When we were moving rooms around in my house for my kids when my 2nd daughter was born, we consulted with Duffy Design Group to have them redesign the nursery and my 3 year old's bedroom. These projects weren't really something this design group had a lot of experience with and it showed. Their residential work is more with the living and dining areas vs. little girls rooms.
I contacted Everything Beautiful Events for my daughter's christening. We knew we wanted a big affair for family and friends and knew we needed a party planner to coordinate it. Everything Beautiful is better with weddings and I felt they struggled trying to put together something that was appropriate for an elaborate christening.
I like the Beauty Supply Supermarket. They have a good variety of hair products, lotions, gels, creams, etc. I particularly like their barrets, and bows for my daughters. The store tends to be messy, so I only go in once in a while. I just don't always feel like or have the time to dig around.
I ran into Aqua Beauty Supply to see if they had my brand of shampoo and conditioner onhand. They didn't but I discovered a mud pack for my hair and a grapeseed treatment they recommended for me. I've used them both and they've made my hair silky and shiny.
I went in to Upscale Nail Design toi pick up a few supplies. I wasn't sure if they had what I was looking for as far as polishes (OPI) but they did. I was happy with their selection of colors too.
I love the way Complex Hair Design did my hair for a black tie event my husband and I went to. I had the perfect dress, great shoes, the perfect accessories, I was getting my makeup done and Complex did the perfect updo. It was soft and wispy looking - and my husband loved it.
My husband thought it would be a good time for us to expand our house to add a playroom on for our growing family and contacted Grove Renovations Design Service. They spec'd out the plans for the addition, as well as adding a playhouse in the backyard. I like the idea of adding a playroom, but think we should wait until our youngest is a bit older. The plans Grove drew up were everything we had asked for and we may revisit them at a later date.
Advanced Hair Design did my highlights last summer to give me that added sun kissed look. They listened to what I wanted and didn't go overboard with the foils. I was happy with the contrast to my own natural color and thought the overall look was stunning.
We contacted Gazzola Painting to help us repaint the bedroom we were converting over for my 3 year old. We were playing musical bedrooms at the time due to needing to convert her original room into a nursery for my newborn. I had an idea on what I wanted, but was looking for some advice. Gazzola wasn't able to provide me with any ideas at all. I was told, 'we're just painters'.
350 Newbury Tan (Dreams Beauty Inc.) has a Mystic tanning booth that I've visited. I refuse to use the traditional beds with the UV bulbs and much prefer the 2 minute process to get golden. This salon offers many other services as well, but I've only done the Mystic. The staff is young and the tanning side is crowded at times. If they're not busy, I'll leave.