D's Yoga Home's certified instructors and holistic healers foster a community of mind-and-body wellness with eclectic yoga classes. Like Baldwin brothers, the schedule boasts diversity and features varying levels of difficulty, including introductory classes designed to acquaint fledgling flexers with the basic poses, proper alignment, and breathing techniques. Mixed-level classes hone strength and endurance with Vinyasa-inspired flowing poses, whereas restorative practices utilize supportive props to nurture the body during hip openers and back bends.
A.J. and Allison had really important napkins. Over a few glasses of wine, the pair scribbled ideas and notes onto the normally disposable squares, and what began as a dream over drinks quickly grew into Poco Hair Company. Today, the ladies give hair the attention they once gave napkins, creating dazzling 'dos via cut and color services. Their irreverent decor engages the eyes of patrons as trained stylists expertly detach split ends, add desired layers, and remove stray pelican feathers for a variety of styles, from bohemian to natural to punk.
Throughout his 20-year career in hair, makeup, and photography, Robert Govero has instructed stylists as an educator for Vidal Sassoon and Aveda and styled models for print and television. Now at the helm of Robert Govero for HAIR, the seasoned pro leads his own team of hair and nail experts. Stylists modify manes with cuts for the family and texturizing treatments that range from perms to Brazilian blowouts. They also imbue strands with color by L’Oréal and INOA, which uses an oil-based formula to hydrate hair as it deposits odorless, ammonia-free pigment. Meanwhile, nail treatments can strengthen fingers with shellac polish, acrylic tips, or tiny chain-mail vests.
Sunflower Massage Studio isn't just a relaxing refuge from the everyday—as a local business, it's also a refuge from the revolving-door approach of chain massage studios. This means that in addition to a tension-relieving massage, customers get a bounty of other thoughtful amenities, such as a 30-minute buffer zone before and after the massage to give client and therapist time to wind down and discuss the session. It also means the therapists won't pressure their clients to choose a massage modality, as every session is customized to their individual needs. Of course, add-ons such as hot stones and aromatherapy are available, as well as specialty styles such as prenatal, myofascial-release, and sports massage, which helps athletes' muscles recover from sporting events and emotions recover from tense exchanges with referees.
Unlike stylists who do only hair, nine-year beauty veteran Amanda Bluestein coaxes out clients’ beauty from many angles. Trained in cosmetology and drawing on years of hands-on expertise at Elayna’s and Tuscan Sky Salon, Amanda can resculpt tresses one minute and get skin glowing with a Norvell custom spray tan the next. She holds a special affinity for dolling up brides and ladies prepping for other special occasions. The precision updos and makeup involved require a steady hand and a keen eye, and Amanda excels at using all three.
As a licensed massage therapist with certification in geriatric massage, owner Amy Charlton relieves muscle soreness with five different massage modalities. After clients choose either oil or lotion to help nimble knot untanglers skate over the skin like youthful Lilliputians gliding across a bowl of Jello, Amy gently strokes spine covers with techniques including Swedish massage, which restores bodies using traditional strokes, and deep-tissue massage focuses on the connective tissues deep below the surface with increased intensity. Therapeutic massage combines deep-tissue massage with myofascial release, trigger-point therapy, and Freudian dream analysis to alleviate chronic pains such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Trained to recognize the needs of senior citizens, Amy addresses health conditions and concerns before beginning gentle senior-massage sessions, using light pressure and rhythmic circular motions to reduce swelling.