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]]
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).
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.
G Patton Salon's stylist Jessica Abrahante specializes in giving hair the perfect color. Of course, over her 25 years in the hair industry she's picked up some other tricks as well, including Bumble and Bumble Cutting Classes certification, Wella Color certification, and a creative cutting and coloring course diploma from Toni & Guy in London. Deftly wielding her scissors, she refashions shaggy mops into chic styles or clips away that one lock that keeps getting in a customer's eyes as a warning for the others. Color services include revamping single-process treatments as well as more subtle highlighting, adding eye-catching texture to 'dos.
G Patton Salon's team of nearly 30 stylists packs an impressive collection of degrees and certifications, and Mikaela Spencer is no exception. A graduate of Regency Beauty Institute, she has earned major pigment cred: Goldwell, Subtil, Kuene, and Redken have all granted her color certifications, as have Coppola Keratin and one very enthusiastic middle-school English teacher. She and her fellow stylists combine their significant knowhow and artistic instincts with the salon's staple of products from Label.M, a professional line of salon elixirs that help keep hair healthy and stylish.
Stylist Kyle Lathrop brings diverse industry experience to G Patton Salon, where he specializes in everything from haircuts and color to stage makeup and bridal updos. His skills and mastery of new techniques have earned him gigs doing hair and makeup for runway shows and preparing models for a photo shoot for Lifetime's Army Wives. He is also color trained with brands such as Redken and Paul Mitchell in order to transform hair without assistance from chameleon barrettes.