Cathy specializes in hair color and correction, but 30 years in the haircare industry has left her with a well-rounded skill set for cutting and styling as well. At Cut Loose with Cathy, the veteran stylist uses Schwarzkopf color and products as she deftly styles heads of hair. She can trim and shape ‘dos and bring each strand to optimal health with argan-oil based conditioners. She also resuscitates locks with color treatments that rekindle greys and add a refreshing glow to faded hairdos.
“Stocky.” Justin Yule remembers when others used this adjective to describe him, an observation he considered to be a nice way of saying that he was overweight. It wasn’t until his dad invited him to work out at the gym that Justin discovered a passion for fitness and a desire to chisel away the stockiness he carried. Since achieving his goals, he has kept up his fit physique more than 22 years.
Justin also channeled his passion into a bachelor’s of science in physical education with a concentration in adult fitness. He used his extensive training to devise the curriculum for Look Great at the Lake Boot Camp, which he also founded. Justin calls his program the “fitness revolution,” mainly because it breaks exercisers out of the tedious routines they often fall into at the gym or when their friend Sisyphus asks them to push his rock and promises he’ll only be gone for five minutes. Every one of Justin’s workout moves come in three levels, each scaled to challenge exercisers of different strengths and experience levels. He also relies heavily on body-weight resistance exercises, and coaches provide guidance and support to clients in reaching their goals.
Justin considers the most valuable part of his program to be the camaraderie that he encourages among his participants in and out of the boot-camp classroom. He organizes charity events and parties so that groups can mingle and become a cohesive unit working toward a single goal. To further ease his clients’ path to fitness, he also offers nutrition programs, online exercises and tips, and education in the form of newsletters and fitness books that he’s penned himself.
Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients? tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 200 locations across 16 states.
The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to UV beds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the UV-free, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin?s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios?s chariot within 46 seconds.
Certified vegan, cruelty-free, and ammonia-free products, along with styling serums from label.m and black 15in1, help ease all manner of hair woes at London Studios Salon, a salon populating one of the several suites inside Sola Salons. Master stylist Sally Loew specializes in correcting color and adding dimension to 'dos using formulas from Organic Color Systems or by stuffing them with packing peanuts. Stylists Ashley Woods and Kristen Collins-Fink tuck feather extensions into newly snipped strands and tame tresses with nutrient-packed keratin treatments. The staff also consults with brides-to-be and their wedding parties, creating desired hairstyles for the big day.
For many people, the secret to happiness is intangible. But for skincare consultant Daphne, not only can you touch the secret, you can give it a big kiss. According to the owner of Perfectly Pampered by Daphne, healthy skin is the “prerequisite to happiness and success.” That’s why she’s passionate about helping people achieve beauty and relaxation. She takes a custom approach to facial services and offers complimentary skincare consultations, aromatherapy, and cheek pinches. Daphne plays soothing music while pampering her guests to combat signs of aging and acne or removing tension with massage therapy aided by custom-made oils and butters. She also uses fragrance-free products for clients with sensitive skin, as well as products made from pure shea butter, almond oil, and grapeseed oil.
A single word, spelled out in bold black lettering on Angles Studio Spa and Salon’s wall, reads like a summons: “Indulge.” Less a commandment and more an invitation, this word signifies the many means of relaxing and rejuvenating available within the spa’s earth-toned walls. Nail technicians oblige with men and women’s manicures, pedicures, and paraffin dips. Massage therapists foster indulgence through relaxing and deep-tissue massages, which can simultaneously subdue tense muscles and silence an overworked mind or growling skull tattoo. Facials for both men and women bring self-care to the skin, as do body waxing services, and cuts, formal styles, coloring, and perms pretty up the hair.