The T-shirt. Pinnacle of comfort, paragon of laid-back style, and proof that you have, in fact, been there and done that. The professionals at All American T-Shirt Printers honor these timeless pieces of apparel by emblazoning them with graphics and lettering customized by their clients. Each tee—made by manufacturers including Champion, Hanes, and Gildan—comes in a variety of sizes and colors, making complex orders a snap. In addition, the shop also stocks a variety of other print-ready items, including aprons, tank tops, and scrubs.
Regardless of which of the hundreds of Target Portrait Studio locations you meander into, you can always count on a similar experience. Tucked into Target retail locations throughout the nation, each studio boasts a staff of professional photographers, premium lighting equipment, and advanced digital cameras. The seasoned crew takes pains to customize photo sessions to suit each customer's vision, setting up desired backgrounds and props before guiding families and high-school seniors through a mélange of poses. Afterward, customers will work with a professional to personalize their portraits with different special effects and styles, such as black and white or sepia tone. They then pick up their physical portraits at the studio in 7–10 days. If they don't feel like holding their breath that long to see the final products, they can access the images in an online gallery within 24 hours of the session, at which point they can order extra prints for gifts, collages, and greeting cards.
It's rarely a good idea to indulge dogs with cookies and cakes—unless those cookies and cakes are made specifically for them. That's exactly the case at The Paws of Nature, where owner Kirsten bakes homemade treats for pups. Kirsten and her friend, Michele, had the idea to create a neighborhood pet store with a twist. Today, the twist they envisioned comes in several forms, such as community education programs, conveniently designed self-serve washing stations, and a stock of healthier food choices for pets—including, of course, baked goodies.
At Everlasting Beauty Med Spa, skilled aestheticians wield Theraderm, Dermalogica, and BareMinerals products to refine pores, firm up skin, and help enhance beauty. In addition to five kinds of massage, they also perform FDA-approved VelaShape body-contouring treatments, which target cellulite with noninvasive infrared-light energy. VelaShape is said to diminish waistlines and slim thighs without the aid of a concave mirror.
At Faces Haircutters, stylists use Redken, Pureology, and Brocato to primp 'dos for weddings, proms, and other special occasions. But they also create a welcoming environment where women, men, and children of all ages can come get their hair cut, colored, or styled, even if they're not headed for the red carpet. It helps that these stylists stay sharp through continuing education, allowing them get the most out of their top-shelf products. An impressive 40 years have passed since the salon opened its doors, so it's possible the doors won't close anymore.
For more than 88 years, the lamplighters at Capitol Lighting have illuminated homes with attractive fixtures in styles ranging from French country to Art Deco. More than 500,000 products, including bright lamps and bulbs from Corbett Lighting, Schonbek, Hudson Valley, and Savoy House, await their opportunity to banish darkness and beautify home spaces ranging from dining room ceilings to outdoor paths. Beyond bulbs in all shapes and sizes, Capitol also carries a vast selection of home accessories, such as hallway mirrors that give residents a final chance to ensure their antennas are hidden before leaving the house.