The technicians at Simply White specialize in whitening teeth, first painting them with a whitening gel, then accelerating its work with a beam of blue light. However, the bleaching gel doesn't have to work via peroxide. The technicians' love of nature shows through in the potted plants that adorn their homey, chartreuse-accented office and in their natural whitening gel. Their organic formula, combined with blue accelerator light technology, is applied to teeth for 15-30 minute intervals. Meanwhile, the blue light works to accelerate the chemical reaction, for a result that can brighten teeth up to 10 shades. Their slightly stronger peroxide formula, meanwhile, can strip away up to 14 shades of staining.
At Tan Republic, the staff doesn't just sit by while you tan?they advocate for responsible tanning. Within the upscale and modern salons, they carefully oversee the use the latest tanning equipment, including Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths as well as the high-pressure tanning beds, controlling clients' exposure to UV rays and cosmetic tanning compounds. They also ensure that every tanner uses FDA-compliant protective eyewear, and prevent any one visitor from wearing multiple pairs and making everyone else feel uncool. They even enhance their clients' tans with six varieties of lotion, each designed to produce a different intensity of bronze.
Sure, First Ascent teaches climbers of all skill levels how to scale cliffs and hoist themselves over boulders. But the "ascent" part of their name also refers to less tangible obstacles: conquering insecurities, developing confidence, and building upon self-esteem. Students work toward all of these goals—both the physical and the mental—during climbing clinics at Smith Rock State Park, a sprawl of high-desert terrain filled with sheer cliffs made of volcanic minerals such as tuff and basalt. Every course is helmed by an instructor who is certified by the AMGA and speaks fluent mountain goat.
High Desert Gallery, The Art & Soul of Central Oregon™ is an award winning fine art and custom picture framing gallery with retail gallery locations in downtown Bend, and Sisters Oregon. High Desert Frameworks!, the award-winning framing studio for the gallery, is located at 61 NW Oregon Avenue, Bend Oregon. 866-549-6250