AuRycl Tan owner Pashia Fischer knows the ins and outs of the spray-tan business. A former operations director for a large sunless-tanning company and a tinting artist for a loyal clientele, Pashia struck out on her own in May 2011 and hasn't looked back since. Along with a team of friendly account managers, she markets her proprietary line of sunless-tanning products across the country. Pashia's solutions—from an odor-free spray tan to a fast-drying bronzing mousse—bring a hint of sun to numerous salons and image-conscious owls.
Embroidered sombreros. Vintage car parts and license plates. Framed photos and old electric beer signs. The cerulean walls at the locally owned Anvil Barber Shop brim with bric-a-brac that seems to tell stories from days when the shop’s strait-razor shaves and comfortable barber chairs were the norm. The staff errs on the side of traditional attention to detail at those retro seats. They administer precise haircuts and classic hot-towel shaves while their of-age guests sip at complimentary beer and whiskey.
Minimal packaging is used in wrapping IQ Natural’s all-natural serums, just one of the staff’s many demonstrations of eco-consciousness. They operate on a five-tier commitment to organic ingredients, ensuring that all products are free from unwholesome fillers, parabens, or multiple-choice test questions for animals. Many items are vegan.
From among the product lines, peels, masks, and toners set complexions aglow under mineral makeup that's culled from deep inside the earth’s cosmetic counter. Massage oils and scrubs render softer, smoother skin, and specially formulated baby products leave freshly scented tots in their wakes.