The Richmond Foot and Ankle Clinic pampers peds with services treating everything from heel pain to dry skin. Its team of medical professionals care for feet that have survived trauma, relieving pain from hammertoes, sports injuries, and calluses. Once feet are back in good condition, scrubs and soaks slough away dead cells and moisturize the skin.
New Beginnings Salon & Spa pampers guests from scalp to toe-tip with an indulgent menu of beautification services. After a swift waxing session, guests may retreat to a private room for a restorative facial or therapeutic bodywork. New Beginnings also renovates strands with custom cuts and bold color treatments. Though the stylists specialize in ethnic hair, their expertise spans all types, regardless of color, texture, or astrological sign.
As Shawon Brown-Gullette told Robin McMacken of the Dayton Daily News, she keeps a box of tissues near her hair-system station at Infinitee Trichology Centre. But they aren't there to curb sneezes or fold into origami. According to Brown-Gullette, they absorb the tears of joy and renewed self-confidence that the hair-loss expert often witnesses as she outfits clients with discrete hairpieces that match the natural color and texture of surrounding hair.
Brown-Gullette—who is certified through the International Association of Trichologists and who has presented local seminars on hair loss—takes a holistic approach to reversing alopecia, one that may require a commitment to a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition. After running medical tests to explore the root causes for thinning hair, Brown-Gullette employs several personalized treatments, including the use of electrotherapy, ultraviolet rays, and low-level laser therapy.
After graduating from Creative Images School of Cosmetology, Nikki Askew inserted herself into the world of aesthetics immediately, quickly becoming the managing licensed aesthetician at Creating Waves Salon. Here, she cleanses skin with facials that employ natural ingredients to smooth and rejuvenate skin while tackling acne and signs of aging. She also offers relaxation massage and waxing services, and is currently developing her own signature facial.
The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
The Foodbank has a straightforward mission: to relieve hunger in the Miami Valley. To achieve this goal, the organization distributes food and other supplies to its network of 85 partner nonprofits, including food pantries, community kitchens, and shelters. The Foodbank also works with local schools through its Good-to-Go Backpack program, giving backpacks full of kid-friendly yet nutritious food to over 1,400 children at risk of experiencing hunger over the weekend, when they don't have access to free or reduced lunch at school. And at mobile farmers' markets, The Foodbank delivers fresh produce, meat, baked goods, and packaged food to communities without a local food pantry. Last year, The Foodbank distributed 7.2 million pounds of food?2.2 million pounds of which was fresh produce?to people in need.