At Studio 13, Pilates isn’t confined to the mat. Its stretching, core-strengthening moves enliven Reformer apparatuses, infuse yoga classes, and add an unexpected dimension to the ballet barre. In fact Pilates has seeped its way into the majority of the studio's more than 100 weekly classes. But that doesn't mean this fitness haven is single minded. Pilates-free fitness styles such as Zumba—where upbeat music fuels energetic dance—or spinning—where imagined lions fuel heated bicycle pedaling—also carve bodies into shape. P90X classes incorporate intense, varied workouts designed to work every area of the body, which is why they're a favorite among elite athletes and gymnasts. Seven styles of barre fitness classes incorporate the toning, sculpting techniques of ballet, sometimes with a blend of Pilates or TRX for good measure. Whatever the workout, students can rest assured that the class they attend will be taught by an instructor certified in that particular fitness style. Studio 13's spacious personal-training area, meanwhile, allows for more personalized workouts, as does the gym’s arsenal of cardio and strength equipment.
Rendered in white, three-dimensional lettering, the words create and relax hang from A Little Style's sky-blue walls. The salon follows these commands faithfully. From the outside, it looks like a quaint white house, and this homey feel extends indoors, where patrons find comfy chairs, decorations during the holidays, and shelves stocked with Redken, Matrix, and other professional products for sale. It's in this space that stylist and owner Rachel Little's creativity shines. Ms. Little transforms hairstyles with trendy cuts, flattering highlights, and all-over color treatments. She also works with children, whose hair grows at a rate one million times faster than adults'.
Under the direction of owner and stylist Erica Duke, the staff at Ericalee's Hair Salon transforms limp strands into face-flattering hairdos. With experience and training gleaned from Paul Mitchell, Keune, and Wella classes, stylists revamp tresses with highlights and full color. Other services include deep-conditioning treatments and color glossing that helps breathe new life into follicles that have lost their tone due to excessive exposure to the sun or glow-in-the-dark scrunchies. The salon?s services extend beyond hair to include shellac manicures and waxing treatments.
Signature Service: Color, highlight, design cut, formal hair
Brands Used: Goldwell, Wella, Redken, Moroccanoil, Lanza
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
At C.Gal's Barbers, clients sink into comfortable black barber's chairs before skilled staff reshape their hairscape into a stylish and sleek new look. Hot-towel shaves can be administered to remove unwanted beards or help the beardless feel like one of the guys. The neighborhood hair cuttery caters to its guests' by learning about styling preferences and building barber-happy relations for the long haul.
When stylist Nikki Price of Cala Renee Salon adds rich, single-process hues or bright highlights, she draws on both her advanced color certification and the salon's stock of nontoxic, organic dyes. In addition to color, Price also is skilled in cutting manes and fortifying them with nourishing deep conditioner.