Knockouts Haircuts for Men amps up the classic barbershop experience with a lavish, sports-themed approach to men's styling that has been featured on Today and CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. At a still-growing number of locations throughout the country, the company's all-female staff of stylists quarterbacks a full playbook of services ranging from bare-essential to spa-worthy. First and foremost, they clip shaggy locks, but they also administer facials, manicures, massages, and waxes. Complimentary beverages are included with every visit, giving patrons something to sip on while watching a sports game on TV or contemplating how they would fend off a lion using just a comb.
Larry North has spent his 25-year career inspiring people to change their bodies and their lives through his infomercials, talk-radio show, television appearances, three books, and, most notably, his six Larry North fitness centers. "Success," North believes, "is not about how many gyms or how many members we have. It is about successful clients who lose weight and keep it off..." Adhering to this mantra, he wants to make sure that every member has access to the best resources and tools to achieve their goals. He sees to it that all of his spacious and sleek gyms boast a high trainer-to-member ratio and are jam-packed with weights, strength machines, and cardio equipment from industry-leading manufacturers.
All North's spacious and chic facilities offer a bevy of group classes that include kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, dance-based fitness sessions, and their signature 30-minute abs workouts.
Licensed massage therapist Andy Hyde uses a combination of myofascial release, structural balancing, and orthopedic massage to dissolve muscle knots and end spasms. As he applies focused pressure, Hyde hones in on specific afflictions, such as rotator cuff and neck and shoulder pain, knee tendinosis, sciatica and hip pain, migraine headaches, and plantar facscitis.
The fifth floor of a fairly nondescript office building in Dallas’ swanky Turtle Creek neighborhood may not be the place you’d expect to find an incredible massage therapist, but that’s exactly what you’ll get with Balance Through Massage. Owner Christopher Anglin sets himself apart from the competition by tailoring his treatments to fit each client’s individual needs, whether you’re suffering from sports injuries, or simply want a relaxing rubdown. Cozy but well-appointed treatment rooms are outfitted in soothing neutrals, with soft lighting touches and warm bamboo, while the liberal use of aromatherapy and hot towels makes for a blissful experience that keeps loyal clients coming back, even if it is inside an office building.
Licensed massage therapist Stacey Garrett ushers bodies into uncharted states of serenity with therapeutic massages enhanced with restorative botanicals and oils. She combines the massage's power to pamper with its ability to help detox the body, squeezing out embedded toxins with practiced pressure and triggering the body’s lymphatic system with red-rice scrubs, purifying masks, and herbs.
During each Thai herbal massage, hot-stone massage, or craniosacral-therapy session, Stacey sets the stage for personalized comfort by adjusting the lighting, music, wallpaper pattern, and temperature to her clients' preferences. She also encourages clients to make mental notes of sensations and feelings felt during their massage in order to heighten body awareness and give them a deeper understanding of what types of treatment will suit their recurring discomfort.
The Beauty Box Salon's stylists cut hair into springy shapes, but they just as expertly do the opposite. Stylists specialize in hair extensions, lengthening locks with permanent and clip-in strands by brands such as Easihair Pro and Hairdreams. The salon also focuses on wigs and hair replacements. But the team's specialties don't end at faux hair. The Beauty Box Salon is also known for turning clients into natural-looking blondes, without resorting to banana peel extensions. The salon also features a full service blow dry bar, where stylists can turn clients' limp, fizzy hair into smooth, voluminous 'dos in minutes. This diverse range of expertise services earned the salon a recommendation from D Magazine in 2012, as well as features in Allure and Glamour.