Before she was the personal makeup artist to Barack Obama during his campaign for the presidency, Jennifer Bradley was a stage and screen actress who struggled with acne-prone skin. To combat it, she started creating her own skincare formulas that were free of mineral oils, fragrances, and fillers. Those formulas soon became her business, Jennifer Bradley Corporation products, which she now wields as a makeup artist to the stars.
In addition to being touted in the pages of People and US Weekly, her makeup and skincare lines have graced the faces of Michelle Obama, Kelly Clarkson and Pamela Anderson. She regularly teaches clients how to become their own makeup masters during Makeup 101 classes, where she shows them how to cover age spots, contour cheekbones, and create a smoky eye that doesn't induce cravings for barbecue.
Art and Soul invites customers to express themselves as colorfully and boldly as the shop's lime and purple walls. This paint-your-own studio provides a wall of blank pottery pieces that kids and adults can personalize using provided paints and supplies and the power of their own imagination. Budding artists can stencil a flower onto a cookie jar, or add color to a ceramic cupcake. Patrons can also make their own jewelry, pulling pieces from the bead bar to create necklaces, earrings, and eyeglass holders in a variety of colors.
Ms. Cathrine of Rosyln Psychic Readings uses her natural intuitive powers and ability to read her clients’ auras to help them find guidance in a variety of areas such as love and finances. Specializing in spiritual healing, Ms. Cathrine reads tarot cards, candles, crystals, and palms to make sense of the past, present, future, and past-present-future, the most challenging of French grammatical structures.
Cultural Arts Playhouse has been fostering the development of up-and-coming actors for more than 15 years. At its Musical Theatre and Acting Academy, students from 1st–12th grade hone their on-stage skills by taking classes on singing, acting, and improvisation under the tutelage of an experienced teacher. Kids get to show off these skills in full theatrical productions, with main-stage shows opening up auditions to the entire community so people can see their neighbors' acting chops and dusted-off fake skulls. Cultural Arts Playhouse alumni have found success in New York and throughout the country, appearing in HBO's The Sopranos, and such Broadway productions as Les Miserables and Aladdin.