Growing up in Benton, Kansas, fourth-grade pals Monte Ysidro and Jason Bell were probably more focused on seeing the chalkboard clearly than opening a collection of high-end fashion optical boutiques. And yet, beginning in 2002, that's just what they did, starting out humbly in a 10'x10' kiosk at a local mall. Today, friendly eyewear experts at each Specs location point guests in the direction of designer frames and prescription sunglasses by brands such as Gucci and Versace. The crew also employs advanced technology to create lenses with high-performance coatings, custom-fit curves, and high definition, which allow wearers to make out the moon's facial expression.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels while aiding speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets), ideal for vigorous women. Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($35.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry while smuggling 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium, sustainably harvested from the Okinawan Sea to provide a healthy 2-to-1 ratio of calcium and magnesium.
The athletes, former strength coaches, and certified personal trainers who staff Complete Nutrition help customers find the best supplements to foster healthy lifestyles. Each item from Complete Nutrition’s selection focuses on hydrating the body, supplementing physical performance, balancing out diets, or assisting in regular exercise. The staff can recommend individual weight-loss and sports-nutrition supplements to target issues specific to each customer. General health supplements aid in processes such as digestive health or restful sleep without help from a herd of sheep trained to leap over your bed.
Light pours into Chroma Studio from the expansive fairways of Terradyne Country Club. Here, from behind her stylist's chair, Jodie Swank crafts clients' hair into classic and modern coifs. She snips strands into precision cuts and specializes in altering manes' hues with Schwarzkopf products. In addition to hair services, Jodie also removes unwanted facial fuzz.
After 10 years of honing her skills working as a cosmetologist, Jessica Newman graduated from Xenon Cosmetology School of Hair Design. Although Newman was a licensed hair stylist for a decade and has been a licensed laser hair removal technician for three years, now she is the co-owner of a chic studio space bedecked with eclectic furnishings. Newman works to beautify bodies with advanced med-spa services including laser hair removal, body sugaring, and designing contemporary hair styles using advanced coloring and cutting techniques.
People's Grocery Cooperative was founded in 1975 as a place where consumers could get local, organic, and natural foods at low prices. It stocks everything from hard-to-get coffees and spices to everyday items including milk and bread. Special orders bring in rare items in bulk and an on-site deli makes wholesome sandwiches with produce and meats from humane and local suppliers.