With programs for children and adults of all ages, Aqua Bella Fitness acts as both a playground and a training center. Its heated indoor pool embodies this versatility by hosting Summer Splash Camp sessions, Red Cross–certified lessons, and water-aerobics classes, which increase resistance on muscles more safely than working out in a quicksand pit. Exercise equipment abounds on the workout floor, where guests can tackle a 30-second circuit or dangle from TRX suspension systems. Though its focus is on promoting healthy lifestyles, the gym also endorses relaxation with day-spa services such as tanning and massage.
Signature Service: Christine Collier
Brands Used: Natural Formulations chemical-free lotion.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 10
Pro Tip: Experience a professional therapeutic massage at your comfort level.
CoCo & Company Hair Boutique crafts timeless looks with a touch of the unexpected. It starts with the salon's decor, whose pale gray-purple walls are accented by zebra-print workstations, and extends to the salon's work. Vibrant crimson peekaboo highlights peep out from perms' curly ringlets, and pixie cuts and asymmetrical styles accentuate faces. In addition to hair services, CoCo & Company's team of four also waxes away unwanted fuzz and flawlessly applies airbrush makeup.
Beyond the white-picket fence that surrounds the porch of her homey Pace salon, owner Rosalinda Fowell has corralled a selection of spa services, jewelry, and brand-name perfumes. Shellac french manicures and pedicures offer an indulgent way to decorate and protect fingernails, and kids’ mani-pedis give youngsters their first taste of spa life. After enjoying a lavish nail treatment or enduring an eyebrow or lip wax, guests can celebrate their new, chic looks with a new rhinestone bracelet, cocktail ring, or sparkling brooch, or gift themselves a bottle of their favorite fragrance, whether it be Ralph by Ralph Lauren, Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker, or Cheeseburger by John Goodman.
For years, stylist Rachel Adams fielded requests for quick appointments by clients who had ?somewhere to be.? Dismayed by this in-and-out approach to pampering, she decided her own salon should be designed as a tranquil space that clients would think of as a destination rather than a stop along the way. Today, at Somewhere To Be Salon, Rachel and her staff help clients to soak up some much-needed ?me? time with mani-pedis, haircut and color services, and 30-minute facials performed under the light of a small crystal chandelier. And because staffers know how hard it can be to pencil in quality time with friends, they offer a special Girls Night Out package for ladies to catch up and make prank phone calls while enjoying makeup, nail, and hairstyling services.
Paju’da’s band of rock-star stylists, fronted by Cynthia Nava, transforms overgrown head hedges into well-manicured manes. Cynthia employs Goldwell and Moroccanoil products while working on manly locks ($20 value), women's 'dos ($37), and children's tresses ($15), with no additional fee for imaginary friends. All-over color treatments ($75) paint locks in high-definition hues, and partial ($77) or full ($97) highlights or lowlights may accent each strand's au natural luster then finish with a haircut. For finger-bound cuticles, a Shellac manicure layers newly trimmed and buffed nails with long-lasting Shellac polish, able to withstand even the most aggressive tickle fights.