At Vada Spa, staff members devote their international training to beauty rituals that use natural and organic products from GM Collins and Pevonia Botanica. Two floors accommodate spacious mani-pedi bars, styling stations, and private, candle-lit treatment rooms that all swirl with activity until 9 p.m. every day. The owners of the Spa make sure that each service is administered by a true specialist––laser technicians only do laser procedures and aestheticians never hand over their facial duties to an assistant or nearby welder. "We're very particular about who we hire," one of the spa owners says. "It has to be someone who's experienced. We don't have anyone here who's just starting out or fresh out of school."
Since their mission is to be a one-stop destination for head-to-toe spa services, Vada's owners do their best to reserve hairstyling chairs and treatment rooms for walk-in customers. They also pride themselves on their expertise with the male aesthetic, offering a lineup of guy-specific spa services including back facials, shoulder waxing, and spare-tire rotations.
By engaging children on their own level, the teachers at Kids R Kids childcare center and learning academy recognize their students for what they really are: developing brains trapped inside tiny, perfectly spherical heads. The programs hew to a philosophy of "Hug First, Then Teach," meaning they encourage a child's development on an emotional, intellectual, social, and physical level. Also essential to their teaching approach is family involvement—when new skills are introduced, the instructors make sure the parents know about the approach and aren't politically opposed to arithmetic.
They rely on their own curriculum, Brain Waves, which takes a neurologically based approach that combines educational lessons with good nutrition, regular sleep schedules, and secure relationships. Additionally, the Brain Waves curriculum helps develop brains with many forms of language (including sign language) and exposure to technology in a controlled environment.
Action Video Service's tech-savvy team assists patrons and Fortune 500 companies alike with video and audio duplication, transfer, and design. When they're not duplicating DVDs and CDs, technicians convert a range of film and photo types—from Betamax and VHS to 16-millimeter and Super 8 movies—into DVDs. They also compile videos and photos into music-accompanied slideshows, digitize 35-millimeter film slides for CD use, encode videos into streamable files, and create MP3s from cassettes, vinyl records, and the sorcerous spirits that bellow out of phonographs. Along with their transferring and assembling skills, Action Video Service's award-winning crew harnesses their video-production and editing know-how to help corporations and legal firms shape video projects and commercials.
I offer a wide range of counseling services including pre-marital and couples counseling using the Prepare/Enrich marital surveys, marriage and family counseling, teen counseling, and group counseling for parents, couples, and pre-teens. My goal is to make therapy as convenient, accessible, and comfortable as possible.