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Part of the venerable Paul Mitchell network, the Rhode Island outpost of Paul Mitchell the School boasts a squad of student coiffure-carvers and professional instructors. Under the close supervision of an experienced professor of pulchritude, Paul Mitchell student stylists perform a wide selection of services, including creating cute cuts ($12–$17), up-styles ($26–$28), and applying chemical relaxers to tame tendrils ($32+). Salon manicured ($5) nails bedazzle during costumeless finger-puppet recitals, and skin benefits from a make up application ($15), deforestation eyebrow arch ($8) or lip wax ($5). Though not included in this Groupon, a plethora of high-quality Paul Mitchell products are available for purchase and 15% off to customers on the day the redeem their Groupon to continue at-home pampering, providing a first-date souvenir for you and your new ’do.

379 Atwood Ave
Cranston,
RI
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After putting their heads together back in 2005, sisters Lynn Grissom and Susan Bucci came to open the first Little Gym in Rhode Island. The concept was simple: positively impact kids by helping build confidence and self-esteem through noncompetitive, fun classes. The result was a curriculum-based program that got kids aged 4 months to 12 years active through a variety of classes. At the Smithfield location, instructors focus on "movement, music, learning, and laughter," during courses held six days a week.

1400 Oaklawn Avenue
Cranston,
RI
US

Raffa Yoga is not a standard yoga studio, which is apparent right away from its wide variety of yoga classes that range from consciousness-raising Prana flow to rockin' hip-hop yoga and trapeze-like, aerial antigravity yoga. During classes, percussionists tap out soothing drumbeats as students find their center. An oversize golden Buddha mural looks over the classroom, prompting students to contemplate spirituality and wonder if the real guy ever wanted to just take a day off work and take a nice long nap.

Raffa Yoga’s active relaxation center includes Urban Sweat, a stress retreat composed of 21 massage and treatment rooms and 6 heat-therapy rooms. The eco-friendly space soothes the senses with ingredients such as eucalyptus and yellow turmeric, which is known for its anti-inflammatory qualities.

After emerging from the studio’s Himalayan-salt grotto, guests can sip a healthy, hydrating beverage at the juice-cleanse bar. They can also browse the selection of accessories in the full-service yoga boutique.

19 Sharpe Dr
Cranston,
RI
US

While living at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, Dr. Leon Harris developed a keen appreciation for alternative healing—and he had found his calling. He enrolled at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he learned Oriental medicine through acupuncture and herbology. Now within his Golden Road Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine practice, all can seek his expertise for everything from stress to digestive issues, muscular or skeletal pain, respiratory, reproductive, or emotional ailments.

14 Bartlett Ave
Cranston,
RI
US