Looking good is an art form, and nowhere is this more apparent than at Pretty Penguin Studios. The women's clothing boutique and photography studio is home to Angelo Axel Culvert, whose r?sum? only includes hair stylist, makeup artist, photographer, and designer. Angelo began his career at a major fashion magazine in New York City, and he has since made a name for himself in the Cincinnati area by helping his clients look as stylish and sophisticated as possible. He's joined by a pair of junior makeup artists and stylists who create stunning looks for his camera to capture during wedding, engagement, and fashion photography shoots. The team now even offers boudoir shoots for women who want to explore their sexy side or make a Christmas card their friends won't just throw away.
Provocative, style-savvy content bursts from the bindings of Condé Nast's popular publications Allure, Lucky, Self, and Vogue. Wrap fingers around the latest summer hair trends as depicted on the pages of Allure, or learn ways to bolster features through runway-inspired makeup looks. Discerning fashionistas get schooled in the art of affordable wardrobe transformation by the glossy leaflets of Lucky, which also invites readers to study the physics behind body-slimming dresses and raid the stylish corners of The Beauty Closet without awkward encounters with skeletons. Those looking to prepare their figures for swimsuit season can take tips from the bikini body workout in Self or discover the 20 superfoods for weight loss. To prepare for a career as a paparazzi decoy, glean ideas from the best-dressed celebrities in Vogue. If balancing time among the salon, gym, and dressing room, an annual subscription to all four titles will keep you sparkling like Hollywood gold.
Kim Rice's love of photography stretches all the way back to high school. From there, she went on to get a photography degree, and in 1988 she founded Keepsake Photography Studio. Her passion for the art stays strong to this day, as she continues to capture snapshots of families, high-school seniors, pets, and loving couples within her studio's homey confines. Ms. Rice isn't the only friendly face visitors find at Keepsake Photography Studio, however. Pet sidekicks Oscar the parrot and Houdini the cat also greet clients, and they both know the secrets to striking a compelling pose.
For Cincinnati natives James T. Lutz, MD, and Daniel L. Buchanan, DC, the inspiration to help others lose weight came not from classrooms but from discussions with patients. James' work as the medical director of Bethesda Hospital's Weight Control for Life program showed him the trouble many patients have maintaining weight loss. After watching clients' ups and downs, Dr. Lutz developed the UniqueU program, a medically structured system that fosters weight reduction within clients without sacrificing safety.
Helping a friend move. Spryly climbing stairs. Jogging with the dog. To the trainers at LivFit Nutrition and CrossFit Anax, physical fitness is all about increasing your day-to-day functionality. To that end, they lead a daily-changing regimen of classes that focus on strengthening everyday movements, such as running, lifting, pushing, and waving away pollsters on the street. Instead of overseeing armadas of elliptical machines or treadmills, they engage patrons in games of toss with medicine balls and send them sprinting, heaving kettlebells, and dropping for push-ups. They mix up activities each session to stave off the boredom of repetition, keeping everyone involved and meeting their fitness goals. These trainers know, though, that total body fitness is only possible with a nutritious diet, so they also guide their monthly members to better eating habits with monthly check-ins.