Any time spent in Naples is already pretty sweet, but these handpicked salons, spas and fitness studios are in the business of making it even sweeter. Our THRIVE section helps you live your best life by highlighting the best beauty, health, wellness and lifestyle options from around our Gulfside paradise.



If ever there were a group of hair color magicians, the team at Blue Water Salon would be it. Led by owner, master stylist and makeup artist Saretta Bowerman, Blue Water Salon offers a full menu of expert cut, color and styling services—including balayage, hair extensions and color correction—as well as eyelash extensions, waxing, makeup application and wedding styling. (Psst… Saretta is something of a celeb in the salon world—recently, she earned grand prize honors in the Braids & Brides contest by Modern Salon, which also named her part of its 2017 Artist Collective and the 2017 Modern Salon 100, a curated list of top social media beauty influencers.)



Cycle Guroo is our favorite indoor cycling studio in Naples because of its empowering instructors, roomy stadium seating, in-depth performance tracking and always-on-point music. What’s not involved: judgment or fear. Choose from classes focused on Rhythm, Power or Form, or get in the zone with a DJ Cycling Class, where a live DJ spins while you do. No matter which you choose, you’re guaranteed a challenging resistance workout that clears mental obstacles and opens doors to personal wellness, empowerment and confidence.



“Peace signs over dollar signs” is the mantra behind Donation Yoga Naples, a yoga practice founded by director (and Naples native) Lauren Fox. She leads weekly sessions at a variety of locations around Naples, from the studio to the beach to Naples Beach Brewery, the Naples Zoo, The Bowl, Kunjani Craft Coffee & Gallery and Naples Outfitters. Lauren’s fun, uplifting and affordable asana yoga classes—designed for students of all skill levels—are made even better when you remember the donation aspect: Half of the proceeds from all classes are donated to local nonprofit organizations each month. Private, one-on-one sessions are also available.



Prepare to be pampered at Salon Bamboo Aveda, where your entire experience is all about rejuvenating and refreshing your mind, body and spirit through the power of organic and natural pure flower and plant ingredients. In the salon, choose from a range of personalized color, cut and styling treatments. In the spa, indulge in a number of facial treatments, massages, manicures and pedicures, waxing services, or makeup application. Wedding services and treatments are also available at the salon or on location.



Welcome to The Sand Barre, where its tight-knit community of women find balance in physical fitness, healthy living and embracing the beauty of their everyday lives. This boutique-style fitness studio features Buti Yoga and several barre-style class formats, including Classic Barre, Advanced, Bootcamp, Tabata and Fire, which incorporate varying levels of strengthening, stretching and cardio. All ages, shapes and fitness levels benefit from The Sand Barre’s small class sizes and friendly, highly trained instructors.