Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Non-damaging hair extensions
Brands Used: OPI, Temptu Airbrush, Redken, Bead Head, MAC, Keratin
What?s your favorite part about your job?
My job is so personal. What other field of work can you go in and touch so many lives in a day? Knowing I can literarily make someone's day better by fixing a not-so-good haircut, or giving them the make over of their lives, is amazing. I believe it's one-hundred percent true that when you look good, you feel good?and when you feel good, you do good.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
My salon is painted in a shade of lavender, which helps clients feel calm. All of our decor is classic yet vintage-inspired, and it includes lovely photos of our bridal clients on their wedding days.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We travel on-location to do a bride's hair and makeup on her wedding day.
After falling in love with boxing, Dena Paolino of Striking Beauties did some research and found there were few women's boxing gyms. But while there weren't many other women-only centers, there was a demand for a place where ladies could practice the sport in a supportive atmosphere while learning pure boxing techniques that weren't shoehorned into other classes. So Dena created Striking Beauties. Here, women work both their upper and lower body while working on the heavy bags during boxing group classes and private lessons. Striking Beauties classes are held at Manfredo's Gym, operated by Peter Manfredo Sr., who is a professional boxer, world champion kickboxer and has coached at the Olympic Training Center for over 25 years.
Elaine Prata never let her illness stop her from skating. The wife and mother of two, who battled with scoliosis throughout her life, still found the time and energy to do the things she loved, including spending time on the ice. Following her passing, friends and family came together to create Skating for Shriners, an event in support of the hospital that helped her so much as a young person. As a part of the event, two one-hour skating sessions see the ice filled with revelers who glide or rocket around the rink as DJ Beyond Beats fills the air with tunes. After sessions on the ice, participants can nosh on complimentary food and drinks, sating the appetite they've earned by not falling down for a whole 52 minutes.
During dance lessons as a child, Jean DeLuca took notes. While most students just memorized the choreography, DeLuca also memorized the style of her instructors. She noticed their teaching methods stayed the same no matter who they interacted with. DeLuca takes a different approach at her studio, Jean DeLuca Dance Studio. She and her staff believe that everyone learns a different way, so they take the time to get to know each student in order to make their lessons both effective and fun. Children as young as 2 years old learn dance steps in beginning ballet and tap classes, and older students educate their feet in combination classes that cover jazz, hip-hop, and other disciplines.
Lisa Marie, the founder of Creative Ambiance Events, recognizes that no two parties are alike, and so tailors her floral and decor services to meet each client’s needs. Having studied at design school in Boston and overseas at the Sorbonne, Lisa brings an artistic eye to her decoration business, planning and executing design schemes for weddings, bar mitzvahs, corporate events, and more. She works with a dedicated team to ensure that tables twinkle with candles and vases brim with hydrangeas instead of tears.