The licensed, experienced staff at Boca Salons Day Spa & Tanning banishes stress and discomfort from organ empires with a kaleidoscope of body-bettering spa services. The 90-minute Boca massage pampers bodies from head to foot with a rubdown that focuses on specific problem areas––such as a habitually sore tennis elbow or ping-pong pinky ($95). For a slimmer, firmer physique, guests can opt for the 60-minute peppermint-sea-twist body wrap, which employs freshly harvested seaweed and peppermint oil to rejuvenate skin, contour the body, and improve aches and water retention ($100). Revamp overworked hands and feet with a classic manicure ($16+) and pedicure ($35+) that polishes digits so they may shine like a disco ball gone supernova.
Since 1964, Guitar Center has paired musicians with guitars, keyboards, drums, Pro Audio gear, and necessary accessories, including DJ and recording equipment to capture newly made melodies. An iPad music-stand adaptor ($39.99) connects an iPad to a music stand, allowing musicians to access online programs and music apps on-stage, or to publicly dedicate a song to their online Scrabble partner. A clip-on tuner ($29.99) keeps notes pitch-perfect, and Guitar Center’s array of sheet music produces a wider variety of sounds than singing from a thesaurus, with options that include the C-surfing The Real Blues Book ($31.49). Stitch tighter harmonies by threading notes onto Slinky guitar strings ($3.79), or use the value of today's Groupon toward a larger purchase, such as the Epiphone Les Paul Special II guitar ($169–$179.99). Guitar Center rounds out its collection of gear with Pro Audio and DJ equipment, keyboards, and drums, allowing every band member or solo cymbal player to stock up on their chosen form of expression.
Armed with rental equipment, guests on All Star Paintball Arena's 13,500-square foot indoor field recharge their guns at three self-fill stations in between rounds spent ducking behind inflatables to dodge incoming splatter. Designed by avid players, the year-round field—heated in winter and air-conditioned in summer—hosts matches five days a week along with occasional cash tournaments and even a recent episode of TLC's Cake Boss. Along with its main playing area, All Star Paintball Arena houses on-site refreshments and snacks in case paint alone doesn’t suffice as friend-splattering ammo. To boot, a fully staffed pro-shop stocks an ever-growing inventory of brand-name gear.
Sweet & Sassy - North Brunswick's orange-and-purple beauty parlors create a safe space for tweens to indulge in imaginative play and pampering. Young visitors try on identities through themes such as Pop Star and Enchanted Princess, which rule birthday parties and mini spa services for skin, hair, and nails. Sparkles and the color pink appear with expected frequency, covering a fleet of rental limos and studding ingredients at Creation Stations, where guests concoct bath and body products or strawberry-scented doppelgangers. In addition to supplying keepsake trinkets with most services, the parlors stock their gift shops with bright fuchsia and lime-green versions of classic spa accessories, including plush robes and slippers. Sweet & Sassy also hosts workshops created specifically for Girl Scouts, Adventure Princesses, and sports teams that teach manners as well as business skills.
For more than 16 years, the staff at Permanent Cosmetic Solutions has resolved aesthetic issues ranging from sparse brows to spider veins. Rough, uneven complexions are left smoother than a freshly frosted slip 'n' slide after a session of microdermabrasion or pixel-laser resurfacing, whereas wrinkles are softened with the help of dermal fillers such as Botox and Restylane. The center's permanent-makeup artists—many of whom have been trained at the Permanent Cosmetic Institute and Tinny Beauty School—apply their knowledge of facial tattooing as they define brows and lips with permanent ink, and customers can feel confident knowing the center boasts membership in both the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and the American Academy of Micropigmentation.