From cleaning rugs to giving luxurious manicure, pedicures and long lasting spray tans, two new Marietta businesses hope to offer local residents an array of upscale services.
The Bronze Studio, which opened Sept. 7 on Front Street is the newest and most luxurious tanning and nail salon in the area, said owner Kayleigh Oates.
Oates, a Marietta native, spent several years out of the area with her husband who is a veteran of the Marine Corps. When the couple recently moved back to the area, she noticed a void, and decided to fill it herself, she said.
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Kerri Theiss, right, preps owner Kayleigh Oates for a pedicure in the studio’s top of the line pedicure station.
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Tom Sherman, co-owner of The Olde World Rug Washing Company, shows off some of the special equipment used in the rug cleaning process.
"This town was in dire need of a clean, upscale tanning and nail salon," said Oates.
When building her business, Oates said she wanted to make sure all of her equipment and procedures were the best the industry had to offer. She is particularly proud of her spray tanning booth, which her husband and father custom built for her.
"People come in and are really wowed by it. Most places if you go to get a spray tan, it is just a pop up tent," said Oates.
Located at 216 Front St., Marietta.
Opened Sept. 7.
Contact at 336-7016, www.the-bronze-studio.com, or on Facebook.
The Olde World Rug Washing Company
Located at 276 BF Goodrich Road.
Operational since June 1.
Grand opening Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact at 373-3470, www.owrwmov.com, or on Facebook
The procedure is also an improvement on classic spray tanning techniques. The applicator puts out heat, meaning the skin's pores open up, meaning a more even and longer lasting tan. In addition, the Evolv heated spray tanning system allows Oates to customize the vitamin enhanced bronzing formula for each customer.
In addition, the studio's Ovation and Solar Force beds offer quick, powerful tans for customers who want to get in and out quickly, said Oates.
The Bronze Studio also prides itself on being on top of the newest offerings in nail and beauty methods. They offer acrylic nails, gel and Shellac polishes, and techniques like Rockstar nails, duck feet nails and caviar nails.
Soon, the studio will also offer Lavish Lashes and eyebrow threading, said Oates. Lavish Lashes are eyelash extensions that last seven to nine weeks. Eyebrow threading is a technique, not just for eyebrow hair, that removes unwanted hair quickly and relatively painlessly, said Oates.
The studio also plans on making itself available for special events such as birthday parties and will have special packages for groups, such as sororities and bridal parties.
For more information on The Bronze Studio visit www.the-bronze-studio.com or find their page on Facebook.
Olde World Rug
Located on BF Goodrich Road in Oak Grove, The Olde World Rug Washing Company is already drawing in a grateful clientele.
"This is the perfect place to start this franchise, here in an old river-based community like Marietta," said Tom Sherman, who co-owns the business with Andy and Adam Fenton.
Sherman recently followed his heart to Marietta, after meeting and falling in love with a "local maiden" online. Sherman, who also owns and operated Professional Carpet System, noticed that a lot of his clients had antique and valuable rugs that they had no way of cleaning.
"People who have had their carpets cleaned have often learned lessons the hard way about letting carpet cleaners clean their rugs," said Sherman.
Rugs need to be completely submerged in water to really get rid of stains and smells, said Sherman.
So Sherman partnered with the Fentons, who also own Vogue Swift Cleaners, and built an ideal rug cleaning environment, including a pool with ozonated water, which offers cleaning and disinfecting powers 50 times more powerful than bleach. A state of the art rug duster and drying facilities are also on location.
The Olde World Rug Washing Company is the first of its franchise to open, and as a result, future franchises from Canada to New Jersey to Colorado, have been visiting the Marietta location to learn the techniques and processes used to clean and preserve the rugs, which can range in price all the way up to $20,000, said Sherman.
The Olde World Rug Washing Company is on Facebook and can also be found online at www.owrwmov.com.
A third new business will be opening soon in the Lafayette Shopping Center, the Shogun Sushi and Hibachi restaurant. Though no opening date has been set, Casey Knowlton of the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau said he thinks it will be a great addition to Marietta's dining options.
"Any time there is a new business coming into the area it is great for everyone. It is certainly another feature we're able to promote," said Knowlton.