Tropic Sun Tanning Salon keeps its patrons looking sun-kissed regardless of the season with a range of tanning beds and products. Three levels of beds and booths imbue a range of hues from light to deep bronze, while Mystic spray tans employ a safe skin-tinting solution rather than UV radiation.
As a trainer on The Biggest Loser and a New York Times best-selling author, Jillian Michaels is known for her tough love. Through her personal website, JillianMichaels.com, she pipes her digital personal-training expertise to all of her subscribers with challenges, tools, and daily inspiration. Every subscriber is guided by a personalized fitness plan built on a foundation of daily exercises to help make their goals realities. JillianMichaels.com is loaded with more than a dozen tools to aid in the journey to better health, including a meal planner, eating-out guide, and workout playlists. A mobile app makes it easier for trainees to track their fitness when they’re on the go or stranded on a deserted island.
In their welcoming space on Newbury Street in historic Back Bay, the 11 experienced stylists at Salon Red and Spa strive to apply a personalized touch to every hair-sculpting session. They draw from knowledge of current trends to discuss potential hairstyles before they begin cutting and styling, straightening and curling, or cooing to coax out baby birds accidentally nesting in updos. Besides trimming tresses, they can lengthen them with sew-in or fusion extensions and lace-front wigs or add colorful accents with hand-applied balayage highlights.
Growing up in Honduras, Cecilia dreamed of becoming a stylist. She arrived in the United States and quickly got to work accomplishing her goal. After graduating from school as a professional stylist, she went even further and opened her own salon. Now, Cecilia works with her sister and other beauty pros at Cecy’s Hair Salon. They specialize in hair-coloring services, keratin treatments, and extensions. Other offerings include mani-pedis and makeup applications for weddings and wedding-themed pool parties.
After experiencing a very difficult time in her life, mother and entrepreneur Lauri Meizler was in search of a healthy start. She went down many paths to recover, but the results were less than optimal: instead of feeling energized, she found herself lethargic and underweight. It wasn’t until discovering cleansing and Ayurveda, one of the world's oldest medical systems, that life began to change. Soon thereafter, she adapted the teachings of the combination, and has since felt energetic, balanced, and in control of her life once again.
Lauri received certifications as a health coach in raw foods and Ayurveda and pairs the ancient Indian tradition’s holistic-wellness practices with modern nutrition training to help others optimize their health and well-being through eating a predominantly plant-rich diet. Her company, Joos, funnels these nutritious ingredients into bottles to help on-the-go people to build healthy, sustainable eating habits.
In flavors such as green lemonade, citrus refresh, and antioxidant blast, these wholesome potables teem with ingredients such as fresh-pressed, unpasteurized apples, ginger, and bok choy. Each bottle contains 10–14 types of garden-grown goodness, which amount to two times the daily requirement of fruits, veggies, and scarecrow smiles. The juices can fortify meals with vitamins and minerals or serve as the meals themselves during cleanses, which last 5–21 days. Cleanse participants can also drink in the support of a certified health coach/cleanse expert.
Seasoned dentist Dr. Steven A. Brustin and his team of mouth experts turn on smile beams with Zoom! whitening treatments. Patient spines can recline in a chair for 90 minutes while frontal fences bathe in a bleaching gel that aims to whisk away the stains acquired from sleeping face down in a blueberry pie. A specialized Zoom! light illuminates cranial caves to activate the gel, and three 15-minute gel applications bring teeth to increasing levels of brightness. Reportedly, some chompers may be sensitive to the Zoom! light, but sensitivity typically dissipates after the procedure.