After spending her early years rifling through her mother's makeup bag, owner Martha Sznoluch pursued a career as an aesthetician, working as a skincare adviser for Estée Lauder and a certified laser technician. Drawing on her 13 years of experience in the industry, including postgraduate certifications from The International Dermal Institute in Washington, DC, Martha opened 'Ohana Skincare & Makeup Studio in 2010 to perform services ranging from microdermabrasions to waxing treatments. Martha and her staff wield handpicked skincare products and peels by Skin Therapeutics and Bionet Esthetics when administering custom facials. The expert eyes of the studio's beauty mavens ensure that faces possess the desired natural makeup look in special-occasion makeup sessions, which help a bride's natural beauty shine through showers of rice or an unexpected rain of cornhusks.:m]]
Finder’s Keepers Body Piercing focuses on performing high-quality body modification. Its piercers are licensed through the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, and they use exclusively high-grade, biocompatible, implant-grade jewelry. They focus on proper sterilization and technique so intensively that they even offer an apprenticeship program, licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Piercers Jessi, Jessica, Jordan, Kimberly, and Sheena keep portfolios online so that potential piercees can preview their work. In addition to using dermal anchors and piercing popular spots like the ear cartilage, navel, and tongue, the experts at Finder’s Keepers can also pierce below the belt.
In addition to its namesake plate, Black Tuna serves seafood, pasta, salads, and American cuisine. Start with an order of eponymous blackened-tuna bites ($10), or hunt for the elusive spicy battered jumbo buffalo shrimp ($10). Local favorites, neighbored with a salad and choice of veggie side (garlic mash, steak fries, baked potato, or veggie special), offer up numerous opportunities to fill your internal torso purse. Try tuna either blackened and Cajun drizzled ($19) or pan seared with parmesan, basil, mushrooms, and lump crab meat ($20). Non–fin fans will appreciate the chicken penne pasta ($13) swimming in creamy alfredo or the rib eye peering out from behind a curtain of caramelized onions ($22).
Sunbeams spill through the windows at MeTime Personal Saunas, making tall, green grasses sprout from the planters that line an exposed-brick wall. Down the hall, six personal saunas draw inspiration from these rays to help humans cultivate wellness. Each sauna emanates far-infrared heat, which penetrates the skin to boost circulation, jump-start the immune system, and extract toxins such as mercury and lead. By summoning sweat, the warmth may also help the body shed calories and expired skin cells. Unlike ultraviolet rays, far-infrared beams warm the body uniformly, without burning the skin. To make stress evaporate, each sauna comes with an MP3-friendly audio system, which can fill the space with the soothing sounds of string quartets, ocean waves, or beatboxing seagulls. LED lights help lift gloomy moods with a choice of seven hues, from calming turquoise to energizing red. After marinating in the therapeutic heat, sauna-goers may rehydrate with complimentary bottled water, whisk away sweat with oshibori-style towels, or peruse the spa’s selection of organic skincare and nutrition products.
Sundays Blue Box Tanning Resort's fleet of European-imported tanning equipment polishes pallid epidermal canvases into glowing, copper sculptures. Sun Angel photoelectric sensors analyze guests' skin tones to calculate the optimal temperature and time needed to bronze bodily temples without overbaking them. A bouquet of herbal body washes and creamy lotions from Jordan Rae, Signature, and Ed Hardy enhance clients' natural-looking copper hues. In addition to tanning services, Sundays’ team helps guests lose inches and ease pain with PhysEdge Fit infrared body wraps. The 60-minute wraps work in tandem with the Fit Booster mineral spray to burn up to 1400 calories, aiming to simulate the effects of a six- to nine-mile run while guests relax in a private room equipped with a flat-screen TV. Early morning and evening hours at all of Sundays' sixteen locations ensure guests will never again be mistaken for a scared polar bear.
Seeing a wolf's face in the palm of a stranger's hand or an Illuminati symbol emblazoned on another's chest might only happen in most people's best dreams, but for artists at Fuzion Ink it's the norm. They spend their days consulting with clients as they design the perfect personal image to permanently ink into their skin. The owners take pride in their spacious and clean studio space, as it gives their artists and clients freedom to safely explore exactly what they want. Their studio also houses a private piercing room where staff members wield surgical-grade stainless steel and implant-grade titanium.