Afford MD corals a team of licensed, certified doctors and physicians into a virtual, online cache of health professionals. The team dispenses medical information vie telephone, secure email, and live streaming video, allowing customers to consult with a doctor without going to a doctor’s office or crashing a med school graduation party. Afford MD is designed for non-urgent medical care, allowing doctors to discuss symptoms, diagnose conditions, and offer treatment options.
Carrie Rezabek Dorr founded Pure Barre in 2001, and it has since grown its low-impact, high-intensity, ballet-inspired workouts to locations across the country. Certified Pilates instructor Carrie Bristol—who has an MA in French language and culture—operates the Ann Arbor location. Here, she welcomes students to a total-body workout that blends isometric exercise with therapeutic stretching to burn fat and build lean muscle mass. Although a soundtrack of upbeat music lends rhythm to each session, the absence of jumping, bouncing, and jack-hammering prevents damage to joints. The only equipment is a ballet barre used for stability and the meditative focus that turns a single hour into a boon for the body's health.
Orthodontia has come a long way from the crude metal bands and catgut used in some of the earliest teeth-straightening systems, and the team at Dentalville fully takes advantage of modern technology. Beyond traditional braces, the doctors straighten teeth with both fixed and removable appliances. Three types of clear braces, such as Invisalign and Essix, adjust teeth while remaining virtually invisible. Similarly, Incognito braces hide on the back of the teeth, straightening them without cutting your lips while you smile or head butt a wall. Patients whose orthodontia has to show itself can expedite the process by up to 40% with SureSmile and up to four times with Wilckodontics braces.
Owner Glen Toussaint heads a crew of technicians with nearly 40 years of combined floor-cleaning experience. That! Cleaning Services uses a signature process that combines a pretreating scrub with hot-steam extraction to deeply clean carpets, tile or vinyl floors, and indoor flowerbeds. Crews also clean upholstery, windows, tile, and grout at commercial and residential properties.
In the battle against unwanted hair, the aestheticians at Wax In The City are fully equipped to eliminate wayward follicles from a variety of bodily surfaces. Hirsute patrons can select from the bountiful menu of fuzz-removal areas, including the underarms, for more confident high-fives ($20 for women, $25 for men), or the chin, for a smoother surface on which to apply a fake beard ($8 for women, $12 for men). In a private salon room, strand-strippers can banish hair fibers from the stomach ($20), sharpen sideburns ($15 for women, $25 for men), or reinstate a curvaceous shape to eyebrows ($16 for women, $20 for men). Wax In The City's aestheticians recommend 1/4 inch of growth before each hair-harvest session to ensure a proper grip on follicles and to prevent missed hairs from forming images of Elvis.
Owners can please pups with myriad collars and leashes, bandanas, and bedding available from Kiss My Mutt, an upscale, eco-friendly designer line of pet products and apparel. Let sleeping dogs lie about once sleeping on an air mattress thanks to the grey knot garden luxury bed, which is handcrafted in the United States, made with recycled materials and organic fibers, and available in three sizes and colors ($68–$108).