The term "wedding hair" may conjure images of updos, but that's not all it can mean. Under the care of the Up Do's and Eye Do's team, it can be whatever you want, from half-up, half-down styles to a chic blowout or ringlets for a flower girl. Audrey, the team's lead hair stylist, crafts a diverse array of just such wedding-appropriate hairdos. While she tends to locks, her business partner Cindy—a makeup artist and licensed medical aesthetician—subtly enhances the wedding party's features with products from MAC, Bobbi Brown, and Smashbox.
While the duo's main focus is on weddings, they also style clients for other special occasions and introduce kids to the joys of the spa experience. At their children's birthday parties, little ones get their hair and makeup done and even get to wear clip-in hair extensions, a more practical and temporary hair-extending alternative to wearing hats full of Miracle-Gro.
Together, Grace and Danny Choi oversee a team of pampering professionals inside Celebrity Nails and Spa 3. The crew treats clients to manicures and pedicures, which swaddle hands and feet with soothing masks and warm towels. Inside the private massage room, therapists mix and match modalities such as relaxing Swedish kneads and trigger point therapy. The former improves circulation and range of motion, and the latter breaks the viscous cycle of spasms and pain with focused pressure. The massage therapists also use acupressure to free up meridians—energy pathways that can become blocked by stress, illness, and lost Legos.
Drs. Wendy Xue and Jung Kim believe that good dental habits should start at a young age. At their practice, they help kids foment those skills during fun, non-threatening visits. During appointments, Washington Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics' team takes care to avoid scary clinical terms such as "needle," "drill," and "plaque that feeds on nightmares," getting kids comfortable with the idea of dental hygiene at the same time. After exams and cleaning, hygienists reinforce lessons, discussing healthy brushing, flossing, and eating habits that kids can practice at home.
You might think that standing up while you tan would cause an unnaturally darkened scalp, but this never happens at Hollywood Tans. That's because their arsenal of signature stand-up tanning booths create an always even, natural-looking glow in as little as eight minutes. With more than 140 locations nationwide, the chain’s salons—each a veritable bronze mine for pale bodies—can also bronze physiques Mystic Tan’s Instant Tan, a sunless formula that does not contain UV-rays or infectious California boy-band harmonies. Voted "Favorite Tanning Salon in North Jersey" by an independent readers' pole in Suburban Trends magazine, Hollywood Tans of Riverdale can also help customers choose the Instant Tan formula best suited to them, matching the bronzing serums to the each person's skin tone, type, and ideal look.
At Crystal Skin Care, skin need not travel far from its skeleton to indulge in European-style pampering. That’s because the center’s knowledgeable aestheticians import FDA-approved French and Swiss products that they regularly use in an array of treatments. Their menu of services restores youthful allure to skin with custom facial packages, which can incorporate skin-lifting ultrasound care and light therapy that repairs damaged skin. Other treatment regimens include microdermabrasion that removes dead skin cells and reduces fine lines, as well as rubber acne masks that close pores and help clients bounce back to their feet if they ever fall on their face. Crystal Skin Care’s team also contours bodies with its 3MAX system, which reduces the appearance of cellulite and tightens skin using sound waves and thermal energy.