Kent business owners Nicole Adams of Intimate Pilates and Sandy Newby of Rain & Co. Salon/Spa are inviting the community to visit their new downtown location at 109 2nd Ave. S. during an open house on Fri., Aug. 17, 5 – 8 p.m. During the evening event, Intimate Pilates will offer refreshments, gift bags, a raffle and 15-minute free Pilates demos. Rain and Co. will offer hand and arm massages, complimentary bang trims or hair touch-ups, product samples and a raffle.
Intimate Pilates: In June, Adams relocated her Intimate Pilates studio from her original 1st Avenue location. She needed the larger space to expand the studio’s private sessions and group classes. The space includes a cozy waiting area, Pilates machines for individual workouts and group classes, as well as space for Pilates mat and yoga classes. The group classes can accommodate between four and six people at a time.
“We just love the new space,” Adams explains. “It’s bigger but it still has that intimate, personal feel our clients love.”
Open seven days a week by appointment only, Intimate Pilates also offers SOMA neuromuscular integration, a treatment-oriented massage. Since opening in November 2009, Adams says the demand for Pilates and yoga has grown, in part because of the studio’s intimate feel and personalized attention but also because services are priced more affordably at $60/hour (less for packages) compared to $70 to $75 in Bellevue or Seattle. Visit the studio’s website for dates, times, classes and appointments.
Rain & Co. Salon/Spa: Upstairs from Intimate Pilates is Rain & Co. Salon/Spa, a contemporary boutique salon, featuring a talented team of independent salon professionals who focus on the satisfaction and well being of their clients. Eighteen months ago, Sandy Newby, the original owner of Excalibur Salon, took back over her location from Humanity Salons, and has named her new venture Rain & Co. Salon/Spa.
The salon staff offers haircuts and styles, hair color and highlights, deep conditioning treatments, special occasion hairstyles and updos, “real feather” extensions, body and skincare treatments, waxing, massage, body wraps and more. The salon is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and it features Bumble and Bumble products. For more information about Rain and Co., visit the salon online.
“When our clients visit the salon, they enjoy the inviting atmosphere, are genuinely welcomed by our friendly staff and leave feeling absolutely beautiful,” Newby says. “We hope people will visit the salon during the open house to see how relaxing a visit to an upscale salon can be!”