Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
Skateboard decks, snowboards, and wakeboards line the walls at 720 Boardshop's two locations, ready to be used on urban, alpine, and aquatic adventures. The shop peddles equipment and apparel from a wide variety of brands, including major suppliers such as DC and Vans as well as local boutiques such as CandyGrind and Fluidium. The staffers go boarding around town themselves, and can help clients select products that will suit their shredding style or predilection for flame decals. The shops' inventory of stylish attire includes street-ready T-shirts and hoodies, outerwear, and life vests.
Head guide Erin Hale has been fly fishing since he was 14-years old. Erin's passion and enthusiasm for the sport has led him to guide anglers of all levels for the past nine years in fly-fishing expeditions and fish in a myriad of locations from Alaska to Belize. Together, he and a team of professional guides lead all-inclusive guided float and wade trips, teaching their clients how to catch more fish along the way. They also lead fly-tying classes and fly-fishing schools, and welcome all students and clients to return and use their store and website as a resource for learning and staying current on new techniques.
Owner Jennifer Schroeder began crafting her own all-natural products in high school and, one career later, now heads a team of skincare mavens who give kitchen chemists the tools to create their own spa experiences. Demonstration lectures form a compact introduction to a single process and leave students with a product sample to take home and touch up aging portraits of great-great-grandparents, and workshops plunge all hands into the fundamentals of gel-based anti-aging serums, exfoliating sugar scrubs, or herbal soaps. The small-group classes focus on practicable skills and include recipes for home use, enabling perpetual plant-based pampering.
The Perfect Touch aims to magnify beauty and boost guests' confidence with a wide range of aesthetic treatments. Teeth-whitening sessions, for example, use an organic hydrogen peroxide gel and LED laser light to undo the effects of years of smoking, wine drinking, or gargling with soy sauce. Gleaming, long-lasting Shellac manicures pamper and beautify hands, and epsom-salt pedicures smooth calluses with a peppermint foot scrub and lavender or cucumber lotion. Paraffin-therapy treatments are available as an add-on to help soothe dry skin and promote better circulation in the fingers and toes.
The dirt eradicators at A&J Mobile Detailers outsmart standard automated washing tunnels by going above and beyond the abilities of robotic scrubbers. As customers take advantage of free Wi-Fi, their team scours every crevice of carpets, coin trays, and dashboards to banish smudges and debris and cleanse the mouths of manner-less talking cars. After their services, vehicles as large as a tour bus and as boat-like as a boat come off the cleaning lot as pristine as the day they emerged from the showroom.