The professional photographers at Target Portrait Studios capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Clients are welcome to bring props and shadow puppets from home, and after choosing a background, they can further customize each image with one of the studio's props, if desired.
The lash luminaries at Beauty Everlasting enhance eye curtains through the tinting and lifting of an LVL Lashes treatment or with thickening Xtreme Lashes extensions. Over the course of 45 minutes, an LVL treatment darkens the lashes and curves them upward for a natural but embellished look that lasts about 6–8 weeks. A set of Alluring Xtreme Lash extensions affixes 35–45 lashes to each eye for winks more persuasive than a politician swinging a hypnotist’s pocket watch. Elegant Xtreme Lash extensions add 50¬–65 lashes to each lid, and the set of Stunning extensions applies 70–95 lashes, leaving lashes denser than a game-show host’s toupee. Depending on the number of lashes being applied, appointments last 90–150 minutes, and touchups are recommended every 2–4 weeks.
BAM Social Sports assembles co-ed teams of athletes aged 21 and older for regular battle in recreational games throughout northern and central New Jersey. The network's friendship-fueled leagues span a wide range of sports, including basketball, soccer, softball, and bowling, and excluding hamster racing. After games, players can retire to local sponsor bars, where discounts on food and drink help celebrate victories or fuel mournful food fights.
At Faces Haircutters, stylists use Redken, Pureology, and Brocato to primp 'dos for weddings, proms, and other special occasions. But they also create a welcoming environment where women, men, and children of all ages can come get their hair cut, colored, or styled, even if they're not headed for the red carpet. It helps that these stylists stay sharp through continuing education, allowing them get the most out of their top-shelf products. An impressive 40 years have passed since the salon opened its doors, so it's possible the doors won't close anymore.
It's rarely a good idea to indulge dogs with cookies and cakes—unless those cookies and cakes are made specifically for them. That's exactly the case at The Paws of Nature, where owner Kirsten bakes homemade treats for pups. Kirsten and her friend, Michele, had the idea to create a neighborhood pet store with a twist. Today, the twist they envisioned comes in several forms, such as community education programs, conveniently designed self-serve washing stations, and a stock of healthier food choices for pets—including, of course, baked goodies.
A full wall of cymbals. A huge stock of both new and used guitars and drums, some of them custom-made. And, out of sight, the sounds of instructors teaching students to master two dozen different instruments. In addition to private lessons, Division Street Music Shop's group classes bundle grownups into rock bands, teach ensembles to improvise jazz, and cover genre-specific curricula such as rock and blues guitar. Summer music camps are packed with recording and performance opportunities so that kids don’t get bored and spend the whole three months re-doing last year’s homework.
Alexandra’s Boutique stays on trend by importing designer wares from international style centers including New York City, Miami, and Greece. Style-savvy staffers assist clients in piecing together personalized outfits that complement any body type, eye color, and complexion, from summery paisley prints to stunning gowns. Far from a mere collection of beautiful fabrics and baubles, Alexandra's serves as a nerve center for sociability and fun during wine-and-cocktail Ladies' Nights Out or birthday parties.