What if you could use a strawberry for lipstick or a blueberry for eye shadow? At Blossom Waxing & Beauty Bar, you can. The spa specializes in cosmetics formulated from fruit pigments. Vegan makeup is just one of the salon's passions. Clients can strip away unwanted hair with soy-based vegan wax or indulge in an exfoliating facial to restore and brighten their complexions.
Mike Fitzpatrick looks at a golf club the same way a sculptor eyes a slab of marble. A Golf Clubmaker Association Master Clubmaker, Mike's expertise has earned him multiple accolades, including being named GCA’s New Mexico Clubmaker of the Year four times and a GCA Top Ten Clubmaker World Wide twice, a distinction he won by molding his right leg into a serviceable 3-iron. From the comfort of his indoor studio, Mike helps golfers find their ideal club counterpart with swing-analysis services, and he also adjusts and repairs clubs to suit specifications. Fore Score Golf also offers a selection of quality clubs that allows golfers to enjoy the links without having to sell their vintage 500-horsepower golf cart.
Row after row, the shelves at Max Muscle neatly display an array of capsules, each possessing a different function. Some, like Hydroxycut and Cleanse & Lean, help the body purge the last bit of stubborn fat; others, when taken strategically either before or after a workout, nurture lean gains and help bodybuilders sculpt biceps without sewing baseballs into their dress-shirt sleeves. Aside from fat burners and muscle builders, the shop vends an array of protein powders and shakes, as well as vitamins and essential-fat supplements.
The housemade dressings and spreads that slather Relish’s handcrafted sandwiches helped the spot nab top honors in Albuquerque The Magazine’s 2011 Best of the City awards. Wasabi mayo and apricot mustard top sourdough slices and French baguettes inside globally-inspired ham and turkey sandwiches, and roasted red peppers, Boar’s Head meats, and organic greens contribute color, crunch, and flavor to other items on the menu. Relish’s chefs, however, don’t limit their creativity by staying inside the crust—they construct fruit trays for catering orders and build slaws and salads as cool and crisp as a snowman after an elocution lesson.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Facials
Brands Used: Image Skincare
Pro Tip: Relaxed European atmosphere, and Organic, Natural, Vegan products
Brands Used: Skintensify
Since 1988, the New Mexico Scuba Center has prepared southwestern land-dwellers for underwater excursions. Submerged in the comfort of a family-friendly atmosphere, the facility provides divers with an opportunity to get their feet wet before cannonballing headfirst into underwater fight clubs. Owners Si and Stacey Minton aspire to produce competent, self-assured divers with a range of scuba classes built for all skill levels. The introductory Try Scuba class initiates anywhere from 5 to 20 newcomers with a pool session in which SSI–certified scuba instructors educate students on the proper use of equipment, safe-diving techniques, and determining the most favorable betting odds for sea horse races. All required scuba gear is included in the session, so divers have to bring only their doggy-paddling skills.