Each year, the Pensacola Pamper Mom and Me Spa Day and Expo arrives with vendors bearing beautifying services such as hair extensions, mani-pedis, and facials. Just a week before Mother's Day, the event invites all women to enjoy a feel-good day that may include makeovers, massages, and skin treatments in the spirit of celebrating togetherness and the miracle of indoor plumbing. To help lock the moment in time, a photo shoot area lets guests take home memories of the event, and any gifts purchased can be gift wrapped in an area devoted to primping presents. Sponsors such as Natural Awakenings magazine, Pensacola Magazine, and 107.3 Journey 100 radio help the event come to pass, also providing a bag of beauty gifts.
Pensacourt appeals to a wide range of fitness junkies with its swimming pool, tennis courts, and gym. A rotating list of over 75 classes joins together groups of all ages for such workouts as yoga, baby-boomer sculpt, Zumba, and cardio sculpt. Individuals can also find one-on-one attention during personal-training sessions that include advice on nutrition. During mornings and evenings, parents can work out free of distractions by taking advantage of the child care services offered at the facility.
Posh's long list of spa and salon services can buff the body from toenail tips to head hairs. If you have an unwanted color of hair on your head, Posh will dye it ($55). If you have hair where you shouldn't, Posh will wax it ($12–$70). If you have too much hair, Posh can cut it in a way that makes you feel content ($30 and up for women, $25 and up for men). If you don't have enough hair, Posh can give you extensions (price based upon consultation). And if your hair already makes you feel content or is holding you hostage with its razor-sharp tips, Posh will give you a manicure or pedicure to make your fingers and toes content enough to match your highly contented hair ($22–$52 for a hot-stone pedicure with massage). Posh also offers makeovers and facials such as the luxuriant European facial ($80).
With a complete line of Life Fitness and Cybex machines, the Pensacola branch of World Gym upholds the franchise's relentless tradition of providing 24/7 access to fitness. Each device in the cardio stable is hooked up to a personal cable TV and DVD set, allowing runners to finally live out their dreams of running wind sprints through aisle 7 of the electronics store. Conversely, an outdoor workout area beckons the ruggedly inclined with battling ropes and climbing stations. Instructors lead a medley of aerobics and yoga classes, and personal trainers help members to craft their own custom fitness plans.
Salon Cheveux's nail technician, Christy, creates fingertip works of art using a variety of glamorizing materials and procedures. A new set of pink and white acrylics ($30) imbues nails with a durable dual-tone gloss and distinctive click when tapping on hard surfaces such as glass panes or diamond tables, whereas the CND Shellac ($20 for color, $30 for french) covers fingertip shields with a wet gleam that preserves its liquid sheen long after drying. To inject a dash of sparkle into rich hues, clients can request a gel nail frosting ($35 for a new set), which causes nails to pop with the addition of glitter. Inside the salon, soft-pink walls can bestow a sense of comfort and brightness, like a teddy bear that can write in Latin.