"Technique is everything," says Tricia Hetherington, licensed esthetician and owner of The Pretty Kitty, a chain of full-service waxing boutiques specializing in bare-all Brazilians. Tricia, who’s been profiled in Luxury Las Vegas and several additional press outlets, personally trains each staff member in her proprietary 10- to 15-minute hair-removal method, which employs high-quality soft wax that’s formulated for delicate flesh and minimizes pain. Her estheticians never double dip into the wax pot, reaching for a fresh stick with every application of the warm substance. The Pretty Kitty's menu of services also includes facial and full-body waxing, and though walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.
Until dogs evolve the thumbs needed to turn faucets or apply pomade, it’ll be up to their human owners to keep them groomed. To this end, Hot Dog Grooming’s staff welcomes clients into its canine salon with bathing stations that can accommodate dogs up to 130 pounds. The friendly, dog-loving stylists ply their expertise with clippers and shampoo to return fur back to its original sleekness, volume, and puppy-fresh scent. And since no spa would be complete without its matching hotel, the groomers also offer boarding and daycare services, along with a doggie taxi program that picks up and drops off four-legged guests at their homes.
The traditional Vietnamese noodle soup, pho—pronounced "fuh"—is the centerpiece of Pho & Grill's menu, which lists more than 15 MSG-free varieties. Cooks prepare savory 32-ounce bowls of soup full of meatballs, flank, or other options, accompanied by a side plate of jalapeños, basil, and bean sprouts. Spoons dip and noodles twirl around forks amid the restaurant's calming mint-green walls and potted palms that softly high-five each other. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, they also unfurl spools of Vietnamese vermicelli with salmon and grill up marinated pork for sandwiches served on flaky french bread.
The family behind Errand Eliminator, Inc banded together to support a loved one by taking care of all the little chores that often slip through the cracks. When their system proved successful, they decided to help others by turning their good deeds into a full-fledged business. Now their services range from personal shopping and pet sitting to automotive care and checking for monsters under the bed.
Midtown Veterinary Hospital's Dr. Richard Clive, alongside his wife Janelle and staff of registered vet techs, helps animals live long healthy lives. Inside the hospital, pets can curl up in the sun, which filters through the reception area's large windows, or enjoy such comforts as a padded exam table. Their bipedal counterparts, meanwhile, appreciate cushy, white chairs set on dark hardwood floors, cookies to balance on their noses, and vibrant animal prints that decorate the office.
Owners keep their pets up to date with an array of services, including regular check-ups, vaccinations, and dental exams. They can also rest easy knowing that should pets ever need further treatments, such as digital radiology or surgical services, Midtown's facilities are well prepared with an onsite lab and a heated surgical table that staves off chills as pets get their coats dry-cleaned. The hospital also sports a pharmacy that supplies owners with medications to prevent such maladies as fleas, ticks, and heartworm with next-day prescription filling and an online, home-delivery pharmaceutical service. :m]]
The Pet's Play Palace offers both short- and long-term respite for cats and dogs in an air-conditioned, indoor facility. During daycare sessions, pets trounce through the backyard, which sports two canine-centric areas and one cat-specific space, overseen by pet-care professionals to ensure that the dogs are playing fair games of poker. Pets can shack up in the hotel for longer stays, wherein dogs are treated to bathroom breaks and up to six exercise sessions per day and felines stretch their wings with up to three hours of cage-free playtime per day. On-site groomers anoint fur coats with scrub downs and trims and also brush teeth and trim dogs' nails.