In addition to annual memberships that grant access to their indoor facility, the instructors at Sgt. Everetts Gun Range organize defensive-handgun and concealed-carry classes. For the former, they spend four hours helping students hone accuracy and speed when drawing their weapons. And because their concealed-carry classes take place all day, they provide pizza for lunch as pupils review state laws and firearm-safety measures.
Bartenders Garrett Blackwood and Mike Mitchell realized that their city lacked a professional bartending school, leaving aspiring bartenders high and dry. So they started Blue Label Bartending School, a school that turns pretenders into bartenders. The school’s reputation has allowed over 250 mixologists to land jobs not just in Oklahoma, but as far away as Maui and New York. Garrett and Mike recognized that non-professionals also desire the ability to casually make a cool cocktail or two, so they started a class for at-home mixologists. In it, they focus on quick, accessible recipes and skills designed to impress friends at a party or flight attendants on a long flight.
For 22 years, the Oklahoma School of Bartenders has instructed up-and-coming mixologists in the art of pouring drinks and managing the masses. The school’s classroom mimics a real bar, with shelves of liquor, vital tools, and three guys trying to beat the record on Deer Hunter at pupils’ disposal. Students get behind the bar to practice shaking and stirring under the careful supervision of teachers, all of whom have been training bartenders since 1988. Afterward, a job-placement program helps newly certified students land drink-slinging positions.
Utopia Bodyworks' team of five licensed massage therapists has a range of specialties, including fine-tuning meridians through reflexology treatments and treating achy limbs with deep-tissue massages. Utopia's beautician, administers facials and microdermabrasions that unearth natural skin tones and correct inverted dimples. Makeup, waxing services, and eyelash extensions round out the center's services, emphasizing the finer touches of cosmetic beauty.
Continually dissatisfied with the car detailing services in her area, Mitzi Howard decided to open her own shop. Howard’s Total Reflections, staffed by Rightlook.com-certified detailer Michael Howard, specializes in all-over detailing services, as well as headlight restoration, cloth repair, and odor elimination. Michael is also trained in paint touch-up and micro-paint repair, which comes in handy when your hood is picked to host the national tiddlywinks tournament.
In Dent Source's 12,000-square-foot auto shop, dents get undone with the latest technology and paintless dent-repair techniques. With that technology, techs can remove dents the size of footballs or football-shaped watermelons. Because paint is unnecessary, there's no need for paint matching or new finishes. This adds up to salvaging factory finishes and parts while ridding vehicles of unsightly dents and dings.