Gold Wellness Center is home to Dr. Eli Goldsmith, a doctor of chiropractic who, as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, has thoroughly studied not just spine and back injuries, but also ailments of the extremities. As such, he's skilled at treating victims of auto collisions, sport injuries, and workplace accidents. He plies his trade in a facility replete with advanced gear, including a flexion-distraction table for treating disc problems and a vibration-therapy machine for repairing muscle function.
During his 17 years in the hospitality field, Tom Uhlenhake learned a few things: communication skills, empathy, and most importantly, he learned the satisfaction of helping others. As a more direct way or bringing people relief, he started training as a massage therapist at the Academy of Somatic Healing Art, where he fine-tuned a diverse array of therapeutic techniques—all of which are now available out of Tom's private massage studio. Guests can solicit his expertise in specialty neuromuscular therapy, Swedish massage, or the deep foam-finger kneading of an integrated sports massage.
Anchored in the bustling Hamilton Plaza, Angels Beauty Supply houses a comprehensive collection of hair and skincare products. The family-owned and operated shop lines its shelves with some of the industry’s most popular brands, including Redken, Design Essentials, and Mizani. The shop focuses on carrying high-performance products infused with vitamins and minerals so customers can receive added nutrients without having to stuff spinach in their ears. In addition to its products, Angels also features a staff of knowledgeable professionals, including stylists who specialize in the art of braiding.
Like many women, Kelly J. has always considered hair to be a fundamental part of her appearance. That's why she found herself in a stylist's chair every week for more than 10 years, first to get her hair straightened, then to get it chemically relaxed when the styling damage made it so that it would no longer go back to its original state. Eventually she decided that enough was enough, and embraced an all-natural style—a lifestyle change so drastic that she not only documented it, she took steps to help others join in her personal revolution. She created Natural Girls Rock to help other women benefit from the testimonials and product advice of those rocking their natural hair, regardless of the texture. Whether hair is short or long, thick or thin, straight or curly, visitors to Natural Girls Rock will likely find the tips and products to help it look its best. The online shop stocks everything from Premium Castor Oil to wide-tooth combs and Deep SOULutioners Deep Conditioners to help de-tangle natural hair. To further foster community among the similarly styled, the company hosts events around the Southeast that provide opportunities for women to meet up, share hair stories, and show off their beautiful natural hair with confidence.
With locations spread throughout the South, Paper Affair gives patrons easy access to a vast selection of imprintables. A knowledgeable team guides clients through colorful corridors of stationery by brands such as Bella Ink, Inviting Company, and Crane & Co., selecting the best announcements to serve as a tasteful alternative to trumpet fanfare, or baby shower stationary that runs the gamut from silly to sweet. To complement the range of paper goods, staffers also stock shelves with useful gifts such as coasters and guest towels, as well as custom napkins that let guests know exactly whom to thank for stuffing the turkey with fluffernutters.
Though there are 130 For Eyes Optical stores around the United States, the company still has the heart of a small start-up. Owned and operated since 1972, when a small group of friends started it in Philadelphia, aiming for quality eyewear manufacturing as well as customer service. These same friends, aided by a few family members, still lead the franchise today. They ensure that each location adheres to their original principles and mandates for mustard-colored shag carpets.
In each store, expert independent doctors test clients' visual acuity and general eye health with comprehensive exams. Then, a store associate helps each person outfit their eyes with designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, D&G, and Versace. For Eyes Optical has its own advanced 40,000-square foot optical lab in in Hialeah, Florida, where technicians shape, surface, and coat the lenses to fit each person's exact prescription. After creating the lenses?whether plastic, polycarbonate, or trivex Toughlites?they inspect and fit each into its corresponding frame by hand, a process that ensures quality control and guards against the robots, whose first objective is to hinder our eyesight.