Drawing on more than seven years of experience, Ashley Liane puts her styling skills to work infusing her clients with beauty and confidence. Her roster of services caters to clients looking for a basic haircut, a fancy up-do, or a full set of eyelash extensions. As an expert in keratin treatments, Liane spends her time away from the chair as a local educator in the hair-restoring method, teaching other stylists how to turn wily locks into silky tresses.
Koko FitClub’s innovative technology imparts the benefits of a personal trainer without any of the drawbacks, such as scheduling conflicts, steep prices, and handshake obligations. Digital keys help patrons to unlock their custom training plans, which are displayed on a fleet of cardio and strength-training machinery. First, clients elect one of Koko’s exercise tracks—including weight loss, pain relief, and muscle building—so computers can design personalized routines based on individual goals, measurements, and starting fitness levels. Plans transfer from the computer to a Koko Key, which, like a USB drive or a desktop wallpaper of a guard dog, safeguards digital documents. The key fits into each of Koko FitClub’s cardio and strength-training machines, which display the number of reps or intensity of intervals needed and how to tweak any off-kilter techniques. Each 30-minute workout presents a fresh routine to keep minds engaged while clients blast through traditional exercise plateaus.
Although they both hail from the Mediterranean, pizza and falafel don't often appear on the same menu. Diners at Rome's Pizza, however, might be prompted to wonder why—it turns out it's quite possible for one kitchen to carry both dishes off nicely. In a 2004 review, the Current's Alejandro Pérez praised the pesto pizza's "light, crispy crust and full-bodied flavor" and the falafel sandwich's "hot, crisp patties."
This juxtaposition isn't the only surprise on the extensive menu. Sure, you can get red sauce and pepperoni atop your pie, but Rome's specializes in white pizzas slicked with olive oil, herbs, and smoked garlic. Strombolis and calzones fold in on themselves to make for a hearty meal or a high-powered alternative to a water balloon, and sandwiches and pasta display the same love of big portions and off-the-beaten-path ingredients. On the Mediterranean side of the menu, there are also staples such as dolmas, hummus, and gyros.
Deborah DeFazio’s grandmother was a family legend for her bouffant hairdos. In a subtle way, this quirk was the catalyst for her decision to pursue a career in hair. Today, Deborah has more than 25 years of styling to her credit. In the comfort of her cozy salon, guests can solicit her expertise for sleek layers or ramp up bland strands with bold color highlights. The salon also offers waxing services to nix unwanted fuzz from upper lips and brow outskirts.
Facelogic's spa services dispel the specious, sophomoric ad hominems of stress, homeliness, and other facial fallacies that can dull one's glow. The Facelogic Signature Facial will lovingly wake up your slumbering skin through 50 minutes of deep cleansing, exfoliation, steaming, and mask therapy ($49 at discounted price). For something more revitalizing, oxygenating, or de-wrinklifying, try an Elite Facial such as the Radiance Oxygen Facial, which brings a glow to even the most Gollumy skin with exfoliating buffing beads and a mask rich with encapsulated oxygen. Facelogic's series of naturally derived skin peels (discounted $20–$30), on the other hand, will undo years of playing the MMORPG known as Real Life. Finally, achieve optimum smoothness with facial waxings for the very hairy caterpillars on your face ($15 for brows, $12 for lips or chins at member prices) or the very hairy sea cucumbers on other shaggy parts of the body, such as the palms and the undersides of feet.
Ashley Preusz wants skin to look amazing. That's why the enthusiastic aesthetician at Beauty by Ashley wields Hylunia products during her appointments. The vegan skincare line swaps out harsh chemicals and your mother's well-meaning but hurtful words for botanicals that reduce inflammation and cleanse skin naturally. Its creams, lotions, and mists nourish skin during services including firming facials, hydrating facials, and microdermabrasion treatments.