Salon Twist opened the doors to a full book of clients on St. Patrick’s Day 13 years ago. The Seagrove salon’s success can be attributed to hard work, good vibes and maybe even a bit o'luck. Owner Gina Shiflett moved to South Walton a mere sixteen days prior, and it’s been a whirlwind ever since.
Health & Beauty
For the Health of It has been in business for 22 years in Blue Mountain Beach. That’s long enough to see organic babies grow into organic kids into organic teens into healthy adults.
After all this time, the good folks at the health food store / nutritional emporium / juice & smoothie bar still manage to keep things fresh. Now they’re stocking items from the largest provider of organic produce in the Southeast to offer loyal customers clean food at conventional prices.
For those of you who’ve been wondering about the cool new building just completed next to the Donut Hole on Highway 98 - wonder no more - it is the new home of Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics and the O’Donnell Eye Institute (both formerly located on Mack Bayou).
Local dentists Dr. Olivier Broutin, Dr. Amber Wiebe, and Dr. Lauren Crawford are out to change lives by offering free smiles to anyone who needs dental work, as they host Dentistry from the Heart again this year. The Smileology dental office in Miramar Beach will provide free services for patients in need of dental care on Friday, March 25.
Shelter House will host a unique twilight run designed to shine the light on abuse in our community. The 5th Annual Luminaria Run to End Domestic & Sexual Violence will take place on Saturday, December 5 at 4:30 pm. Runners will start at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Destin and follow a course lined with more than 2,000 luminarias lighting their path.
Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics recently added MLS Laser Therapy to its practice, growing its reputation as a leader in dental technology in our community. MLS, or Multi-wave Lock System, is a technology that uses a patented combination of wavelengths to either relieve pain or promote accelerated healing. And the best part, MLS Laser Therapy can be used on patients during routine dental procedures to reduce pain.
Chris Crowley, author of Younger Next Year and Thinner Next Year, will be in Seaside November 21 and 22 to kick off the Seaside Institute Aging in Place program. A book signing, lecture, bike tour and reception are planned. Don't miss this chance to learn about the best way to approach the "Next Third" of your life.
Middle and high schoolers are invited to a fall festival with a message. Walk 4 Respect brings together teenagers from Okaloosa and Walton counties during National Bullying Prevention Month to talk and learn about healthy, non-violent relationships and treating everyone with kindness and respect.
The holidays are fast approaching and that means tons of celebrations and lots of tempting comfort foods. (Butter anyone?) We are lucky to have superb weather here in SoWal for much of the year, and being active is just a way of life. But if you're looking to keep that beach bod throughout the holiday season and want to mix it up with a new routine, here's our latest SoWal List with a few excellent ways to move and groove in South Walton.
A car accident is never a good thing, but life has a funny way of showing us opportunities, and they’re often hidden in some form of tragedy.
When a near fatal car accident left Gina Shiflett, owner of Salon Twist, temporarily paralyzed, her life took a major turn. Though she regained mobility within hours, Gina felt compelled to take a hard look at everything she thought she knew and make a change for the better.