A locally owned and operated children's beauty salon, Tortoise & the Hair seeks to provide quality nail- and haircare to younger customers while understanding parental needs. Child visitors to the salon can aim oculars at a selection of German expressionist children's films while receiving their full mani-pedi. The Glamour Girl package introduces pintsize princesses to beauty styling sans industrial marker using a flat iron or full curls, a partial mini manicure, and a royal application of toenail polish.
For $149, you get six laser hair-removal sessions for extra-small areas (up to a $1,320 value). For $299, you get six laser hair-removal sessions for small areas (up to a $2,100 value). For $399, you get six laser hair-removal sessions for medium areas (up to a $3,300 value). For $499, you get six laser hair-removal sessions for large areas (up to a $9,720 value).
Today, it's undeniable: Jazzercise is a worldwide empire, spanning more than 1,800 locations and 32,000 weekly classes across the globe. It's also hip; gone are the leotards and legwarmers of the 1980s, replaced with a high-intensity blend of cardio, strength training, kickboxing and power yoga performed to hits by chart-toppers from Shakira to Justin Timberlake. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set, with recent additions such as Fusion, Core, and Strike broadening the workouts' variety and application. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background. This sense of community keeps Jazzercise devotees coming back, but so too do the results; benefits ranging from weight loss and boosted core strength to increased flexibility and stress relief.
Jazzercise's continued success can be traced to the innovation of its founder, Judi Sheppard Missett. While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, she decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the Jazzercise sensation.
At Pro Dojos, certified martial-arts experts lead students of all ages and skill levels through a variety of pugilistic disciplines. Each location is independently owned, so the martial-arts styles may vary, but many offer karate, tae kwon do, kick-boxing, aikido, and jujitsu classes. The instructors elucidate the noble combat arts to kiddos as young as 4 years old, helping them build strength and motor skills while instilling the values of self-confidence. Teen classes focus on honing discipline and treating yourself and others with respect, and adult classes reinforce cardiovascular conditioning, strength, balance, and coordination. The instructors also lead classes for the whole family, allowing them to bond as a unit, which could possibly lead to starring in a hit sitcom about a crime-fighting family who takes down comical villains in their idyllic suburban neighborhood.
For more than 30 years, Sigrid's Natural Life has presented health-minded clientele with a cornucopia of all-natural supplements and foods. Keep faces clean for melon-bobbing contests with Aroma Crystal Clear face wash ($16.49), or use a straw to tackle daily vegetable servings with Vital Greens liquid greens ($27.99). Sigrid's extensive assortment of vitamins and wellness supplements such as NutraFem menopause support ($29.99) naturally boost overall health and healing for conditions such as allergies, colds and flus, and acid reflux. After stocking up on supplements and speed-reading all the vitamin labels, customers can fill their organic satchels with organic and gluten-free foods such as Sue's gluten-free flax bread ($9.25), baking mixes such as Pamela's Magic Mixes ($8.79/539g bag), dried fruits, hazelnut butter ($14.69), and nuts.
In an intimate space with soothing hues and wood floors, Momentum Pilates Studio reinforces cores and liberates locked-up muscles with mat- and machine-based movements. Experienced instructors lead student groups through a bundle of 55-minute, classical Pilates mat classes, from beginner to advanced and multi-level, capitalizing on bodyweight resistance. Pilates boot camp ensures physiques are armed with toned, sleek strength before big events, and Pilates classes with equipment harness the power of reformers and ped-o-pulls, enhancing limb limberness and strength built from the innermost musculature to the outermost candy-coated shell. Pilates-on-the-ball classes are a pleasant alternative to neurotic paramours for adding challenging instability to routines, and students can mix it up yet further with a yoga-fusion class for body awareness, breath work, and mind-body confluence.