During a visit to Dane Porter Massage, the licensed massage therapist's hands rhythmically cascade down clients' spins, undoing painful knots and setting tension free along the way. Dane Porter makes his living helping others relax, unwind, and experience the comfort associated with a pain-free musculoskeletal structure. When he isn't plying his hands at calming Swedish massages, he's generally using techniques like trigger point therapy and deep-tissue massage, both of which can help accelerate healing, increase circulation, and—unlike taking a job as a local landmark—improve mobility.
Eyes by India first opened its doors in Indiana to provide threading as an alternative to waxing. Threading is more precise than waxing and causes less pain, redness, and burning when removing unwanted fuzz. Now with nine locations in two states, Eyes by India’s staff of specialists completes more than 100 hours of training in threading and service etiquette before applying those skills to patrons’ faces at work and image-conscious teddy bears at home. During appointments, cotton thread twists over hair, tweaking hairlines and brow lines or removing all traces of fuzz on the neck, chin, or upper lip.
Though our hair is a natural part of our body, we often treat it to a chemical cocktail of ammonia, formaldehyde, and other damaging solutions. Not so at Trichology Salon, where stylists use a mix of natural, organic, and harmful-chemical-free products to get 'dos looking their best. Free of irritating aerosols, the air inside Trichology swirls with the pleasant smells of Neuma sustainable shampoos and Schwartzkopf ammonia-free coloring treatments. Peach-colored walls and the ceiling's gentle curves add to the space's sense of relaxation while environmentally responsible wood flooring reflects the salon's dedication to natural principles.
Working together as makeup artists, Anne White and Holly Kirsh soon bonded over their mutual passion for fashion. In 1994, they started hosting quarterly shopping events in Indianapolis to share the season’s latest trends with other fashionistas. Over time, their style-seeking endeavors evolved into a successful business of culling the latest in skincare products, apparel, and accessories. AH Collection—a name derived from their combined first initials—now boasts locations at the Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville and Clay Terrace in Carmel. The two locations stock a rotating array of apparel selected to match seasonal fashion trends. Cosmetics include foundations, eye shadows, and bronzers to highlight natural features while covering up blemishes and last year's Halloween masks.
Four minutes. That's about how long it takes the 1,000 degree ovens at Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza to perfectly crisp each pie?s house-made crust without overcooking the sauce or toppings. To reach this volcanic temperature, the ovens are powered by pure anthracite coal from Pennsylvania, which burns hotter and cleaner than wood or old rags while lending a distinctive flavor to the pies.
The chefs add to this flavor by making fresh sauce daily from batches of Italian plum tomatoes and a closely guarded blend of extra virgin olive oil and spices. Every batch of dough is made using filtered water, and none of the menus' pizzas or sandwiches?made with wraps and flatbreads baked in the same ovens?is ever cooked with a microwave or fryer. Before any pie gets hit with heat, the chefs add as many as 19 different toppings, including bacon, roasted garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes.