As a native of Tel Aviv, stylist Ben David brings an international perspective to his craft that is amplified by his education at the prestigious Ecole de Coiffure de Paris and a hairstyling stint in London. Now living and working in New York, David finds his creativity is sparked by the city's energy and style—an artistic surge that has inspired him to fuse runway looks with wearable shapes at Ben David Salon. This sophisticated aesthetic carries over into the salon's striking minimalist architecture designed by the decidedly chic Avi Oster. David's stable of highly trained stylists has earned its stripes on salon floors all over the city, and the hair designers use their hard-won expertise to execute Ben's visionary hair services such as ammonia-free Inoa by L'Oréal hair coloring, keratin treatments with Lasio products, and fashionable precision cuts using Bumble and bumble. and Aveda haircare tools. Every service begins with a complimentary, in-depth consultation and discussion of hair's very favorite foods.
On his Facebook page, Dr. Lawrence J. Weiss treats visitors to helpful everyday tips, such as how eating cheese can help stave off the decaying effects of acidic foods. This playful devotion?the sense that his mission to maintain bright, healthy smiles doesn't end within his office?exemplifies Dr. Weiss's dedication to his patients' ongoing care, reminding them that taking care of teeth is about more than just mixing toothpaste into your ice cream.
NYU-educated and one of multiple generations of dentists in his family, Dr. Weiss leads a team of dentists, hygienists, and technicians as they craft smiles with a variety of cosmetic, orthodontic, and restorative treatments. To help with routine exams and keep visits convenient, the office employs high-tech methods such as digital x-rays and, occasionally, specialized laser and ultrasonic tools to clean teeth and gums more quickly and thoroughly. The office's friendly, clean environment ensures a comfortable experience whether the staff's creating new dentures, whitening teeth, or working with kids?a particular joy for Dr. Weiss, a father of three young sets of chompers himself.
Chef Ricardo Cardona draws on more than 25 years of culinary experience to build modern cuisine on a foundation of the ingredients and centuries-old cooking traditions of his native El Salvador. These updated classics include tuna ceviche with bright watermelon, piquant jalapeño vinegar, and creamy coconut milk, as well as Cornish hen served with a wild mushroom-chorizo hash.
The restaurant's dining room also fuses antiquity and modernity. Curved metal chandeliers dangle from the dark, exposed ceiling beams while a bright red booth lines one of the stone walls, adding a vibrant burst of color to the space. Behind the booth, a series of backlit alcoves brim with jars filled with orchid petals, which float thanks to the jars' antigravity technology.
Attending a Zumba class at Sow It Now Health and Fitness makes for not only a healthier individual, but also a healthier community. That's because owner, personal trainer, and Zumba instructor Joscelynn Baio promises a portion of the class proceeds to two local churches and People Inc., a nonprofit that offers aid to people with special needs. So while attendees sweat and sway to Latin beats, their dollars help community members and organizations thrive.
Like an artist examining a slab of wood before creating a sculpture, members of the Rochester Local Painting team scan surfaces carefully before getting to work. They understand that thorough surface preparation is essential to a long-lasting and even paint job.
Team members carry certification from the EPA to work on homes built before 1978, which helps them reduce risks that lead paint may cause to children and the environment. The team is also fully licensed and insured, and able to perform interior painting, wood staining, and pressure washing for homes that don’t fit inside the average washing machine.
Super Dolls Lounge is a destination for all things sparkly. Visitors to the boutique might find crystal-coated headphone covers, glittering rings featuring bejeweled lizards, or luminous strands of pearls ideal for a wedding ensemble. Such shining accessories should be displayed on an equally gleaming canvas, and the space's spa services can provide just that, minus cumbersome gallery frames. Manicures nourish nails with strengthening keratin, while standard or gel polish provides a colorful finish. Beyond beautifying their patrons, the team at Super Dolls Lounge aims to beautify their community as well?they invite local designers to sell their wares in their shop, follow green practices, and donate to organizations such as the Alliance for Lupus Research and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Click here for a full page newspaper advertisement.