As a marketing executive, Dana Damara's calendar was packed, but her life felt oddly empty. After quitting her job and backpacking the world, she found her true passion by practicing yoga. Now sharing her knowledge with others, Damara helms Zen Flow Yoga, a studio that cultivates physical and spiritual wellness through ancient poses and meditation. Certified instructors lead each class, weaving movements and deep breaths into Vinyasa-style sequences that promote strength, focus, and relaxation. In addition to demonstrating poses, teachers guide students of all levels toward correct alignment to help them build balance, litheness, and human pyramids tall enough to sew patches on ozone holes. Yoga retreats awaken spirits in scenic locales such as Costa Rica, and online classes impart calming movements ideal for practicing in your living room or on top of the fridge for an added challenge.
Status Body Studio's aestheticians turn back body clocks in a relaxing beauty haven firmly lodged in the Croatian village?inspired Adriatica. Custom facials and Actifirm's enzyme-based Z-Peels reenergize lackluster complexions, and ultrasonic microdermabrasion treatments soothingly cleanse visages of dead skin cells and any remnants of last year's Halloween mask. Powered by advanced laser systems such as the Soprano XLi and the Laser360, med-spa procedures gently contour bodies and relieve them of unwanted hair, spider veins, and tattoos. Organic body sugaring provides a more natural strand-banishing method than luring out hair with seductive Vidal Sassoon commercials. To deal with tension and deep-burrowing stress, patrons can grab catnaps under the kneading hands of Status Body Studio's therapists, who deliver custom massages fortified with hot packs, compression strokes, towels, and heated stones.
Photographers Nati and Eddie want clients to feel as comfortable as possible, so instead of hunting for an old warehouse, the ladies put their studio in a Spanish-style duplex. They named it The Little Room Studio—a place that feels more like a friend's place than a commercial photography space.
Despite its modest size, it packs plenty of gear to reveal subjects at their most photogenic, from colored backdrops to gel lighting to mirrors that reaffirm subjects are indeed the fairest of them all. This equipment transforms the space for each boudoir, pinup, and fashion shoot, allowing Nati and Eddie to stage all kinds of shots, from playful to edgy.
The photographers extend their expertise in composition to graphic design, developing materials such as business logos, postcards, and business cards. They also pair with a team of sound engineers, who offer audio services in an adjacent recording studio.
Led by Dr. Darryl Pitts, the team at Chastain Wellness Studio specializes in medical spa services while maintaining a relaxing environment. Wielding lavish products from names such as Obagi, PCA Skin, ViDerm, and Oxygenetix, aestheticians and medical professionals treat skin with nonsurgical procedures including facials, microdermabrasion, Botox, and dermal wrinkle fillers, imbuing visages with a glow typically reserved for newlywed fireflies. Trained technicians perform treatments such as laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, and laser body contouring, and licensed massage therapists ease muscles with a coterie of massage services.
Total Body Cleansing Studio doesn't want to merely paper over skin and health problems; it wants to address the problems' root causes. That's why the studio emphasizes treatments that are designed to remove toxins from the body, from open-system colon hydrotherapy to far-infrared sauna sessions. Because the treatments, unlike Q-tips, work better when they're bundled together, the center offers half- and full-day detoxification packages as well as 10-week weight-loss programs complete with personalized diet and exercise regimens.
Whether they’re at work, home, or out and about, Go Green Mobile Auto Detail’s clients call on its mobile fleet to return their cars to a near-new shine. These technicians wash and wax all autos by hand, using a no-rinse system and biodegradable products, ensuring the company name rings true and saving up to 200 gallons of water per wash. Clients can schedule service packages as often as bimonthly to ensure regular cleanup after repeated attempts to fry eggs on cars’ hoods.