The mission of Peaceful Beginnings for You is to make pampering a part of clients’ normal routines, not just an occasional treat for birthdays or bank holidays. To this end, the team of aestheticians, licensed massage therapists, and nail techs is not tethered to the confines of the salon, but can take on their show on the road to relax and beautify clients in their home or neighborhood park. Their luxe list of specialties includes Swedish massage, makeup application, waxing, deep-cleansing facials, and nail services. For those who want the full spa escape experience, the brick-and-mortar location’s simple and professional milieu, free of strobe lights and robotic dinosaurs, keeps the focus on serenity and hospitality.
Clients smile whiter and brighter as they emerge from the offices of Solar Teeth Whitening New Orleans, which specializes in whitening treatments that can be performed during a single lunch break. During their signature 30- or 40-minute sessions, technicians slather teeth in a specially formulated gel that activates beneath an array of LED lights. This light-and-gel combination works to boost whiteness 8?12 shades and blast away discoloration caused by excessive coffee, cigarette, or crayon consumption. Clients can also purchase whitening kits to use in the privacy of their own homes or snag an annual membership that keeps smiles bright throughout the year with one whitening session per month.
Dr. Ammar Mekari comes to his practice well prepared. Advanced schooling has earned him expertise in root canals and dental implants, both of which he performs at Mekari Laser Dental. He was also front and center in a clinical research study regarding the removal of wisdom teeth and post-op dental pain, conducted by the Clinical Research Center in New Orleans. When not in surgery, Dr. Mekari examines teeth for signs of disease during routine checkups, and whitens healthy teeth with non-invasive bleaching formulas. He offers a number of treatment options to fix crooked teeth, including clear braces that straighten teeth in six months and a very strong giant who straightens teeth in six seconds.
For more than two decades, the professional framers at Cannon Framing & Artworks have converted photographs and works of art into tasteful wall displays with matting, protective glass, and frames in classic or contemporary styles. The staff helps clients choose colors that complement a painting’s blues and greens, simple mouldings that draw the eye toward the photos inside, or thick baroque frames that distract police inspectors from noticing stolen Mona Lisa_s. While waiting for the framer to take measurements, peruse the store’s gallery of paintings, posters, and sports memorabilia, many of which reflect owners Kay and John’s enthusiasm for for collegiate sports and pro football.
The Pilates Loft is a boutique studio providing Pilates, Yoga, and Reformer classes. Each class helps transform cores into brick walls through slow and deliberate poses. Instructors also offer private and semi-private sessions to offer students their undivided attention.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.