CleanTeam dispatches cleaners to begrimed abodes to apply eco-friendly cleaning products over the course of a three-hour scouring session. The trained filth fighters don shoe covers upon request and face off against grunge with potent cleansers and powerful vacuums, slurping up dirt and discarded peanut shells scattered throughout residences. A 35-step cleaning process leaves no nook unscrubbed, starting with the sanitization of bathtubs, toilets, and underfoot tiles and then swapping out sponges to take on cluttered kitchen counters and gunk ingrained in microwaves.
The sounds of slap shots and blades carving the ice resound through Big Bear Ice Arena as it sets the stage for visitors participating in hockey, figure skating, and a host of other games. Hockey programs for kids and adults follow the rules and regulations set forth by USA Hockey, which allows slap shots but not checking or doing burnouts in a Zamboni. When pucks aren't careening from board to board, figure skaters can glide out onto the ice for programs that range from a Learn to Skate class to competitive team events. Less competitive patrons, meanwhile, can log their time on the ice through games such as bandy and broomball or casual open skates.
Picture poet Alan Hill knows that who you are is a combination of appearance and actions. He will work with you to craft situations, poses, and expressions that convey personality, verve, and the joy of marriage. A "Trash the Dress" session preserves the intention in your vows while distressing your dress in an act akin to Hendrix introducing his beloved guitar to the stage floor. Make clear how much you've fallen in love by posing in a waist-deep lagoon or thrashing through a muddy mountain bike trail in a flowing, formerly white dress.
Manhattan Elite Prep's staff of teachers and consultants carries firsthand experience navigating the complicated labyrinth of school admissions. Some were students whose high test scores and poignant essays got them into top PhD and Ivy League MBA programs. Some consultants served on admissions committees of coveted schools and know what experience, qualities, and acrobatic feats make student applications stand out. Now, this team of insiders at a firm with more than 10 years of experience pools its knowledge to help students who are serious about acing tests and placing in their top schools. They emphasize efficiency, packing as much information as they can into the time allotted, and exceeding beyond minimum requirements. Courses covering entrance tests teach students to work smarter, ruling out wrong answers and budgeting their time wisely, and essay consultants pare down applications to deliver rich content in a limited word count. Customers may complete classes online or interact in-person with their instructors as well as fellow students.
Carma, one of the steady-handed stylists at Salon Phoenix, employs American Crew, Pureology, and L'Oreal Professional products, along with precise snips of the scissors, to gift clients new, flattering haircuts. Through Carma's salon services, men and women can acquire new 'dos, trade faded hair color for vibrant new hues, infuse strength into distressed locks, or brandish curls and braids strong enough to double as climbing rope.
For interior designer Romanca Mohan of Rmspacez, even just starting a project is a multi-step process. First, she helps her client—a homeowner or renter, a restaurant owner, or an office tenant—draft a mission statement. (Romanca is a big believer in mission statements; her own mission, she says "is to make the world a beautiful place, using all human senses as references to ensure quality custom design.") Next, the client makes a "mind map" to hone in on key words and concepts, and to show where in their brain they've stashed gold coins. What follows is an organized system of brainstorming, goal building and review, and project planning—and that's before the makeover even starts.