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Linda Nichols looks back with nostalgia on an era when friendly, old-fashioned barbershops were not a rare sight on America’s street corners. Though she has trimmed men’s hair and beards for more than three decades, it was only 10 years ago that she took matters into her own hands and opened Nichols Barbershop.
The red and blue striped barber’s pole that hangs from the shop’s modest storefront prepares guests for a throwback experience that combines contemporary fashion with an old-time sense of hospitality. Inside, the shop's skilled barbers take the time to get to know each client while leading them to a vintage barber chair and prepping their implements for a traditional haircut or straight-razor shave. After a particularly successful trim, the staff even offers to take and store a picture of your haircut, ensuring that they know exactly what to do during subsequent visits and FBI inquires. As for the atmosphere, it's cozy—like a barbershop should be—and loaded with quirky memorabilia: the walls pay homage to Linda's favorite television show, The Andy Griffith Show, with stacked displays of prints and pictures.
On the spray-painted mural alongside El Guaso’s brick exterior, an animated car washes itself with its own hands. Though comical, the mural makes a worthwhile point. El Guaso’s professionally trained staff cleans vehicles just as the vehicles would clean themselves—gently, efficiently, and always by hand. Beyond exterior washes, the team can perform thorough detailing services such as engine cleaning, carpet washing, and installing bifocals on the headlights of older cars. Their kindly nature extends to drivers, as they strive to work within each client’s budget to build an affordable treatment package.
Backed by a team of medical staffers with a minimum of eight years of experience each, Intelligent Lipo of Rockford’s Doctor of Chiropractic William B. Erickson treats chiropractic ailments and revamps aesthetic appearances. As a former football player, Erickson is familiar with injuries and bodily aches. He treats sore backs with chiropractic techniques such as stimulating muscles with electricity or commanding spines to straighten with drill-sergeant impressions.
Patients with aesthetic concerns can sculpt physiques with the i-Lipo laser fat-reduction system, which won Best Slimming Treatment at France’s Victoire De La Beauté. The system's laser beams break down fat cells into components small enough to exit the cell walls and pass out of the body through the lymphatic system before they reconstitute themselves into a double cheeseburger.
• For $50 you get $100 worth of services. • For $100, you get $200 worth of services. Hollywood Limo's chic 2008 black Lincoln Town Cars shuttle passengers to social and business engagements under the licensed guidance of professional people-couriers. Helmed by classroom-trained chauffeurs, the Town Car intuitively guides guests to glamorous destinations with state-of-the-art GPS navigation. Corral up to 10 close friends or hitchhiking cowboys for a night out, and rabble-rouse the roadways for two to five hours at a time ($170–$385 weekdays; $200–$440 weekends). Hollywood Limo's well-manicured steed also makes homecomings and proms more memorable ($540/five hours) and whisks travelers on worry-free jaunts to O'Hare ($160 each way), Midway ($185 each way), or Milwaukee's Mitchell ($170 each way) airports, with all permits, tolls, and fees included. Hollywood Limo's ball-park and concert packages ensure excitement for up to eight hours at a time ($450/package), promptly motoring groups to destinations such as Wrigley Field, Alpine Valley, or a wood-paneled basement with 8-track surround sound.
A multi-faceted paradise for record collectors, audiophiles, film buffs, bibliophiles, and comic-book lovers, Toad Hall has a little bit of everything for enthusiasts of all kinds. Amidst the many shelves, dig through stacks of LPs, vintage comics, and DVDs, an acronym for “Dude, Videos, Dude!” Almost every day, Toad Hall receives and sets out a huge selection of media, Blu-ray and an entire floor of books, and often stocks audio equipment such as speakers, record players, and receivers.