After watching his father work in the glass industry for more than 30 years, Troy Mason followed in his footsteps by opening his own full-service glass shop in 1991. Not content with simply fixing cracks, Troy also developed an in-house technician-training program that allies itself with the standards set by the National Glass Association. Two of its graduates were honored as half of the top four installers in the United States, earning the esteem of their peers and a gold medal made from old hood ornaments at the United States Auto Glass Olympics.
When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones. When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones.
Dr. John Peterson, a board-certified dermatologist, calls upon more than 40 years of hair-restoration and dermatological experience to help rejuvenate thinning hair with advanced laser technology. Dr. Peterson helps clients achieve verdant head foliage according to his Natural Look Method, which redistributes hair grafts from bounteous head regions to receding hairlines, leaving a thicker, natural-looking head of hair. Dr. Peterson and his staff treat patients at his clinic with the Revage 670 laser, but also provide iGrow systems and hair-restoration products for clients who want to treat themselves at home or while picketing the local toupee shop.
After spending years working in law, Amy Hansen decided to trade in her suits for a pair of stylist's scissors to pursue her passion in cosmetology. She studied hard, earned her license, and in 2006 opened a salon named for the goal she strives to achieve—BellaMe, or "beautiful me." Amy calls on her diverse talents to field an array of custom styling requests, which have ranged from conservative trims to the short and spiky Kate Gosselin look. The salon embodies Amy's outdoorsy spirit with wood accents and sprays of fresh sunflowers that prune themselves at the mirror when the staff isn't looking. The salon is composed of two separate sections—a three-chair styling room and a spa room with a flat-screen TV—that fill the air with energetic, groovy music.
Artwork, cozy furnishings, and elegant wire dress forms dot the French-chateau-style interior of Sachet Salon and Spa, where professional beautifiers revitalize locks, smoothen skin, and sculpt nails. Hair artisans can snip, color, and arm-wrestle each strand of hair until it forms a stylish coif that complements its owner's facial features. Sighs of relaxation fill a private pedicure room where the staff trims nails and sheathes digits in Shellac gel that can last up to 14 days or artful designs using regular polish. The master aestheticians can also render skin as smooth and youthful looking as a just-hatched nesting doll with facials, waxing, and hand-administered spray tans.
In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
All-Star Auto Brokers fills its lots with a vast selection of preowned cars, trucks, and SUVs, each ready to roll into new owners’ driveways. With a 99.99% credit-approval rating, customers with virtually any credit score can qualify to drive off in their new wheels. All-Star Auto Brokers also fields a team of auto technicians that pops hoods for break inspections, emissions tests, and oil changes. Their skilled detailers keep cars looking as new and as fresh as a bushel of freshly plucked headlines from the Internet.