Every car is different, but they all look good after a fresh wash. The technicians at South Beach Auto Spa keep that in mind, delivering expert detailing services while taking the extra steps needed to protect vehicles. On top of traditional hand wash and wax services, the staff offers three- and five-stage polishing that buffs out nicks, scratches, water spots, or hood paintings of Princess Leia. Techs even use different wash sponges on the wheels than on the body, ensuring that sponges don't pick up the brake dust that can scratch a car's paint finish.
One of only a few local shops lucky enough to carry 3M products, South Beach Auto Spa also protects auto interiors with tint-installation services. Customers can gauge the potential appearance of different tinting films through a simulator, opting for color-stable, crystalline, or premium films. All tinting films are digitally cut using software and a Roland plotter, and help fend off UV rays and adverse temperatures while increasing each auto's security and appearance.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.”
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand’s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
For more than 25 years, the authorized 3M window-tinting experts at MoonShadow Window Tinting have masked cars in decorative and protective window tints that tote the Skin Cancer Foundation's seal of recommendation. They wrap windows in 3M FX HP hybrid films, engineered to maintain visibility while still rejecting up to 55% of incoming heat and up to half of light. Interiors can be outfitted with NOC Vinyl covers, which protect dashboards while maintaining the aesthetic integrity of interior wood-grain or carbon-fiber designs. Additionally, car bodies can be wrapped in NanoShield protective covers, which block debris, gravel, and other dangers from the car’s body to prevent damage to its paint or self-esteem.
Donna LiAne's journey into the world of hairstyling began with a teenage hair disaster. Luckily, she found a friendly stylist who corrected her botched do' and inspired her to make a difference in how people feel about themselves. Her new look made her feel so good that she was inspired to give others that same feeling, and with that, her salon education began. Many years later, Donna LiAne continues to flaunt her veteran talents with services that range from haircuts and highlights to skincare treatments and nail services.
Donna LiAne's team of beautification specialists includes daughter Ashley Liane and fellow stylist Karlee. The three ladies love pampering small groups with the variety of services the salon has to offer. Along with nourishing the scalp for long-lasting hair health, they can craft flattering cuts, pump up radiance with a clear or color gloss treatment, or even grant other victims of at-home dye jobs with thorough color-correction procedures.A variety of facials and body wraps leave both male and female forms purified and hydrated, while deluxe manicures and pedicures refine digits with elegant layers of polish and eye popping nail art. They can also remove unwanted hair with applications of warm wax or organic sugar and add drama to eyes with individual lash extensions.
DFW Drive Your Dream grants rubber-burners the opportunity to pilot the industry’s most celebrated sports cars on predetermined routes. Drivers can strap in to experience the massive 400-horsepower motor of the Ferrari 360 Spider, which vibrates with barely tamed power as it climbs to speeds nearing 180 mph. The Gallardo streaks around hairpin turns with all-wheel-drive tires propelled by a 5-liter V10 engine. Ferrari's 483-horsepower F430 has the potential to reach speeds of up to 200 mph, and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster is equipped with an automatic paddleshift gearbox and produces 379 horsepower, or roughly 95 stagecoaches, from a 4.3-liter V8 engine. Top up or top down, the Vantage Roadster maintains its sleek Aston Martin design, earning its place among the iconic cars of today.
Mister HotShine protects engines and exteriors alike with a variety of oil-change services that include a complimentary environmentally conscious car wash. A full-service oil change replaces the vehicle's weary lifeblood with up to 5 quarts of Mobil Special or fully synthetic Mobil 1 oil in about 15 minutes. As the transfusion transpires, technicians perform an 18-point service inspection, replace the oil filter, and top off the transmission fluid. Vehicles then hit the showers for a free wash, during which a reclaim process treats and re-uses water when possible to reduce waste.