A Pivot Point–trained stylist with numerous hours of continuing-education courses, Carrie Thomas nimbly trims tresses and fashions strands into modern coiffures. Carrie lathers locks in a rich shampoo to rinse away dirt, excess oil, nesting barrettes, and tangled strands of phone cords acting as hair ties. Holstering her scissors, Carrie Thomas deftly drafts haircuts for men, women, and children to frame faces and match personal tastes before snipping manes into the desired shape. After cleansing and cutting curls, Carrie unfurls follicles under the warm breeze of a blow dryer and soothing strokes of a brush.
Strength BA's owners refuse to label their gym by the kind of exercises that go on; they don't stick to one regimen long enough for that kind of advertising to make sense. They train students according to the CrossFit philosophy, which transitions daily to new kinds of exercises to keep the body from becoming too used to any one form. They construct devious, grueling, back-breaking workouts, from pushing carts full of bricks through the parking lot to hefting weights anchored to the wall, a line of equipment affectionately called "death row", since it's actually a scale model of the River Styx.
The Great Clips empire spans more than 3,000 salons across North America, where a collective of over 30,000 stylists wait, ready to tend to hairstyles. At these salons, no appointments are necessary—though an online check-in system aids those who wish to skip any potential lines by adding their names directly to the haircut queue. And to aid their new hairstyles, customers can peruse a line of gels, conditioners, pomades, and tea-tree oil shampoos and body washes.
At X-treme Salon, master stylists sculpt 'dos at six modern booths equipped with hair-washing sinks. They cut women's, men's, and kids' hair, and specialize in color and color-correction treatments. In this place of respite and relaxation, they welcome clients to linger for pampering mani-pedis and gentle facial-waxing enhancements.
PureLife Wellness Solutions' staffers dedicate themselves to helping their patients further their individual health goals, coaxing toxins from bodies, battling cellulite and stretch marks, and working to help relieve stress and discomfort with aesthetic and wellness services. After complimentary initial consultations, staffers deftly perform noninvasive body-contouring and facial treatments that aim to tighten skin and shed inches so that patrons can more easily hide behind telephone poles. IV treatments further guide patients toward health, with cocktails designed to boost energy, provide assistance to flagging immune systems, or assist with struggles with addiction, depression, and chronic fatigue.
Owner Lori Bougetz and the staff at Lori @ Hideaway Salon, also known as A Loving Touch Spa, bring their aesthetic A-game while fine-tuning human hides during relaxing spa visits, and educate guests on how to continue their beauty regimens at home with the proper cosmetic products. Their repertoire of beauty-boosting services embellishes outer appearances with a variety of facials that combine steam, exfoliation, and massage strokes to leave faces glowing like a five-star restaurant review studded with actual stars. Chemical peels safely slough away expired, complexion-dulling skin cells, and eyelash extensions augment peepers with long-lasting allure.