Brazilian-born Larissa Mulligan began playing piano at the age of five, quickly developing a passion for the instrument. That passion lasted beyond childhood: she later graduated from the Brazilian Conservatory of Music in Rio de Janeiro and went on to teach and perform professionally in Brazil, Mexico, and the United States. At LM Music studio, she works to spark students’ interest in musical expression with private and group lessons that incorporate fun activities to deepen understanding of rhythm and other musical concepts. She also uses music to turn monolingual tots into little polyglots in her Music and Language classes, which improve piano skills as well as aptitude in Spanish, Portuguese, or English.
The walls are bedecked with Rangers memorabilia at Game Day Haircuts, where experienced stylists trim up men’s hair. Customers sip on complimentary beverages and watch private televisions tuned to a station of their choice as they receive haircuts. Stylists also offer shampoo and steamed-towel treatments as well as scalp massages, styles, and beard trims.
Dr. B. Tasleyma Sattar is an osteopathic doctor and researcher who's devoted her practice to holistic family medicine. Drawing on her experience as the chief resident at Palmetto General Hospital and owner of Oakmont Wellness Center, Dr. Sattar conducts diagnostic tests and therapies to address everyday issues. At her office she specializes not only in family medicine but also in travel medicine, administering immunizations, offering one-on-one counseling, and supplying patients with airport-friendly, metal-free stethoscopes.
Winks & Wiggles is a yoga school for babies and preschoolers. Yoga practice can start when kids are still in the womb, during prenatal lessons. After that, they can develop coordination, strength, flexibility, spatial reasoning, and body awareness in baby and toddler classes. In these classes, which encourage youngsters to stay grounded, allowing them to communicate more effectively with others instead of tearing up or scrawling 1,000-page manifestos in crayon, kids practice animated poses and stretching exercises along with playing interactive games to enhance development.
After a life-changing journey of healing and personal transformation, LeAlda Dawson decided to pay it forward. She opened a Desire-branded salon and spa and assembled a deft team of beauty specialists to help people feel good. Master stylist and cosmetology instructor Valerie Christie performs cuts, color services, and straightening treatments, and keeps the crew current on industry trends with technical educational classes. Licensed aesthetician Linda Young holds certificates in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and Dinair airbrush makeup application. Licensed massage therapist Alan Assaad eases stress and tension with modalities ranging from deep tissue to shiatsu.
The crew pampers guests with complimentary bottled water, wine, coffee, or tea. Wireless Internet sits invisibly alongside a selection of current magazines and books. Cheerfully lime-green walls surround an abundance of green plants and marble-like floors reminiscent of the salon where stylists enhanced Julius Caesar's laurel leaf crown with feather extensions.
Certified UBI technicians with a combined 25 plus years of experience, Bonzai Cycle Werx's bike geniuses know how to make a rust-riddled beater ride as smoothly as a hoverboard. Get your pedal engines started with a full cleaning, polish, and wheel straightening from the friendly gurus. They'll properly pamper your bike by cleaning and degreasing your entire drivetrain, which includes the chain, cassette, derailleur pulleys, and chain rings. Your bike's day in the spa also comes with newly installed brake cables and derailleur cables. Whether you purchased your bike from Bonzai Cycle Werx or not, they know how to make it a well-oiled, city-cruising machine that will never burst into flames for no reason.