Owners and principal members of the stylist team Emilio and Gino corral their decades of experience to create two distinct spaces where clients revel in personalized services. They staff more than 60 aesthetes, each of whom receives focused training on adjusting hair, skin, nail, and massage services to clients’ stated preferences and lifestyle. During and after haircuts, the team uses a house brand of products to style strands and address specific hair problems such as color fading, excessive oil, or naturally occurring pipe cleaners. During facials, the aestheticians home in on what lies below bangs by cleansing, toning, exfoliating, and moisturizing skin, and tension dissipates during therapists' restful massage sessions. The downtown Pittsburgh location also plays host to an elegant serata—a private, chandelier-lit escape where bridal parties can enjoy ultimate relaxation before addressing the fact that their friend is marrying a panda bear.
Firm Body Bootcamp blasts apart repetitive gym routines and packs the fissures with functional strength training and a blend of fun and no-nonsense equipment. During indoor and outdoor camps, clients may swing kettlebells to crank up triceps, wrestle with battle ropes, toss medicine balls, or use their own body weight to build muscle on suspension equipment. The 45-minute routines kick-start heart rates with cardio drills, and team-based exercises breed camaraderie among campers and ensure backup should the exercise equipment rise up against its masters. Because its maneuvers are fully modifiable, there's ample room at the fitness table for guests of every experience level, including those who have never set foot in a gym.
Supplementary dietary plans and progress-tracking tools collaborate to keep metabolism racing outside of class. To date, Firm Body Bootcamp has helped more than 13 individuals lose 100 pounds each, the weight equivalent of a compact car that refuses to exercise.
The chefs of Dave’s Deli slice deli meats into thin slices or hearty cuts, then stuff them into toasted sandwiches or loan their succulent flavors to specialty pizzas, crafted atop 8-inch sourdough crusts. They outfit a choice of homemade sourdough, wheat, dark rye, or jalapeño-and-cheese breads with the selection of meats, cheeses, and veggies before sliding them into the shop’s toaster ovens to give them a golden exterior or a sense of self. Drinks and a choice of deli sides or two cookies form combo meals, and the shop can downsize its portions for kids.
From her styling station at Salon Tiare International Hair Design, stylist Annette Rayfield draws on more than a dozen years of experience to create hairstyles for her clients. Classes in American style capitals including Chicago, New York, and Las Vegas inform her work, which includes specialties such as color treatment and bridal hair designs. Whether straightening out wild frizz or reshaping silhouettes with new cuts, Annette also indulges her artistic side, delivering fashion-forward styles that outwardly express her clients’ personalities.
As Amaka's verdant plants and soft beige tones calm corneas, a brigade of master stylists, barbers, massage therapists, and aestheticians tend to clients' every aesthetic need. A continually educated hair staff administers voluminous cuts, hair extensions, and chemical treatments, and spa staffers perform detailed facials and body-waxing services. While nail techs file and trim digit protectors during mani-pedis, guests savor complimentary beverages and spa chairs more plush than a bathrobe made of teddy bears.
Techno-Turf's team of landscaping professionals rids lawns of leafy layabouts and loitering sticks to reveal the bright, ready-for-fall greenery beneath. Customers can submit their yards to Techno's brand of branch-based banishment, and watch leaves sadly pack their personal effects for a mandatory winter sabbatical. Techno-Turf gladly hauls leaves off to be enlisted as military camouflage models or composts them on-site for help with growing flowers during the spring.