"A good consultation goes a long way." So says Heidi Taylor, who honed her craft in New Orleans before opening Salon Allure here in Pensacola. The motto means that Heidi establishes good communication with her clients immediately, so that each salon service fulfills their personal vision of themselves and matches their unique personality. Taylor has found her mantra to be so effective that she has spread it to her team of five beauty techs, which includes an airbrush-tanning artist and trained massage therapist. Each of her hairstylists brandishes Goldwell hair color—a personal favorite of Taylor—as well as the antioxidant-rich Moroccanoil haircare line as they beautify 'dos with cuts, colors, and highlights. The salon's resident massage therapist personalizes treatments by using specific modalities, such as trigger point and hot stone, to ease out body aches and pains. Alongside a spectrum of salon and spa services, the contemporary beauty studio is outfitted with a petite boutique area that is lined with trendy jewelry, Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, and hand-painted portraits of Rapunzel wearing an impatient smirk.
A team of licensed technicians stands at homeowners' disposal around the clock for virtually any housecare service. Specialists in heating, cooling services, the technicians understand that sometimes a repair job just can't wait. See which additional services are available in your area here. See licensing information here.
Brian, DR, and Lee at Dirt Road Cookers are a tight-knit gang of old-fashioned sausage-smokers and brisket-wranglers, and they have the cowboy hats to prove it. Now, within the trio’s shrine to all things sauce-slathered, customers dine on a menu tangy barbecue chicken, tender pork ribs, and spicy housemade sausage paired with summertime mainstays including potato salad, baked beans, and coleslaw. In addition to helping them hone their barbecuing chops, their years behind the smoker also taught them the value of efficient eating; all of their eats are available for munching on the premises or in handy to-go orders.
The Club at Hidden Creek, which Golf Digest named one of the top 201 North American courses, challenges golfers to a round of fairway finesse on a links dotted with carefully concealed targets. The 6,805-yard, par 72 course is a formidable landscape of rolling lies, groomed greens, and ravenous water hazards. Hidden Creek served as a host site for the U.S. Open qualifying rounds and has been conquered by Graeme McDowell and many a sentient windmill. Click here to see tee times.
What do active-duty military members, high-school athletes, brides-to-be, and senior citizens all have in common? Not much, except that each of these kinds of people has gotten fit with M—or, Marketa Hutchison.
Hailing from the Czech Republic, Marketa arrived in the U.S. in 2006 and began collecting certifications as a group exercise fitness instructor. She also became a certified personal trainer in order to work more closely with clients. Today, Marketa provides both private and group instruction during Pilates classes and boot camps at Navarre Beach. No matter the setting, Marketa emphasizes body-weight exercises and the use of free weights, never using fancy fitness machines to get clients in shape or hold her spot in line at the bank.