Our 2012 Beauty and Wellness Guide

Our favorite places to look great and feel good

best of beauty and wellness!

Aches, pains, anxiety, even frizzy hair didn’t stand a chance in 2012. New beauty and wellness businesses helped cure what ailed us. We prescribe a few of our favorites.

Symptoms: Excessive hirsuteness on the lower leg. Also, unibrows.
R/x: Expert waxing services at Exfole8.

Symptoms: Fuzzy thinking, stress, lethargy (a.k.a.: imbalanced “dosha,” ayurvedic speak for body type).
R/x: Hamsa Ayurvedic Center’s custom wellness programs, involving pick-me-ups like detoxifying teas, dietary enhancements, meditation, and readings.

Symptoms: Under-eye circles and ashy complexion attributed to lack of sleep and/or state of perma-anxiety brought on by watching Homeland.
R/x: Magical concealers and glow-inducing foundations sold at Arch Apothecary.

Symptoms: Digestive issues, cramps, wrinkles, infertility, sinusitis, allergies, and anxiety. In other words, everything under the sun.
R/x: A personalized combination of acupuncture, cupping, Reiki, moxibustion, herbal medicine, and tui na at Remix Acupuncture.

Symptoms: Untamable hair, finger-in-light-socket style.
R/x: A blowout and styling at Pin Curls Salon.

Symptoms: Sore muscles and the insatiable desire to zone out for one hour.
R/x: A bamboo massage at Savon Spa.

Symptoms: Extra pounds thanks to holiday indulgence.
R/x: Mercury Method’s workouts that combine yoga, Pilates, cardio, and strength training.

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