Personal Development in Alta Vista


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  • Raices de Arte Espanol
    As the Spanish translation of Raices de Arte Espanol attests, owners Carmen and Jose Linares each have strong roots in the arts. Born in Spain, Jose began playing guitar professionally at 12 years old, traveling the world to perform for icons such as President John F. Kennedy and Princess Grace of Monaco. Dancing by age 3, Puerto Rican–born Carmen trained in New York with the American Ballet Theatre, toured with the ballet companies of Philadelphia and San Juan, and began teaching flamenco in San Antonio in the 1970s. Today, the couple shares the art of flamenco with others at their studio, where students apply their own expressive twists to footwork and even wield castanets to clack out rhythms or Morse-code messages to one another as they dance.
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    1722 Fredericksburg
    San Antonio, TX US
  • On Target CHL
    The Range Live-fire training takes place at local ranges, such as A Place to Shoot at 13250 Pleasanton Road. The Rentals On Target CHL has 9 millimeter and .40 caliber handguns available to rent. At a Glance Four to six hours of training, then qualification at the range. That's what people can expect at On Target CHL, where instructors prepare their students to obtain concealed-handgun licenses.
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    911 North Main St.
    San Antonio, TX US
  • Vogue College of Cosmetology
    The student aestheticians and stylists at Vogue College treat tresses and pamper visages under the supervision of experienced instructors. More than 50,000 students have graduated from Vogue College, each learning to perform the treatments that form Vogue College's sizeable slate of salon services. Beauty-seekers can mix and match services with a shampoo, blow-dry, and curling-iron treatment ($10+) plus a bikini wax ($20+) and a spa manicure ($10), or focus solely on sloughing off dead skin cells by indulging in a microdermabrasion treatment ($35). A pedicure ($12), basic manicure ($7), plain facial ($10), and an eyebrow wax ($7) touch up all extremities, leaving the shorelines of the body in pristine condition.
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    1836 Fredericksburg Rd
    San Antonio, TX US
  • San Antonio Film Festival
    The San Antonio Film Festival unearths cinematic treasures and provides a platform for artists to unveil their works to a diverse audience. College and high-school categories showcase the future of filmmaking, and documentaries drag real-world issues—such as the epidemic misuse of the word "literally"—into the light. Festival-goers literally never stop between viewings, keeping busy while meeting some of the filmmakers, soaking in words of wisdom from panelists, and participating in workshops.
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    200 East Grayson Street
    San Antonio, TX US
  • Redbone Guitar Boutique
    Together, Redbone's instructors have more than 6,435 years of instruction experience; that's more than six lifetimes rocking, jamming, making splendid sounds, and busting blistering solos. Cliff Wright teaches guitar along with Greg Norris, who played on the Grammy-nominated album World Jazz by Lara & Reyes and conducts jazz clinics and master classes at many San Antonio–area high schools. Brazilian-born piano savant Nayara Megarity teaches scales, octaves, and chords, specializing in music's empathic intensity.
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    5225 McCullough Avenue
    San Antonio, TX US
  • Aveda Institute
    The Aveda brand is rooted in environmental sustainability, manufacturing organic products, using only bio-safe products in its salons, running on 100% certified wind power, and donating leftover hair trimmings to the local pillow fluffery. At Aveda Institute San Antonio, a future superstar stylist will tend to your every detail under the supervision of a licensed Aveda-trained educator. Put your best face forward with an Elemental Nature facial ($50 for 60 minutes) or makeup application ($10), or pamper your flippers and clappers with an Essential pedicure ($20) and manicure ($11). A "facial for your hair" ($40) saturates follicles with a blend of essential oils to nourish your noggin, followed by a scalp massage and a heated conditioning and strengthening treatment. Landscape the lawn of your head with a haircut and blow-dry ($16–$20) or single-process tint on your roots ($30) while weeding wily hairs from other parts of your body with plant-wax hair removal ($10–$40).
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    250 E Grayson St
    San Antonio, TX US