The scent of soap bubbles and a chorus of barks fill the air at Cute-N-Classy Pet Salon. Dogs and cats of all sizes come in for a scrub, brush, and trim during grooming sessions that take place onsite. The groomer Stephanie also snips and files nails, cleans glands and ears, preps coats with a flea treatment, and makes sure each dog isn?t actually a well-behaved raccoon.
What began as Anita Gibson's struggling, two-person family business has evolved into Advanced Weight Loss Clinics, an organization with 17 corporately owned clinics and 3 franchise locations spread throughout the southeastern United States. Each center's team of doctors and weight-loss specialists encourages clients to win a similarly daunting battle by creating personalized plans for success. The program incorporates vitamins, supplements, and appetite suppressants with a low-calorie, low-fat meal plan that discourages using soft-serve ice cream as toothpaste.
Standard Furniture traces its origins back to 1912, when a local family began traveling through Birmingham, peddling fine household furniture out of a wagon. Four generations later, the business has blossomed into 13 retail stores throughout Alabama and Tennessee, and its century-long commitment to quality furniture and customer service won it the Alabama Retail Association’s Silver Award as one of the Retailers of the Year in 2011. Each gallery abounds with bedroom, living-room, and dining-room furniture from top designers such as Lane, along with mattresses in a range of shapes and styles from brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, and Jamison. At each location, a knowledgeable staff awaits to offer design counsel, suggesting pieces that best suit a household’s style or will hold up against a disobedient pet woodchuck.
The professional tax preparers at Quicker Refund have been checking off "file taxes" on clients' to-do lists since 1999. In addition to navigating the often-confusing paperwork associated with personal taxes, they also process the tax records of small businesses. Through their meticulous efforts, the team ensures their clients receive the maximum refund to which they are entitled.
For more than three decades, the framing specialists at The Framin' Shoppe have preserved memories behind glass. They build custom frames for flat items such as diplomas or photographs and build shadow boxes to contain three-dimensional items such as quilts or football jerseys with the athletes still wearing them. The shop also purveys DIY framing materials; posters; prints commemorating Alabama, Auburn, and other SEC football teams; and a wide selection of mirrors. Conveniently, the company operates at four Birmingham locations.
In Xanadu Salon and Spa's elegantly appointed private treatment rooms, talented aestheticians pamper bodies inside and out with head-to-toe pulchritude services. Insides feel refreshed after ionic footbaths, which pull toxins from the body to leave patrons feeling lighter than bubbles full of helium. Fa?ades get new looks after facials and body wraps, which utilize a carefully curated selection of sea salts, mineral-rich black mud, and Dermalogica skincare products, as well as hair coiffing and massages.