Hairstyling veteran Audrey's 22 years of experience and medical aesthetician Bertha's professional expertise are just two reasons why clients keep coming back to 1712 Salon & Spa for their beauty fix. During its treatments, 1712 uses environmentally sustainable and organic products by companies such as Neuma and Juice Beauty. In addition to their hair and skincare services, the staff can wax off unwanted hair and strands growing in crop circles or subdue stress with massage therapy. Brilliant colors decorate the salon's interior, and a stained-glass window depicting an elegant hand holding a cocktail filters light next to the manicure station.
Analyte Health's staff of certified phlebotomists works to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases by offering affordable screening to patients at more than 30 Houston-area locations. The FDA-approved and CLIE-certified test scans blood and urine samples for eight sexually transmitted diseases, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes I and II, HIV, and syphilis. Within 72 hours, patients receive their confidential test results on a secure website or via e-mail, with the promise that Analyte Health will never share them with a third party. If necessary, fully trained doctors and medical professionals are on hand to discuss treatment options.
As a gastroenterologist, Dr. George Harlow tends to insides with procedures that range from colonoscopies to Zerona laser treatments. He treats a number of conditions including IBS, Crohn’s disease, and pancreatitis. Fluent in English and Spanish, the doctor is able to work with a number of patients and has treated multiple generations of families.
Whether looking to learn a new skill, get fit, or exact revenge on a mouthy punching bag, clients' goals can be achieved at Borderland Brawlers Boxing Club. Between multicolored, graffiti-cloaked walls, trainees work one on one with coaches, who give them gloves-on training in every aspect of the sweet science. Each session is tailored to the individual learner, and with some practice and dedication, the trainers' expertise can push students closer to their goals.
Shundo Dance Studio's crackerjack rug cutters, celebrating more than 25 years teaching choreographed struts, transform pairs of left feet into Astaire-esque hooves of rhythm and grace during group lessons. The Foxtrot, Rumba, and Waltz sessions invoke a simpler time when men wore hats and women hunted wooly mammoths, and the Swing class allows for more modern and flashier moves, such as the Lindy Hop and Charleston. Or add a little Latin flair to evenings by learning how to hip swivel through Salsa, Cha Cha, Samba, and Bachata gambols. Class sizes average between 15 and 20 humans to ensure that everyone gets the personal attention they need while providing enough of a crowd to hide missteps and spasmodic break dances.
At School of American Kenpo, third-degree black belt Ron Hickey calls on 15 years of martial-arts training to instill each student with not only strength and technique, but also character, confidence, and inner peace in every class he leads. Though the roots of traditional American Kenpo run deep in the studio, Hickey encourages his students to blaze their own trails in their development in the martial art. From four-year-old fighters just starting out to older athletes with hopes of achieving a black belt, School of American Kenpo seeks to help every student achieve their personal, fitness, and self-defense goals.