Rachel Williams majored in Psychology, but her current clients don't sit on couches. They sit on benches—outdoors, amid fall foliage—or they perch on stone stoops, or frolic through open fields. That's because Rachel transferred her superb people skills from the study of psychology to the study of photography, putting in years of training at several studios in Texas and Oklahoma. Along the way, she learned what doesn't work, namely uniform poses, poor understandings of natural lighting, and trendy color tones that may not stand the test of time and its this understanding that garnered her the Master of Photography title from the Professional Photographers of America. That's why Rachel and her team devote themselves to quality on every front, from their portraits' careful composition to their use of professional lighting and their meticulous retouching of every portrait. This commitment manifests itself in all of Rachel's portraits, as her lens follows families, and newborns through childhood and on to high-school graduation.
The expert carriage cleaners at Auto Detail Aces return vehicles to road-ready luster with professional washes and detailing services. After vehicles soak in sudsy streams, experienced auto techs tenderly dab droplets with a soft wash mitt and chamois cloth. Spray-wax solutions galvanize shells against hazards including sudden rain showers or drive-by food fights. Doorjambs and trunk hinges swing open squeak-free after de-greasing treatments, and tired treads give up collected highway grime during precision de-gunkings. Inside, vacuums suck dirt and debris from carpets, and interior deodorizers freshen the air, masking the musk of spilled food, mildew, and the deer that just joined your carpool. Roadsters also don shady window tints and daubs of touchup paint to keep interiors cool and exteriors smooth and glossy. When not busy restoring vehicular vigor, Auto Detail Aces donates to the Koko Head Lions Club to support schools and the local community.
Fit Body Boot Camp's nationally certified personal trainers replace drill-sergeant screams with encouraging mantras in their one-hour indoor classes that welcome clients of all fitness levels. During sessions, trainers round out weightlifting sessions, resistance drills, and core workouts with cardio routines such as light running and obstacle courses. They switch up class routines regularly to ensure courses are never the same from day to day, leading wildcard days that incorporate hiking, crawling, and high-stakes Uno games played with 50-pound cards. In addition to bolstering workouts with nutrition guidance, trainers cultivate an atmosphere of positive camaraderie designed to push campers further toward their weight-loss goals.
All Pro Detailing’s lengthy menu of services is designed to restore and extend the lives of vehicles. It runs the gamut from detailing packages and paintless dent repair to ozone shock treatments that remove stubborn odors. All Pro's detailing staff pay special attention to carpets, vacuuming all carpeted surfaces with a high-powered hose, separately cleaning carpet pads, and scouring stains. They ply these trades and others—such as tinting windows, rust proofing auto bodies, and correcting water damage caused by parking the car in the pool—at two area locations.
Though it hangs outside a cozy cottage, the fleur-de-lis that dangles over Salon Senoj's entryway hints at the ritzy decor inside. Dark, lacquered hardwoods shine as clients explore the waiting area in front of a brick fireplace or head to a styling chair hidden in the secluded back room. There, staffers soothe strands with Redken, MoroccanOil, and Pureology products before they hand them symbolic pink slips and cut them off. The stylists also specialize in accenting beautiful fringes with nail services and eyelash-extension applications.
Since 2007, the Robots-4-U team has been teaching kids a program of STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Kids absorb skills and knowledge through entertaining interactions with instructors, other campers, and robot kits. The camp maintains a 16:1 student to instructor ratio, ensuring kids receive the proper amount of individual attention. Campers build robot kits comprising a brain unit and sensory appendages, which replicate seeing, hearing, touching and reading minds. Once the bots are assembled, kids enter their creations into racing, dancing, and battle-bot challenges.