In the early days of running her tanning-bed business in Champaign, Illinois, Kristin Klinker became intrigued with advancements in sunless tanning. She soon began focusing her endeavors on high-end spray tanning, eventually expanding her enterprise into Naperville and going into business with her best friend and mother, Terri. At BodiBronze Sunless Spa, Kristin and her cohort of certified technicians coat clients in a sugar-based DHA solution that adheres to amino acids on the skin, creating a natural bronze that lacks the telltale orange color of old-school spray tans. Within the warm, goldenrod-hued walls of the Naperville studio, these certified tanning technicians help each client match their skin tone to a product, culminating in a bronzed, UV-free complexion that lasts up to 10 days
The technicians at C&R Cleaning help free up valuable time and energy by tackling many of the unwanted tasks that confront a homeowner. Cleaning crews swap, vacuum, and sanitize the home while carpet-cleaning teams revitalize flooring with sudsy shampoo bubbles. C&R also helps brighten and simplify the home through organization services and interior painting touchups to bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms.
At All Fired Up!, swirling murals of flowers and vines flow across lavender walls, and animal-print tablecloths cover long work tables. This cheerful backdrop makes the pale, unadorned plates, bowls, and vases lining the shop walls stand out in stark contrast. Fortunately, expert potters empower artists of all ages and skill levels to enliven these blank canvases, providing them not only with stamps, stickers, stencils, and paints, but with idea books and helpful tips. Once painters have added the last brushstroke, All Fired Up!’s potters whisk finished masterpieces away to the shop’s kiln where they'll fire and glaze them, just like Donald Trump does to dissidents on his resident staff of Pillsbury doughboys. If patrons can’t drop in to retrieve their wares in one week’s time, staff members can carefully pack them up and ship them at a flat rate across the country.
Within JF and Company's cheery pink-and-blue walls, racks teem with designer duds, toys, and accessories aimed at infants to 6-year-olds. The family-run boutique was inspired by and named for the owners' two young daughters. From designers such as Giggle Moon, Dogwood, and Bon Bon Cupcakes, kids model outfits in towering full-length mirrors, which allow them to inspect their own faces to ensure they aren’t aging backward. Tiny shoes line tabletops alongside displays of belts, jewelry, frilly tutus, and glittery bows, and a showcase of classic-rock apparel appeases fledgling rockers. Patrons can use provided changing-and-feeding stations, or kids can act out dream jobs as firemen, princesses, or intellectual-property attorneys in the play area.
Pete and Laura Walkman, founders of Great Harvest Bread Co., began baking bread in the 1970s to help pay their way through college. When their loaves began to pick up notoriety across Montana, the couple opened multiple Great Harvest locations, expanding to more than 200 bakeries all over the country within 30 years. At each location, chefs combine the Great Harvest's venerated, additive-free recipes with their own to craft a heart-healthy assortment of whole-grain breads and baked goods using fresh-ground flour and local honey. Each month brings a newly designed menu that employs the season's freshest ingredients and harvests the warmest loaves from bread-bearing trees.
Understanding that their customers lead busy lives, Showroom New Mobile Detailing brings the professional cleaning products and experienced know-how to their homes or offices. They execute detailing packages customized to customer needs, cleaning autos from top to bottom, inside and out.