In almost 30 malls sprinkled across four states, Beauty Plus Salon beckons prospective makeover recipients with a fleet of skilled stylists and a colossal selection of professional beauty products. "The beauty industry never slows down," staffers say on Facebook, so "neither do we." That's why mall-goers find Beauty Salon open seven days a week. Between the retail shelves that average 500 nail polish colors, clients get gussied with services that pamper hair, skin, and nails.
Canastota Kart Speedway's slick indoor track and nearly quarter-mile outdoor raceway sing with the sounds of rumbling power from the engines of muscular sprint karts, easy-handling NasKarts, and double-seat Sidewinders. While they chew up asphalt on their way to the checkered flag, the aerodynamic karts remain as safe as they are fast thanks to sturdy roll cages and four-point safety harnesses. Batting cages stand ready for muscles looking to work through prerace warm-ups, and electric kiddy karts and a klaxon-filled arcade keep diminutive drivers entertained. The smell of savory fried fare emanates from the track’s in-house grill, setting the table for postrace refueling or attempts to engineer karts that run solely on french fries.
At Dazzle, staffers rely on their eye for style, scrutinizing each of the tees, jewelry, scarves, and purses before allowing it to grace their shelves. An eclectic inventory outfits ladies of all ages and styles, ranging from edgy bracelets crafted in paracord for tweens to DaVinci beaded necklaces for conservative shoppers. Like a tree's favorite outfit, the shop's inventory changes with the seasons, drawing browsers back to check for unexpected gifts or rare accessories.
Like many teenagers, Chelsea Shorney loved putting on makeup in high school, according to the Eagle Bulletin. But unlike most teens, her passion for beauty and healthy skin was so great, it led her to move to New York City after graduation. While studying at the Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics, she lived in a YMCA and soldiered on despite the deprecating remarks of others––many people said they wouldn't trust her to treat their skin because she was so young.
Frustrated, but not deterred, Chelsea earned her aesthetician's license when she was just 18, and was her own boss by age 22. Today at Chelsea's Esthetic Boutique, this young but determined business owner tailors her treatments to each client's skin type, doling out facials, microdermabrasion, and LED light therapy with a level of professionalism usually reserved for business owners twice her age. And, to deepen her knowledge of her craft even further, she also completed the I-TEC course, which allows her to practice and converse with faces in 30 different countries.