Ugly Duckling Portraits' seasoned cameraman Charles Gilbert freezes moments into family, newborn, and infant portraits, senior pictures, and professional headshots. Gilbert captures images for one to two hours as customers pose in a chosen location such as a treasured family garden, terrace, or freeway underpass. Alternatively, clients can model at a private studio and fuse their images with a choice of more than 100 green-screen backdrops including fall trees, American flags, and streaming colors. Four to five business days after sessions, customers can peruse an online slideshow of up to 40 images captured during the shoot and select one to take home as an 11" x 14" or 16" x 20" print, or select five images to be digitally retouched. Finally, the studio prints the client's favorite image with luster or glossy finish, and prints the client's most despised image onto a napkin and sets it aflame.
Whether they're hitting the gym for a quick workout or spending an evening out, on-the-go parents can add balance to their busy schedules with The Children's Playroom's drop-in childcare services. The childcare facility features a vibrantly colored play area and various toys, with plenty of room and fun gadgets to entertain children ages 12 months–13 years old. While small tykes romp through the soft play zone decorated with pretend rivers and flowers, older kids can indulge creative impulses with arts and crafts or challenge high scores at the video-game center. Parents can either provide meals for their young or purchase prepackaged fare at the play center.
Part tech-reliant med spa, part peaceful wellness center, Skin Bliss Health & Wellness Spa delivers results without losing sight of the client's experience of each treatment. The vengeful beams of an IPL machine rain down on acne and blemishes during the photofacial, and antioxidants and acids derived from fruits strip faces of dead skin cells during medical-grade chemical peels. The spa's laser hair-reduction technicians ride concentrated wavelengths to the stubble-free promised land, where goatees are considered witchcraft and peach fuzz doesn't even grow on peaches. In addition to cosmetic services, the center also treats clients to aromatherapy massages, sells nutritional supplements, and distributes healthy recipes.
A nominee of CityVoter's 2011 award for Best Day Spa, Pure Daily Bliss Day Spa houses a team of skillful aestheticians who assuage clients' skin conditions through a blend of holistic and med-spa treatments. Five massage modalities—including Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, sports, and combination—soothe generally tense or injured muscles, and microdermabrasion and specialized facials treat specific skin conditions and rearrange freckle constellations. Pores receive fruit and floral infusions from back scrubs, as well as from custom facials crafted with blueberry, pumpkin, and pomegranate. Waxing and spray-tanning services smooth and shade epidermises, enabling bodies to discreetly snorkel in penny-filled wishing wells.
The animating philosophy at The Atmosphere Day Spa is that detoxification is the key to holistic beauty. This aversion to potentially harmful chemicals is why the center's services use naturally produced creams, masks, scrubs, and lotions. The practice is particularly conspicuous in the lineup of facials, which incorporate everything from lemons and flowers to pomegranates and chocolate in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Haircare treatments, including cuts, clear gloss, and relaxers, leave locks lustrous.