At Transformational Yoga Studio, compassionate instructors—led by multicertified yoga teacher Nirinjan Kaur—strive to balance the bodies and minds of individuals seeking renewal. Skill-level-specific yoga classes introduce beginners to postures and breathing techniques, and Kundalini yoga focuses on mending the body by stimulating the nervous and immune systems, leaving arms flexible enough to fully embrace a sequoia. The center promotes healing and overall well-being with relaxing massages and sound-healing sessions using a gong that has been precisely tuned and blessed by Drepung Loseling monks. The caring crew also coordinates charitable service projects that aid the community's less fortunate. The studio's bright-yellow walls and shiny wood floors reflect the abundance of natural light spilling in from the windows, creating an ambiance that promotes peacefulness and the cultivation of Chia pets.
The chefs at Paganos Pizzeria plate Jersey-style pizzas and robust Italian entrees, served in a dining room that proudly displays Garden State license plates and a poster of historic Maplewood, NJ alongside an array of Reader's Choice certificates from the Hometown News that commend the eatery for winning in multiple categories. The restaurant is also found on Urbanspoon's list of Best Daytona Beach restaurants. Diners pair their veal parmigiana, baked ziti, or calzones with wines by the glass or carafe, cold brews, or soft drinks.
Having spent more than 25 years in the beauty business, Wild Strandz Hair Salon’s owner, Gregg Davis, puts his experience to use by prettifying clients along with his team of licensed aestheticians and nail technicians. A line of luxury spa chairs sets the scene for manicures and pedicures, during which techs whittle away at calluses and brush on polish to create keratin facsimiles of clients’ favorite Mark Rothko paintings. The spa’s aestheticians and massage therapists evince similarly artistic tendencies, drawing on a wealth of knowledge in their chosen crafts as they unpack pore-clogging bacteria and tendon-tying knots.
Large fronds form a partial canopy over shoulders as clients navigate through the lush greenery and abundant animal print at Angelic Gardens. Dark crimson walls enclose the grotto-like space, with a stone fireplace and thick-cushioned sofas to cradle waiting patrons. In the garden-like space, massage therapists dissolve muscular stress as customers rest their heads on beds spread in brocade, and body and facial treatments draw out toxins using quality exfoliants, masks, and a large refrigerator magnet.
At Ormond Salon & Boutique, owner and stylist Debbie Edwards leads her multitalented staff as they create a tranquil environment where visitors can achieve both relaxation and beautification. After verbal consultations that pin down clients’ hairdo aspirations, the salon’s stylists restore luster to coiffures with calculated snips paired with Redken and Matrix products. Aestheticians administer anti-aging facials and safeguard skin with Solise sunscreen that staves off potentially damaging sunrays, while massage therapists go hand-to-hand against bodily aches. Ormond Salon & Boutique’s menu also includes nail services that dignify digits with French polish applied with a baguette.
At Elite Therapeutics Body and Skin Care, a combination of advanced technologies and classic spa treatments aim to make clients look and feel their best. Microdermabrasion, light therapy, and peels make complexions look younger by dissolving dead skin cells and antique monocles. To reduce cellulite, toxins, and fat deposits, technicians with over ten years of experience in body cellulite treatments employ far-infrared and body-sculpting techniques.
Michelle McCurry knows the power of healthy skin firsthand. As a model and actress turned aesthetician, she knows how to transform skin into clean canvasses for photo shoots, special occasions, or the every day. She uses skincare products from Le Mieux—an award-winning brand supported by medical professional and A-list celebrities—during her facials. Le Mieux, notable for its ability to help cells regenerate to create a more youthful appearance at the cellular and hard-to-reach existential levels, helps Michelle treat dry skin, signs of aging, and acne. Her use of Le Mieux illustrates Michelle's overall philosophy of incorporating as many modern, scientifically engineered beauty products as possible—cell biologists, medical doctors, pharmacists, and organic and cosmetic chemists all contribute to the brand's skin elixirs.