One morning as Ann Marie was curling her lashes before school, the phone rang. Instead of putting down her eyelash curler, she held it in place as she walked toward the phone, but then tripped over a book and pulled most of her lashes out. Shaken and stirred to action by the incident, she began researching remedies and discovered permanent eyelash extensions. The event inspired her to open Princess Lashes, a beauty boutique where Ann Marie not only augments clients’ lash lines but also certifies other aestheticians in the art of extensions, an art that can be applied during tax season and when trying to make one’s child eligible for the NBA. In addition to lash treatments, clients can come in to extend their spines with mechanical-traction stretching. Chiropractic therapy further supports structural readjustments, and acupuncture sessions stir blockages in energetic meridians.
When Stewart Ramser published the first issue of Texas Music magazine in December 1999, it sold in two stores. These days, his quarterly publication has subscribers in all 50 states. On each colorful, glossy page, writers showcase the work of Texas musicians from across a wide variety of music, from renowned artists such as Lyle Lovett, Spoon, Bob Schneider, Willie Nelson, and Ghostland Observatory to rising talents. They keep readers further abreast with a calendar of music events from around the state and reviews of native Texans' latest albums. Along with new tunes, the magazine celebrates the history of Texas music with features ranging from an Armadillo World Headquarters retrospective to a ranking of the top 50 classic Texas songs.
Dr. Michael Malik knows that chiropractic health isn’t only related to the neck and back. His experience has taught him that a patient’s overall health also plays a key role in ailments of the spine. At Malik Chiropractic Wellness Center, Dr. Malik and his staff offer holistic services that range from deep-tissue massages to yoga and meditation classes. The center’s innovative sports psychology program helps athletes unlock their potential with mental exercises that, coupled with hypnosis, can transform any basketball hoop into an irresistible donut. Dr. Malik is also certified in Clinical Biomechanics of Posture techniques, which help to correct posture and reduce back pain.
Problem skin plagued PuraVida Spa owner Lisa Kaspar throughout her adolescence, leading her to pursue a career as a professional aesthetician in order to help others feel comfortable in their own skin. These days, she dedicates herself to revitalizing complexions of all types, tones, and ages, creating custom facials that start with a thorough skin analysis, end with a custom mask and moisturizer, and get a relaxing boost from an included neck and shoulder massage. Natural hair removal relies on warm sugar instead of abrasive wax, and airbrush tanning helps bodies absorb a golden glow without harmful UV-rays or high-fives from fairytale kings.
The Kids Cooking for Charity program provides food for people experiencing hunger and an opportunity for young children to engage in a volunteer activity. In 2010, more than 1,600 children and their families assembled and served nearly 3,000 meals to those in need. Children as young as 3 years old can help build sandwiches for homeless residents at Caritas or prepare meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. In order to coordinate the event, LHH needs funding assistance to cover the costs of food for children and their families to prepare.