Owner Marcy Lanier and her crew of stylists take pride in creating the right cut and color for each of their clients at Willows Dream. During appointments, they apply their collective creative energy to help each person look and feel their best with a hairdo that flatters both their face shape and personality. Meanwhile, the team's aesthetician, Ginger, tends to the rest of the body's beauty needs, performing quick waxing treatments, vegan mani-pedis, and Xtreme Lashes eyelash applications. Her caring, professional touch has resulted in regular clients, and even earned her a spot on Mountain Xpress' Best of WNC 2012 list.
After treatments, guests can peruse the inviting gift boutique, a destination in itself, which is stocked with whimsical accessories, jewelry, local art, and high-quality hair products.
Tint Solutions specializes in tinting the windows of vehicles, residential buildings, and commercial properties. They carry films from name-brand producers and professionally install them to reduce heat, boost privacy, and lower energy bills. Technicians can also detail cars and armor them in a paint-protection film, an invisible shield that reduces nicks and scratches on the finish.
Precision Detailing & Auto Shine spiffs up all shapes and sizes of vehicles with an array of washing packages. The 4.5-hour Ultimate Deluxe Package bestows bumper-to-bumper beautification on cars. A personal hand wash and dry shines the auto's armor, while tires are degreased, fender wells receive a restorative paint job, and oxidation and minor scratches are obliterated with an external compound buff. Improve the interiors with a thorough shampoo of the floors, seats, door jambs, nooks, and crannies, uncovering priceless gold doubloons and missing pets in the process. The motor is also specially shined to evict freeloading dust bunnies and exorcise lingering motor-oil ghosts.
Attention 2 Detail’s licensed and insured technicians travel to clients’ homes and offices, washing and detailing vehicles on their home turf. Since traditional hand washes waste up to 100 gallons of water and often devolve into tragic hose fights, the staff cleans cars without water. They shine rims and wheels with environmentally friendly, biodegradable products, and vacuum sullied floor mats as they shield leather and upholstery from spills with protective conditioning.
Happy Car Express Wash revives dingy roadsters with three-minute, high-pressure baths in automatic car-wash bays. Under the guidance of helpful attendants, customers steer vehicles into wide washing stations for a Hip & Happy bath complete with triple-foam polish, underbody scrub, and a stylish up-do. As customers sit in the dry comfort of their car, jets of pressurized water target caked-on grime on the car exterior, and a glaze of tire shine brings out each road donut's glossy midnight sheen and helps prevent cracking, fading, and hardening of the treaded rubber. After a windy pass under turbo dryers, autos can cruise over to one of 12 complimentary DIY vacuuming stations to cleanse interiors of crumbs before they spontaneously generate back into cognizant PB&Js.
"Car detailing is an art," according to Small Change's vehicular professionals, and this philosophy is backed up by their fastidious attention to detail and devotion to customer education. On location or at their headquarters, the technicians not only hand wash, wax, vacuum, and squeegee, but consult with customers post-treatment on best practices for keeping autos glossy and clean. Treatments are available individually or in packages, and a budget-conscious membership plan helps customers quit the necessity of getting only a quarter of their vehicle cleaned per visit.