Ron Haynes and his daughter, Jessie, have built a business from smiling faces. They don't snap yearbook photos or transform dentist gloves into balloon animals. Instead, they helm teeth-whitening shops that brighten smiles in 20 minutes, and since 2005, they have brightened over 50,000 smiles in 6 locations across 4 states up and down the coast. It's within Pro White Teeth Whitening's straightforward walk-up settings, that the Haynes have performed more than 700 treatments a week.
Armed with Beaming White, an FDA-approved teeth-whitening system that pairs a peroxide-based gel with a UV-free LED light, their team of technicians helps clients brighten their choppers with an applicator pen. Cheek retractors expose the teeth so the gel and light reach every inch of enamel. Once the light unites with the gel, coffee, tea, and grass stains begin to vanish. Teeth continue to lighten after the treatment, achieving a color that's 3-5 shades whiter over the course of 24 hours. With proper care, results can last up to 12 months, or roughly the time it takes to adapt the phonebook into a comedic opera.
Fitness goals and capabilities can vary greatly from one gym member to the next. With 2,000 square feet of training space featuring everything from kettlebells and suspension trainers to medicine balls and sandbags, Transcend Fitness & Performance Center is capable of catering to all of its members' individual needs while following their guiding principle: help their members feel different, move different, look different, and play different, within a safe and supportive environment.
The trainers perform initial consultations with new members, designing a customized, results-oriented workout regimen intended to help visitors lose weight, build muscle tone, improve performance, and enhance their quality of life. As members progress, these regimens can be adapted to ensure that they're pushing their limits at a safe pace. Semiprivate sessions are available for members seeking more individualized attention in their daily workout, although the gym also hosts group classes that use metabolism-boosting cardio work or strength-building exercises to improve overall fitness.
Working in the medium of ink and skin, the artists at Black Lotus Tattoo Gallery create custom works of art in a squeaky clean shop. Led by owner Halo, whose portrait-style and freehand work can be viewed here, this crew sends clients home with indelible, one-of-a-kind designs and expertly inserted body jewelry. For those sporting outdated or botched ink, the studio offers Tatt2Away tattoo-removal procedures, which diminish old tats without the use of lasers or giant pink erasers.