Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
Beach House Tanning features numerous tanning options—beds, booths, spray tanning, and airbrushing—and a team of certified technicians on hand to help clients navigate them all. For an even, full-body tan, a 12-minute stint in a black energy bed should suffice—160-watt lamps and six facial lamps produce a rich, all-over tan, and full-body air conditioning keeps things comfortable. The S-Class beds add a touch of spa-like extravagance thanks to an aromatherapy feature, which pipes in scents that may evoke visions of a tropical beach or an exotic new car. In addition to its tanning beds, Beach House Tanning also offers VersaPro spray tanning and airbrush tanning, which can be customized to meet each client’s unique skin type.
Professional Barber Shop’s flagship storefront has stood in downtown Hartford ever since 1927, remaining as a testament to a time when hot-lather shaves and shoe shines were routine. Now with three Connecticut locations, Professional Barber Shop stays true to that era by offering an array of gentlemen’s grooming services and pamphlets touting the benefits of measles vaccines.
While sipping a cold drink or hot coffee, guests enjoy haircare treatments that toe the line between practicality and indulgence. Basic trims leave hairdos and beards looking well coiffed. Straight razors swipe through hot lather and shear away stubble before a cooling dollop of aftershave lotion. Gentlemen’s facials in a 1920s style can indulge cheekbones with 3 Lucky Tigers massage creams and as many as 10 steaming towels. Once finished, guests can return home sporting a pair of freshly shined shoes and a timelessly dapper look.
Shampoo One specializes in all aspects of hair design and skin care. We pride ourselves on continuing education to stay up to date with the newest trends and styles. Shampoo One features the Esthetique massage method in all our exclusive Institute Treatments.
At Diva Threading & Jewelry, nimble hands use a strategically wrapped strand of cotton thread to remove hair from the root. This procedure is called threading, and it is used most commonly to sculpt the eyebrows with more preciseness than wax. The staff at Diva—led by threading expert and owner Suman Mishra—performs a handful of other traditional beauty services, including organic facials and henna tattoos.