With its weathered wooden bar, smattering of flat-screen televisions, and many tables and booths, Rocky's Bar & Grill exudes a thoroughly laid-back atmosphere where people can feel comfortable lingering over a drink with friends. The cooks embrace this same spirit as they prepare a menu of American and Tex-Mex finger foods as well as heartier meals. The selection includes shareable orders of cheese fries, nachos with chicken, and fried pickles, as well as burgers topped with everything from mushrooms and swiss cheese to bacon and jalapeño. Although the grill features two pool tables and four bouncy castles in the back room, it also keeps guests entertained by hosting special events throughout the week, such as poker nights, pub trivia, karaoke, and live bands.
Hair In Your Face's owner and head stylist Cassie Hall perfected her trade at Paul Mitchell schools, cultivating a contemporary approach to men's grooming and hairstyling. Hall creates cinema-worthy hairdos based on personal consultations with the client. Her extensive training in coloring and haircare help her deftly cover up gray hairs the way a director covers up a movie star's lack of athleticism with a stunt double. To disguise those gray strands, she uses top-shelf Paul Mitchell products. Hall also has the skills to perform specialized facial-hair trimming to render a bearded face dapper and prevent mustaches from getting caught in jacket zippers. Full-package grooming services turn routine trips to the barber into soothing decompression sessions, with scalp massages, conditioning, and paraffin hand dips.
While her guests are kicking back in the barber's chair or the waiting area, Cassie makes them feel at home. She offers both beverages and views of concerts on a flat-screen TV.
When Wink Eyelash Boutique owner Natalie applies eyelash extensions to clients, mornings change drastically. It isn't just because clients don't have to apply the layers of smokey makeup, eyeliner, mascara, and paste-blended charcoal they once needed for dramatic eyes. It's also because they end up looking more refreshed since they no longer subject skin to the usual routine scrubbing off old, lingering makeup that both irritates eyes and clogs pores.
Natalie specializes in two types of lash extensions. She can apply the classic lashes that she individually applies to eyelashes for up to four weeks of expressive looks. But for a budget-friendly alternative, she can also attach bursts of lashes to eyelids to create pops of length that stay for up to two weeks or until you blink 1,000 times in one minute.
Lasting Lines started as most great businesses start: with eyebrows. Now 35 years have passed, and Renee Ryan’s permanent-makeup business has blossomed into a successful aesthetic school and clinic. Renee and her highly trained staff can outfit clients with new brows, or use their modern electrolysis equipment to remove hair, skin tags, moles, and spider veins. Clients may also solicit Lasting Lines for sleek eyelash extensions, or retreat to a private room for a soothing deep-tissue massage from registered massage therapist Charles Linville.
"We only do lashes," said the owner of Allure Lash Studio, describing the singular focus of her professional extensionists. "And we do them right…one lash at a time." Using safe adhesive and silky extensions, specialists frame eyes with lashes that can appear lusciously natural, cat-eyed, or multi-layered, depending on each client's preferences.
Visitors to Allure Lash Studio don't only get to choose how bold, thick, and silky they want their lashes to be. They also get to select the background music or bring along their own mariachi band. The studio's spa-like atmosphere helps to foster further client relaxation.