Light doesn't just tan skin at Soleil Tanning and Boutique—it also heals. That's because in addition to a lineup of lie-down and stand-up UV-tanning beds, the salon is also home to a red-light-therapy booth. This booth sends waves of infrared light into the skin in an effort to boost circulation, which has the effect of not only diminishing fine lines and calming acne outbreaks, but also relieving joint inflammation and other forms of chronic and acute pain. The salon provides eye protection to clients who need it, and, because tanning lotions, like people taking too long in the gas-station snack shop, are easy to leave behind, it allows patrons to store their supplies there.
At Blush Permanent Makeup, Michele Konitzer pursues a personal passion for highlighting each client’s natural beauty. Her steady hands amplify facial features with the gentle SofTap method, a skill she also shows off while working as a trainer for the company. After she dots the epidermis with the ultradurable pigment, bolder lashes can better fan the flames of desire, and shaded brows can alternate between arching elegantly and compulsively communicating the "M" in Morse code. Michele also flexes her varied cosmetic expertise as she performs teeth-whitening treatments and hangs full, flirty faux lashes over both eyelids in 40 minutes.
If you've watched the Emmy Awards recently, you've seen the work of stylist Jason Ashkenazi, who can take credit for more than a few of that ceremony's celebrity 'dos. But long before Jason ever got close to famous tresses, he practiced his craft for years in New York and Los Angeles. Today, he continues to lend his talents to fashion events, editorial photo shoots, and secret Illuminati meetings attended by Hollywood's biggest stars.
Board certified in medical esthetics, owner and nurse practitioner Deanna Collier is devoted to rejuvenating and enhancing her patients' natural features. Bring in wrinkled facial canvasses to be remounted and used in the art of nonsurgical Botox injections. Injections are quick—usually about 10 minutes—requiring no anesthesia and resulting in little to no downtime. The number of units required to treat an area may vary, but on average, 20 units can be used to treat mild to moderate frown lines between the eyes, with results lasting up to four months. Since the amount of life-lemons and wrinkles varies from person to person, additional units for larger treatment areas can be bought at normal cost ($12.50/unit).
Halloween Costume Warehouse outfits revelers in spooky, adorable, or sassy duds for men, women, kids, and infants. The selection of thrilling threads ($9.99–$129.99) varies from location to location, but recent offerings for tots have included the baby cuddly lion ($14.99 on sale), a plush lion jumpsuit that can help babies rule over animal crackers. Young trick-or-treat warriors can bravely battle terrifying doorsteps in the guise of Captain America complete with a shiny blue jumpsuit and mask ($19.99), or they can charm ghouls in a frilly red Elmo dress ($24.99). A wide selection of adult attire runs the gamut from alluring burlesque ensembles to hair-raising costumes of high-school trigonometry teachers.
Relaxed sighs ride a wave of gentle scents from Alchemista, where staff draws upon the therapeutic properties of essential oils and handmade organic products. The Fall Harvest aromatherapy body buff tickles noses and seduces the senses with spices reminiscent of carving pumpkins, raking leaves, and harvesting bountiful crops of scarecrows. The body buff scrubs away dead skin cells and hydrates the healthy layer underneath, revealing a glowing, even-toned façade. The blue-corn body treatment combines seasonal corn and sugarcane extracts to soften skin sheathes like an apology note from reformed UV rays. A full-body hot-stone massage from a licensed therapist augments the blue-corn treatment with soothing pressure and aromatherapy. The massage alleviates muscle tension, stimulates circulation, and tests geological knowledge with the gentle warmth of heated rocks.