Black Hive Tattoo, one of Jacksonville’s premier tattoo parlors, opened in the Riverside neighborhood in 2009. Unassumingly located in a former one-story home, the shop is an emporium of artistry, etiquette and talent. Shop hours are infrequent: Tuesday through Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., but appointments can be made weeks in advance with any of the four on-staff artists via email. Walk-ins are not strictly a no-no, but most of the artists on staff are fully booked already, so don’t plan on being seen the same day. The professional, clean space caters to an intelligent tattoo crowd, and rules about intoxication or showing up with a large posse to cheer you on are strictly adhered to. If you’re just looking for a consultation, Black Hive’s amenable staff will be happy to answer questions regarding cost, time involved and location logistics for each tattoo.
The founder of CleanStart aims to imbue the cleansing aspect of yoga. This is done by purging insides of toxins through purifying services such as yoga colonics, ionic footbaths, and detox massages as well as with an entire shop stocked with herbal cleansing products. Her passion for sparkling insides comes as no surprise, since her parents started their successful careers hawking herbal supplements to health-seekers almost three decades ago. An ardor for holistic wellness runs in the family.
Each of the stylists and nail techs on Salon Monaco Detroit's staff has at least a decade of experience. It's no wonder, then, that guests trust them to provide services ranging from brazilian keratin treatments and hair extensions to shellac manicures and paraffin hand treatments. On the skincare side, clients undergo treatments such as acne facials, microdermabrasion, and sea salt body exfoliation.
Inside modern pink, black, and white treatment rooms, trained technicians uproot unwanted fuzz from areas including brows, backs, legs, and bikini zones, freeing patrons from the monotony of shaving or belittling hair until it leaves. After offering guests complimentary cups of coffee or tea, aestheticians can also add oomph to lashes with tinting or extension treatments, and professional makeup applications send guests back into the world sporting flawless and refined complexions.
The multitalented therapists at Enjoy Life Rehabilitation Center steer visitors on the path to good health with technology-based assessments, interventions, and physical-training programs. They have an array of services that helps guests cope with and possibly overcome many conditions. At Enjoy Life, they provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy, personal training, and group fitness.
Founded by certified colon hydrotherapist Adina Zeev and licensed acupuncturist Jata Abdur-Rahim, Blessed Love Health Care endeavors to bring the mind, body, and spirit into balance through holistic treatments and educational workshops. Therapies—including acupuncture, ear candling, and shiatsu massage—rely heavily on Eastern practices to detoxify and restore wellness. Raw-food classes and certification courses help participants up their intake of whole, natural foodstuffs while reducing their dependence on processed meals and plastic fruits dipped in Cool Whip. In addition to authoring several books on wellness, Adina personally creates each of Blessed Love’s workshops, whose topics range from gardening to fertility.