One day, Araceli decided to get a facial. She figured that it would probably cleanse and hydrate her skin, but she didn’t anticipate that it would lead her to a new career. For a full 60 minutes, her aesthetician doted on her with ingredients customized to suit her skin. Araceli remembers that first facial better than any since—largely because it’s the very experience she tries to replicate every day at her own spa, Beautiful Skin by Araceli.
Araceli runs her spa according to a simple philosophy—facials and chemical peels should feel good. To this end, she always conducts a thorough skin analysis and talks with her clients to understand their concerns. She then uses this information to customize a safe, effective facial with Skin Script’s all-natural fruit enzymes or PCA Skin’s gentle blend of lactic acid, vitamin C, and phytohormones designed to plump up skin like an accidentally swallowed balloon.
For John Thompson, it all began with the desire to help people of all sizes and fitness levels live a healthier lifestyle. As a nationally certified personal trainer and fitness coach, John used his know-how to devise the high-intensity Ultimate 30-Minute Workout Experience, an effective, time-efficient workout that targets the whole body. Held 34 times a week, each group workout session combines cardio, weights, and abdominal exercises to boost sluggish metabolisms, tone muscles, and evict stress from tense bodies. To bolster the workout regimen, John and his fit-savvy crew craft custom nutrition programs, providing an easy-to-follow eating blueprint that helps clients establish healthy noshing habits and fit back into their high-school swim goggles.
Like fancy suits, sofa sets are sewn from the same cut of fabric. These matching sets provide a well-rounded look in living rooms, but near misses tend to clash due to their small differences. At 20 show rooms throughout the western US, Mor Furniture for Less arranges complete-room sets so customers can envision the collections in their own homes. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, and children's rooms can be found in each store along with individual lamps, tables, and entertainment centers. The stores also carry complete sets of beds, dressers, and nightstands so that homeowners don’t receive criticism from design bloggers in their dreams.
Don?t try to get Jerry to spill the beans on how he makes his pizzas. A secret list of ingredients makes up the sauce, and a secret old-country tradition goes into making the dough. And a traditional stone-hearth oven may or may not cook the pies to a crisp finish. But Jerry will let you know which toppings he uses, so you can customize your crust with a secret white sauce, jalape?os, Louisiana hot sausage, red onions, and artichoke hearts. Jerry will also toss all the pizza toppings into a doughy calzone pocket if customers so choose. And on the weekends, while Jerry is busy in the kitchen, live musicians and butter sculptors entertain guests.
Because no two bodies are alike, The Relaxologiists at Mattress Land use their exclusive bedFit diagnostic technology to determine the ideal snooze position for each customer, as well as the ideal mattress. Comfy Sleep surfaces come from premier brands such as Beautyrest, Sealy PosturePedic, Stearns and Foster, and SleepFit. Shoppers can also upgrade to latex mattresses or Custom mattresses made for each sleepier with separate sides, which accommodates the differing body types of spouses and accidentally conjoined mad scientists.
Ethel’s Old Corral, sitting on a rural 10-acre plot, exudes rugged, Western spirit with a 26-foot Native American statue that salutes visitors and welcomes the many bikers who mosey up for down-home cuisine. Weekends, live music fills the room with the sounds of twanging guitars and soulful vocals, providing a soundtrack for grazing on slow-smoked deep pit barbecue and cold beers.