Featured in numerous media outlets including Dateline NBC and Shape Magazine, board-certified hypnotist Tom Nicoli guides the mind in its quest to reverse unhealthy behaviors through positive, reparative thought. Tom's A Better You weight-loss series primes client psyches to opt for healthier eats, boost physical activity, and refrain from carrying any more unnecessary anvils. Rather than pine on each patient's mistakes, Tom tries to mend negative patterns such as emotional eating, cravings, and portion control through positive motivation and the reversal of unconscious habits. Most clients schedule their trio of sessions over a 2–3 week span, and, although some see positive results after only three appointments, others may require additional sessions before feeling ready to reconnect with their estranged bathroom scales. For at-home reiteration, Tom also supplies his clients with two 27-minute CDs chockfull of aural support.
Dan Doke discovered his passion for photography as a teenager, eventually turning his beloved hobby into a career after purchasing his first studio in his 20s. After building a thriving business with portrait and senior-photo portfolios, Doke moved his studio closer to his family and began to focus on wedding photography full time. Today, the seasoned shutterbug dangerously overloads his mantelpiece with a wealth of awards and honors, ranging from a membership in the Society of XXV to his status as a Photographic Craftsman from the Professional Photographers of America. Doke’s polished black-and-white and color prints have graced the covers of more than 30 magazines, including Gala, La Bella Bride, and Studio Photography, and his expertise won him a spot in 2005 as a photographer at an inaugural ball for President George W. Bush, where he was responsible for capturing candid portraits of heads of state, governors, lawmakers, and dignitaries. Along with the team of photographers he has personally trained, Dan produces high-contrast, post portraits of families and pets that range from traditional outdoor and studio shots to high-concept editorials.
Skin Care and Wellness Studio updates traditional services with contemporary technology and the latest products. And though the business is new, the spa’s owner, Cris-Anne, is far from new to the scene. She’s been in the industry since 1998 and holds licenses in aesthetics and nailcare and certifications from Bioelements and OPI. Likewise, the entire staff is professionally trained, and the range of services offered at Skin Care and Wellness Studio reflects the staff's broad experience. You can get a customized facial, body-waxing treatment, and Shellac manicure all in one visit, or try the ionic-detox system, which infuses charged ions into a relaxing footbath.
During shoots at Portrait Simple—a studio specialized in child, infant, maternity, and family portraits—skilled photographers snap an unlimited number of poses in front of a choice of backgrounds and provide the convenience of instant printing. Sessions can take any size group, accommodating families and close-knit juries. Models don simple duds without heavy patterns or logos and can tote props such as sports equipment or special blankies. After striking jubilant, winsome, or wrathful poses, guests sit down with the photographer to select images to turn into prints.
Rondo, the de facto host of Grooming at Tiffany's, happily greets every guest with a hardy handshake. Or if not that, perhaps an exuberant tail wag, an offering of chew sticks … something that lets visitors know they're welcome. The amiable shih tzu-poodle mix belongs to owner Tiffany Perron, who styles canines with the skills she developed at the Dapper Dawg School of Professional Dog Grooming. She and her fellow groomers provide an array of services, from crate-free full groomings to quick touchups for dogs facing short-notice job interviews.
Whether capturing a family portrait or immortalizing a wedding or graduation, MMI Photography seeks to blend a knowledge of the technical side of photography with a knack for evoking beauty from its subjects. During each session, whether on-location or in-studio, a professional photographer works with clients to create ideal images that encapsulate important life events.