Behind the verdant palm fronds painted onto Tropical Island Tan’s front windows, three levels of UV beds and trained tanning technicians stand ready to impart skin with a summery hue. The staff loads up airbrushes with an aloe-based Swoosh Sunless tanning solution, then coats bodies in two layers of the spray to ensure full, long-lasting coverage in the face of swimming, showering, or napping in a fountain. Outside the private-tanning rooms, the staff displays Designer Skin, OC, and body butter products and helps tanners select the best regimen for their skin type and desired bronzing level.
A American Limo’s extravagant limousines coddle guests like royalty. As a team of dedicated drivers pilot their eye-catching vehicles to concerts, bachelorette parties, airports, and proms, guests lounge in backseats decked out with sumptuous leather interiors, neon lights, and decanter-filled, gleaming wooden bars. During sightseeing tours and wedding celebrations, shined-up Chevrolet Suburbans and Lincoln Towncars with 20-inch rims cut through streets, only one inch shy of the rims on Thomas Jefferson's carriage.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
Mazda of Everett features three classes of inventory: brand new Mazdas, used vehicles, and certified pre-owned Mazdas. Many of the vehicles come fully inspected, and some even include free car washes for life. Meanwhile, in the service department, factory-trained technicians service vehicles with oil changes, diagnostics, and repairs, as well as basic maintenance for most makes and models. Mazda of Everett is also an emission-certified facility.