access Hollywood, she champions a science-based curriculum that helps students to master everything from makeup to laser services. Once students gain a sufficiently diverse skill set from the school portion of the center, they apply what they've learned inside the Institute’s spa. There, professionals supervise students as they perform facials, airbrush tanning, and body sugaring, a treatment mainly intended to attract mad hatters who run out of sweetener.
At South Levittown Lanes, automatic scoring systems tabulate scores on flat-screen TVs as bowlers send orbs spinning down well-waxed lanes. Bowlers can keep one eye on the game and one eye on the projection screen suspended high above the lanes, or traipse to the lounge area to shoot some pool. Guests can also pop in on weekend nights for glow bowling, which transforms the alley into surreal arena of neon illumination, much like the White House after hours.
With 46 years experience and a photojournalistic approach, Ferlise Photography doesn't let a moment slip by undocumented, using traditional techniques to produce classic images. This is vital when the photographers cover special events such as weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and first communions. Besides deftly capturing fleeting moments, their background in fine-art photography ensures each picture tells a story and reveals the character of its subjects. They also imbue portrait sessions with the same pride in craftsmanship. Headshots for performers, social media, and businesses are also available.
Nutritionist and exercise physiologist Michelle champions healthy eating and weight loss under the name Nutrish Mish. Rather than eliminating her clients' favorite dishes from their diets, she adapts them into individually tailored meal plans, turning relationships with foods into positive friendships with predinner hugs. In addition to regularly scheduled visits—which also include diet and body-composition analysis—she offers supportive virtual concierge services through phone, text, and email.
Certified Zumba instructor and passionate professional dancer, Elizabeth Mooney, guides students of all shapes and sizes on the path toward health and wellness. A medley of upbeat, Latin tunes infuse the Zumba studio with electric energy as Elizabeth takes up to 50 classmates through a series of easy-to-follow dance steps. Calories and inhibitions are shed as clients hone lower-body strength and moves that make wedding crashing seem like a welcomed practice. Classes are currently available three days per week (Mondays and Thursdays at 5 p.m., and Fridays at 11 a.m.).