Hartford Magazine recommends Dr. Yanni as a top-area dentist, and both the doctor and her qualified staff strive to keep patients comfortable as they outfit them with corrective orthodontic devices. An initial exam—including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain—paves the way for a set of traditional braces, customized teeth sheaths, or Incognito braces designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of advanced 3-D computer graphics and the sorcerous incantations of old-fashioned orthodontia. Orthodontists are trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye.
Shear Elegance's stylists aim to please, whether tailoring formal updos for special occasions or cutting and coloring manes for quotidian elegance. The crew's services are backed by a guarantee, and they round out each service with a do-it-yourself lesson that equips clients with tips and techniques for re-creating their new look at home or on a jealous twin. Haircare specialists will even sometimes perform a complimentary shampoo and style for patrons who are having a bad day.
The professionals at Heads Up and Body Works beautify and pamper clients with salon and spa services ranging from haircuts to rose mud body wraps. And with spa packages such as All Dolled Up or the Dog House Special, they spend anywhere from two to four hours readying clients for special events or an evening of smiling gleefully at their reflection in the mirror.
At Healing Hands Massage of New England, massage therapists eliminate stiff shoulders and sore backs through the power of soothing touch. Licensed massage therapist Marcella Allard uses firm, subtle pressure to break up knots and relieve stress patterns in worn or weary muscles. Sessions can be customized to the needs of each client, and use a blend of styles to promote circulation and improve flexibility.
Totally Tan’s turquoise-colored salon, festooned with beach artwork and tropical foliage, eschews traditional sun-drawn tanning techniques with a collection of body-bronzing devices that embellishes skin in the face of time constraints and inclement weather. Lay-down tanners recline in the SunVision Elite bed for 20-minute sessions that darken epidermal expanses with 32 light bulbs and hundreds of commissioned fireflies. Visitors can also achieve golden exteriors by standing in the SunDome tanning booth, basking in the powerful glow of 48 light bulbs for 10 minutes. Those wishing to elude UV rays altogether can enlist their soul cages in a spray tan that evenly coats bodies in a deep, natural-looking hue that lasts around seven days.