Norman Zapien values his passport as much as his scissors. His hairstyling acumen has taken him across the world, including to New York City, where he served as education director for Paul Mitchell; to London, where he taught at Vidal Sassoon; and to Beverly Hills, where he owned his own salon. Between his travels, he's found time to appear as a guest artist on CNN and E!'s Fashion Emergency. Norman's latest stop on his ascension through the industry is Zapien's Salon, where he continues to fashion cutting-edge styles with a team that supports his high standards for artistry and technique.
Norman's tiered stylists, colorists, and cosmetologists help redefine clients' images with an eye for style and a knack for their craft. Fresh haircuts receive a boost from shadowy lowlights or balayage highlights, and frizzy or damaged locks find new shine with Juvexin hair-smoothing treatments. Stylists also make sure their work looks good in between visits: clients get lessons on how to style their new haircuts six different ways and receive complimentary neck and bang trims until their next cut. Meanwhile, aesthetic experts offer facials, makeup, and waxing services for individuals and bridal parties trying to out-glamorize the wedding cake.
Baldwin Bowling Center’s 24 polished lanes reflect gleaming overhead lights and the competitive glint in bowlers’ eyes as they rack up spares and strikes with gutter-hugging curves. Automatic scoring systems keep track of each frame, freeing up bowlers to focus on hunting elusive turkeys and clearing the gutters of dried-up pins. The bowling center’s snack bar replaces energy lost while hurling balls or smashing buttons in the arcade room, which harbors games designed to further test one’s sharpshooting accuracy. During cosmic bowling on Friday and Saturday evenings, glowing lights flood the lanes and the sounds of pins crashing share the airwaves with pulsating dance beats. Make reservations ahead of time to bowl from Sunday through Wednesday.
Spotlight Theatres screens enrapture audiences with first-run movies. In each movie house, digital sounds and visual projections of fresh Hollywood films alight inner emotions of audiences resting in plush, high-backed stadium seats—each outfitted with a coin-operated mustache comb—or thrown directly into the action through 3-D technology. As eyes and ears relish motion-picture pursuits, soda, candy, and bounties of salty, crunchy popcorn emerge from the concession stand to occupy chatty mouths or catapult towards the screen to feed the hungry actors.
The culinary crew at Amici Italian Café constructed a menu brimming with pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and calzones fit to stuff empty stomach canyons. Embark on mouth-filling journeys with a helping of hot wings ($7.95 for 10) or a saucy meatball sub ($8.50). House pasta creations include four-cheese lasagna ($11.95), and prosciutto ham and artichoke cappelini swimming in a savory sea of white wine, lemon, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and cracked black pepper ($11.95). Fresh spinach, mushrooms, and feta cheese mingle atop the blonde greek pizza ($12.95 for an 11"), but hungry inventors can also build their own pies, calzones ($8.95+), or edible cotton gins with more than 30 topping options.
Fitness Plus offers a variety of high-quality fitness equipment and specialized fitness programs for exercisers of any athletic prowess in a comfortable, hassle-free environment. Channel Michelangelo while chiseling a statuesque physique using the wide range of cardio and weight machines sprinkled about the spacious 16,000 square foot workout space. Members will have access to unlimited classes, including Pilates, spinning, Zumba, power yoga, and more, and the 24-hour access pass provides free reign to pursue muscle molding during the unstaffed, wee hours of the night.
The menu at Aubri Lane's bursts with southern cuisine crafted with fresh, organic vegetables and choice cuts of meat and seafood. Garnish lackluster forks with crispy calamari ($9), or ensnare a rowdy order of Hot Damn shrimp ($7) by promising it that your stomach has cable. Aubri Lane's also serves a savory selection of southern favorites, including pecan-crusted Carolina trout ($18) and jerk-crusted pork loin ($16) flanking buttery sides such as collard greens, cheddar grits, and chive smashed potatoes ($3 each). A saccharine slice of homemade white-chocolate bread pudding topped with bananas foster and vanilla ice cream ($7) adds sweet satisfaction to any meal, while the crème brûlée ($6) appeases jaded taste buds with a fresh flavor each week. First used in 1884 by the Milledgeville Banking Company, the building maintains its original hammered tin ceiling and vault, both of which appear on the National Registry List even though all the party-loving ghosts have since been evicted.