Signature Service: Eyelash extensions customized just for you
Brands Used: JB, among other top brands, and medical-grade adhesive
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: We excel in creating the look you desire. Bring a picture of your ideal lashes to helps us create it
"I love that surprised look that a new client gets when they first see the eyelashes on," says Katie, owner of Inspirexoxo. "Clients always comment [on] how natural and pretty they look without feeling like they are too done up." She often encourages people to bring in photographs of their ideal lashes or look, so she can emulate it.
Eyelash extensions aren't the only service that Katie and her staff offer, though. She and her team also wax away unwanted facial hair, soothe skin with organic facials, and even run a little boutique with clothing and jewelry. She likes to give her customers lots of reasons to return. "We have the best clients," she says, "They are more like friends."
The drumroll of corn being popped or devoured constantly resounds through air scented with butter, cinnamon, caramel, and curry at Cornucopia Popcorn Creations. The crew embellishes popcorn with more than 30 unique flavors, which are divided into four basic categories: candied, chocolate, seasoned, and vegan. The list includes everything from basic butter or cheese popcorn to snacks reminiscent of Red Hots or s?mores as well as dill-pickle popcorn that the Austin Chronicle called ?amazing.? Like the spark plugs of your rival?s car, the creative munchies can be packed into decorative bags and tins to make an ideal gift.
In February 2014, Cornucopia Popcorn Creations moved from The Drag to new Hyde Park digs, where visitors can take advantage of ample parking as they drop in to sample ever-changing seasonal flavors.
Pride Socks evokes the carefree adventures of childhood while facilitating proud self-expression with a whimsically striped array of tube socks. Available in a variety of color combinations, from spectrum-spanning rainbow designs to mismatched split-rainbow pairs, the socks splash colorful accents under shorts, atop sneakers, or concealed beneath nostalgic layers of petticoats. The kaleidoscopic foot-covers stretch from ankle ($6) to knee ($7) or climb up thighs ($8). Diminutive pairs cloak the lower limbs of babies in color like a handshake from a finger painter ($7), and style-savvy owners may doll up the paws of their pets. Tall tube socks boast a blend of 75% ring-spun cotton, and the low-cut athletic crew socks coalesce olefin, polyester, spandex, and nylon into comfortable sheaths for toesies. Lengths run from ankle to thigh-high, with all sizes and styles available in white and select sizes and styles available in black. All of the cozy varieties are locally designed and made in the United States.
At Turtle Dragon Health Services, four licensed practitioners apply their healing hands to guests while administering traditional Chinese medicine. In addition to providing acupuncture, the clinic also sells tea, feng shui supplies, and Asian antiquities. Turtle Dragon also stocks a veritable bounty of Chinese medicine, such as 600 types of raw herbs, 300 kinds of patented herbal formulas, and three boxes full of the sound of one hand clapping.
"Anybody can paint," declares Vanessa Huff, the owner of Art & Soul. And she knows what she's talking about. The longtime artist has been teaching art to children for years and has branched out into leading art classes for all ages at her new studio. Along with her staff, she instructs students on various painting techniques such as shading and contouring, and introduces them to color theory, which is the theory that colors exist. During hands-on sessions, youngsters learn to express themselves through art projects while adults create their own renderings of paintings while sipping on wine during step-by-step instruction.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigour with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to U.S. EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.