Now that the hubbub of the Christmas season is behind us and the glamour of New Years Eve (at home in PJ’s with a movie perhaps?) is history, many of us are daydreaming of a little pick me up.
Manicures, pedicures, spa days or a change of hairstyle may be just the ticket!
This past weekend I visited a unique small business in Bracebridge which offered an opportunity to fluff and polish. It’s a self-serve location as well, open 24 hours!
Upon walking through the door, in plain view is a metered timer – make your selection on the dial and drop in either the One Dollar or Two Dollar coins. The choices are Oatmeal Shampoo, Rinse, Conditioner, an intense Extra to eliminate strong smells, and then the blow dryer – which incidentally blows cool so as not to cause skin irritation. If you need more time to complete the tasks or repeat, just insert more coin!
A stainless steel tub is easily accessed up a slight rubber-coated incline – no slips or falls, and there’s even a tether to latch onto for anxious participants! The whole process from start to finish takes about 5 to seven minutes, not including nails of course, and the set-up is convenient for all shapes and sizes.
First timers have no need to feel anxious, they can enjoy the pampering and exit wrapped in a big towel! The Smelly DogWash is located on Ecclestone Drive near the Esso™ gas bar on the way into town.
It’s an amusing opportunity to pamper your pooch – like humans they need a little TLC on occasion to make them feel “in the pink” of perfection!