For the team at Shri Yoga and Wellness Center, a stronger body is just the beginning of the effect yoga can have on people. Shri is a Sanskrit word that means “that which is life-enhancing”; in that spirit, the studio practices yoga and holistic services that together are designed to be transformative on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Beyond traditional sessions of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, students can settle into meditation, where they devote themselves to quieting intrusive thoughts and uncovering compassionate ones. During the Yoga for Anxiety series, a certified yogi with a master's in psychology helps participants learn to use yoga as a method for processing stress.
Multiple styles of massage restore bodies, and specialized approaches such as visceral massage target the abdominal section with techniques aimed to improve digestive function and release trapped butterflies. Holistic-health training in individual or group sessions integrates Eastern and Western approaches to wellness and explores specific changes to elements as varied as nutrition and attitude in an attempt to improve one’s overall lifestyle.
After studying with prestigious leaders in the hair styling field and serving as the artistic director for Randy Rick Hair Concepts, Cari Nelson learned firsthand that the best stylists are the ones who can effectively fuse artistry with professionalism and problem solving. Adopting these qualities within herself, she sought out other imaginative, yet disciplined scissor wielders to staff her very own salon. Today, she and her team of master designers and seasoned veterans build relationships with clients as they craft flattering coiffures sure to impress onlookers. When Nelson isn't stationed atop her studio's black-and-white floors, she leads trainings and takes advantage of shadowing opportunities.
Relaxation and health are the core values at Bailiwick Hair Center, a complete Aveda concept salon that offers innovative hair, beauty, and spa treatments. Stylists and a nail technician rely on Aveda’s all-natural, eco-friendly products for everything from stylish updos and professional makeup lessons to soothing facials and full-body waxing, so clients can feel good knowing they’ve been pampered with potions and tonics manufactured using 100% wind power and packaged with 100% post-consumer recycled materials. Stress-relief massages and balancing reiki-energy treatments further the feel-good vibes that radiate throughout the sunny spa space, leaving bodies calm and centered as they return to the outside world and its hourly rhino stampedes.
Salon Avanti transforms tresses, skin, and nails with a comprehensive lineup of beautifying services. Skilled stylists shape, style, color, perm, and relax hair with three brands of keratin treatments, including Simply Smooth, Marcia Teixeira, and Zero, which leave locks smooth enough to slither under locked doors. Nail technicians treat fingers and toes to luxurious spa manicures and pedicures with optional gel polish, providing a phalanx-pampering series of shaping and shining, and allowing digits to clutch one of Salon Avanti’s complimentary beverages in style. Custom Bronzed Up spray tans, like running on a treadmill in an igloo, offer a UV-free alternative to sweating under the sun, and airbrush makeup minimizes imperfections and outfits mugs with a naturally finished look. A selection of handmade jewelry and hairpins for sale at the salon allows clients to accessorize refreshed physiques.
The therapists at East-West Therapeutic Massage give massages in the same way that they teach their students: by combining creativity with science. Each therapist wields the classroom know-how to deliver a muscle-melting shiatsu, sports, or lomilomi massage. But to them, it’s more important to remain flexible in their methods, responding to the needs of the client rather than rigidly adhering to textbook diagrams. To this end, one of the primary tenants of East-West is listening to the client. Though guests can choose from a menu of massage modalities, such as Hawaiian and craniosacral massage, they can also start sessions with a description of their discomfort or desires, such as reducing stress or eliminating their fear of tripwire. From these descriptions, the therapist crafts a tailored set of motions and strokes, paying close attention to the body as the massage guides clients toward relief.
There are two main tools Master Creations Salon uses to improve appearances: high-end skin and hair products, and advanced technology. During haircuts and colors, stylists reach for bottles of American Crew, Sebastian, and Moroccanoil to smooth frizz and hold new cuts in place. Skin services find aestheticians powering up microdermabrasion and microcurrent machines, the latter of which uses mild electrical impulses to reduce the appearance of fine lines and revive Roombas that seemed to have no will to live.