At Brannon Express Car Wash, robotic arms blast water jets along the contours of cars of all sizes, leaving them spotless from bumper to bumper and roof to undercarriage. Soft-touch scrubbers manufactured with closed-cell foam scour all areas of the vehicle, and because the scrubbers don’t retain water or particles, paint jobs emerge from the wash scratch-free. A tri-foam polish, meanwhile, restores exteriors to a shiny, like-new state.
Each of the company’s wash packages safely blasts grime and environmental contaminants from coats and strengthens them with misting applications of Rain-X and Ecolab protectants. After tires are buffed shiny and a power dry removes water spots, vacuums are available for self-serve use to hoover cabins free of dust and unwelcome carpoolers.
The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics’ trio of doctors all got into orthodontics when they realized just how much a great smile can improve someone’s life. Dr. Douglas Durbin, the inventor of the Flosspik polypropylene interproximal dental cleaner, Dr. Thomas Garner, and Dr. John Huang enhance the smiles of both children and adults with Invisalign treatments, braces with clear brackets, and invisible retainers glued to the back of teeth. They use digital imaging to construct treatment plans, they avoid headgear whenever possible, and they never just pull out a tooth when it won’t cooperate. Under their steady hands, The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics has straightened the teeth of more than 35,000 patients, including Miss Kentucky USA 2009 Maria Montgomery.
The auto-body beautifiers at Absolute Perfection work to give sedans, motorcycles, trucks, SUVs, and vans a newfound shine and swagger through professional polishing and decontamination techniques. A full exterior cleaning treats issues like grease, tar, and sap, and acid-free wheel cleaner works to eradicate stains and produce a show-room gleam. After decontamination, techs apply a synthetic polymer for long-lasting protection. Seven different material-specific cleaners are used to safely clean leather and cloth upholstery, carpets, dash components, vents, cracks, and more.
The fire-truck-red brick exterior of Mane Attractions Hair Studio invites heads of hair for remodeling within a spacious, studio-style salon. Wielded by master stylist Kristi Howell, a Joico deep-conditioning mask steeps manes for 20 minutes in hydrating nourishment and dives deep into strands to strengthen and repair hair damaged from over-styling, cold weather, or drying off in the microwave. To top off the treatment, the stylist corrals the warm breeze of a blow-dryer to bequeath coifs with a polished style. The studio recommends that heads sport the deep-conditioning mask up to two times per month, depending on the severity of the hair’s dryness.
Mark Landis Photography's experienced team of shutterbugs capture flattering portraits in a full-service studio flanked by gardens and a rushing waterfall. Camera wielders usher in guests for 15-minute headshot sessions, guiding subjects’ heads and shoulders through a range of complementary poses. After the photo session, a basic facial retouching clears up one image of your choice, removing bunny ears and preparing the photo for public consumption. The retouched photo makes its way to clients via email or CD in JPEG form along with reproduction rights, allowing subjects to use their shot for promotional use or to forge a flashier-looking passport.
Mrs. Rogers makes its signature white-chocolate popcorn to-order, using local Kentucky ingredients as part of the Kentucky Proud program, which helps keep farm products fresh by cutting transportation time. The resulting sweet, salty, crunchy, and creamy gourmet popcorn contains only all-white, nearly hull-less kernels.