Tucked inside the Vediya Wellness Center, My Beauty Corner puts nature’s gifts to use by beautifying clients with organic Sothys skincare products. Chemical-free lotions and vitamin oils nourish the skin during facials, bolstered by pumpkin peels and the gentle sweep of microdermabrasion’s fine-mineral crystals. During massage sessions, aromatherapy soothes the senses as therapists knead aching muscles and extremely tough pizza dough with a variety of styles. Technicians also use warm wax to target unwanted strands, pulling them from the root to leave skin smooth.
Tracy Shelor runs the show at Dragonfly Beauty Bar & Spa, where she relies on nearly a decade of experience to beautify her clients. She pulls from Jan Marini skincare products during signature facials and peels, making sure to tailor sessions to unique concerns such as dryness or wrinkles. When Tracy's not improving skin, she's embellishing it with airbrush makeup?a mist-on technique that creates a flawless look for up to 18 hours or three viewings of Old Yeller.
WiX furnishes budding craftsmen with the tools to engineer custom candles and soaps on hardwood picnic-style tables in a spacious craft studio. After a brief instructional rundown, candlestick makers and soap sculptors choose base wax or soap color, mold shape, and one of more than 30 scents such as bubble gum, peppermint, and molten happiness. Crafters then embed colorful dry pieces of wax or soap into molds, with available shapes such as hearts, stars, and moons, before a staff member pours in a melted, scented mixture that holds the final product together more beautifully and securely than handcuffs decorated with poetry. Candles ($7–$38) and soaps ($8–$17) are ready for pick-up within two days, or can be stored for up to four weeks or shipped to their masters in sweetly scented packages.
The expert trainers at Energeia Boot Camp take personal stock in motivating each member to reach his or her fitness goals. Through a combination of fitness coaching, nutrition advice, and positive support, they take an active role in keeping their charges accountable to themselves. Their more than 30 boot-camp sessions per week meet morning and evening, rain or shine, leaving clients with no excuses to stay home to try to remain perfectly still for 24 hours. The sessions challenge members with an ever-changing lineup of routines that incorporate running and stair climbing, conditioning drills, and strength and resistance training that campers tackle at their own pace. This variety keeps muscles from becoming accustomed to the workouts, rendering them ineffective, and prevents workout burnout.
To further motivate their patrons into action, the staff members help them track their progress during regular fitness assessments. Clients can also sign up for personal-training sessions to make progress toward their goals in a one-on-one setting.
The image wizards at Epostershop.com masterfully transform humble digital snapshots into magnificent, wall-size masterpieces. After online orders are placed, e-posterers transfer the customer’s chosen pixelated memory from its hard-drive habitat to a premium, high-gloss paper sanctuary. Use the custom poster to immortalize a heartwarming family portrait, celebrate a rec-league championship team, or comment on the dangers of modern technology with an action shot of a newly self-aware sprinkler system.
Licensed aesthetician, Lashes by Dalal founder Dalal Ammar, works to maximize each woman's natural beauty by bolstering eyelashes with feminine fringe. She carefully attaches mink extensions to individual eyelashes, securing them with tiny dollops of formaldehyde-free, FDA-approved medical-grade adhesive. Dalal also beautifies faces with makeup and trains other aestheticians in the art of elongating eyelashes. Aside from offering services at her facility, which has plentiful parking, Dalal can also travel to customers' homes or other desired locations to prettify clients.