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.
Katie Stiles is a licensed massage therapist who specializes primarily in therapeutic massage. She's particularly adept at working with clients who have suffered injuries or struggle with chronic pain and muscle tension, and to that end she offers deep-tissue, sports, and hot-stone massages to relieve discomfort. If clients are under a physician's care, Katie can work directly with their doctor to formulate a treatment plan that addresses the areas of concern. And though Katie's specialty is pain management, she also offers Swedish and aromatherapy massages, which are focused more on easing the stress and general tension that come from the daily grind and the nightly battle with a snoring goldfish. In addition to helping her clients, Katie's committed to helping charities too—she donates 5% of the proceeds from every massage to the American Cancer Society.
Licensed massage therapist Cristi Page is passionate about helping her clients relax, manage pain, and heal. She specializes in deep-tissue massage, which uses deep kneading to help relieve chronic, long-held stress in the body. Her Swedish massages also help release tension as well as improve circulation, using a combination of lotions or oils and a variety of rolling, kneading, and percussion strokes.
Each of the stylists at Shelly’s Hair Studio holds a minimum 17 years of experience working in the beauty industry, which they call upon during haircutting, coloring, and chemical treatments. With a bounty of professional products on hand, they maneuver overgrown hairdos with a combination of practiced technique and fashion savvy—cuts and color treatments revive every head of hair that walks through the doors, and Brazilian blowouts render each strand silky, shiny, and manageable. The staff also offers facial waxing and makeovers for bridal parties seeking extravagant updos for their big day.
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