The Best car wash pampers transporters with a shine-restoring exterior wash and detailed interior de-gunking. Car caretakers ensure that carriages are cleaned from their hard exoskeletons to soft underbellies to mate-attracting rims before interior vacuuming and dusting removes all remnants of Cheerios explosions and land barnacles. Dashboard, console, door, and cup-holder conditioning returns auto interiors to a fresh-picked state, while Rain-X protectant seals vehicle exteriors against moisture, preventing rust, improving windshield visibility, and shielding them from the environment's pummeling fists. A tire shine matches rotating rubber to trendy patent-leather streets, and human handlers give cars a final soft-cloth rubdown, making sure all the essential oils get absorbed into their thick skins. Best of all, Sparkling Image offers a seven day guarantee: bring your car (and receipt) back within seven days of your service and they will wash and clean it again for free. A $2 surcharge applies to trucks and SUVs.
Chic patterned leggings. Shimmering sequined tops. Buttery leather handbags. These are a few of the items you might find during a trip to Bleu Lavender Boutique. The boutique stocks women's apparel and accessories in sizes small through 3X. Patrons can also create a spa experience at home with the shop's selection of aromatic soy candles and organic skincare products.
A certified prenatal massage therapist working towards getting her massage doula license, Jodi Emdy earned her massage-therapy license in 2007 and remains an enthusiastic practitioner dedicated to massage as a means of holistic wellness. Her repertoire of five modalities expressly links mental and physical health, including reflexology and prenatal massages that assuage stress to help regulate hormone levels.
During public skate sessions at SJCH Ice Center of Bakersfield, a SMG managed facility, staffers give experienced skaters a wide berth, but stay on hand to assist novices with the basics, including lacing up their skates and getting back up after taking a tumble on the ice.
Instruction continues at the skating school, where students of all levels and ages can enhance their skating skills during private lessons or 12-person classes with 12 free public skating sessions and progress reports after their first month. The climate-controlled center—always kept at below 60 degrees—also hosts 14-week youth hockey seasons and three divisions of adult hockey league, which accommodate recreational to top-tier players.
Along with action on the rink, SJCH Ice Center of Bakersfield keeps its pro shop stocked with figure skating and hockey apparel. The in-house technicians can spruce up skates with repair and sharpening services. After hockey games or skating practice, guests can reenergize with pizza, popcorn, and hot chocolate from the Slap Shot snack bar, which entertains visitors with video games such as Super Mario Goes Ice Fishing.
Ted's Vapor Hut carries a wide variety of vaping supplies, including starter kits, e-cigs, and more. An alternative to smoking tobacco, vaping involves inhaling water vapor that has been infused with flavor and sometimes nicotine. There is no smoke or tobacco involved—which eliminates many of the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes—but can still satisfy cravings for many people. To suit any taste, Ted's stocks thousands of e-juice choices in more than 100 flavors.
Many dentists use a UV light to whiten their patient’s teeth, but only the beauty experts at Twilight Teeth reasoned that clients could use the same light to tan their skin while whitening their teeth. The UV lights of their tanning beds shine on bodies and illuminate smiles, comfortably held open by a mouth guard and coated in gel. The gel activates under the light and contains 25% peroxide—among the highest concentrations in the industry. Since the gel is painted on instead of held in place by a whitening tray, it can brighten high beams with minimal discomfort. Clients who can’t stay at the tanning salon can take home a kit, which substitutes a portable UV light or a mason jar filled with baby stars.