Outside Salon Zero, Inc.?s second-story windows, palms and tall trees sway as a stylist feathers strands of hair through fingers for a precise clip or colors hair using ammonia-free products. Because it's a fume-free salon, services are accomplished without shrouding clients in a cloud of chemicals, which can cause teary eyes or Toxic Avenger sequels. During consultations they hope to inspire clients to avoid such harmful chemicals, educating them on healthy alternatives. Their services range from infusing hair with vitamins while expunging built-up minerals and chlorine left behind by damaging hair products to massaging botanical-based Phytopolleine universal scalp elixir into craniums, treating dry or oily conditions. Their aestheticians brush low-temperature, all-natural wax along faces to eliminate unwanted hair and soften skin. The team can also take their chemical-free ways to weddings or photo shoots with on-location services.
Standing atop a board, a paddler rhythmically dips an oar into Old Tampa Bay's sparkling waters, smoothly skimming the surface while soaking in views of the sun sinking beyond the horizon. Tampa Bay SUP's team welcomes the uninitiated and veterans alike to experience this for themselves via paddleboard lessons and rentals. Their lessons last 20 minutes before students are free to enjoy leisurely paddling, which affords lofty vantage points from which to gaze upon marine wildlife and boosts core strength so that students may wrestle the animals into submission. Once they are ready to go out on their own, paddlers can request that staffers bring boards to various launch sites around the Tampa/Clearwater region, or pick them up at Tampa Bay SUP's beachside shops. Tampa Bay SUP also rents kayaks with all the necessary equipment included, sells paddleboards, and gives tours.
At Thomas McPherson Salon, stylists lavish each client with individual attention, an amenity that's only possible at an intimate, personalized salon. Owner Stuart McPherson created this boutique styling center as an escape from the mammoth, cookie-cutter salons popularized by megalomaniacal bakers. He specializes in dry cuts for curly hair, and frequently save manes with corrective coloring services using Matrix products. Among the experienced staff is Harrington, a master hair cutter, color specialist, educator, and updo designer who recently returned from Los Angeles after styling hair for Dancing With the Stars. Their aesthetic sensibilities even extend to the decor: glass-topped coffee tables and oriental rugs in the lobby lead to antique-looking gold-and-black sideboards at each styling station.
Fit Body Boot Camp's instructors all over the world share a common goal: to help clients hit their fitness and weight-loss goals with regimented training programs. Trainers lead group workouts that combine cardio with resistance exercises, strength training, and light alligator wrestling. They design the workouts to be as time-effective as possible and vary the routines constantly to avoid workout plateaus that can leave clients feeling uninspired. Trainers empower their students with healthy eating guidelines to keep motivation high outside of class.
During one-on-one sessions, certified personal trainers plan out tailored fitness programs, which clients can take with them to Fit Body Boot Camp’s gyms to continue shaping up on their own.
Coconuts Comedy Club, located in Jack’s Joint since 1998, has been luring in chuckle-seekers for more than two decades with a glittering stage filled with nationally touring comedians. To keep growling stomachs from heckling comedians out of frustration, visitors can mute tummy rumbles with a full menu bursting at the seams with saucy wings, 14-inch hand-tossed pizzas, and brawny steaks.
Keeping it simple. That’s how Elite Ballroom’s instructors engage students in ballroom and Latin dancing. Taking it step by step, they give everyone the confidence and skills to hit the dance floor at any time and for all special events. They offer group classes, as well as private lessons, and hold open dance socials where everyone can strut their stuff.