Fishman's Personal Care Cleaners gently refines garments using environmentally friendly techniques. Purify a pair of pants ($9.45+) and a coordinating shirt ($3.40+) before taking them out to dinner, or freshen a soiled suit ($20.60+) or a musty blouse ($4.35+) to make a stellar impression during your big job interview at the Soylent Green factory. Fishman's also cures comforters of long winters spent resting under dozing cats ($26.58+), while removing filth left on rugs ($2+/sq. ft.) from boot soot and yeti tracks. Park in front of the store with confidence, as the lot attendant Kory will guard vehicles during peak hours from any stray bulldozers or misplaced meteors.
Photographer Alix Broadway, hair stylist Naomi Maisey, and makeup artist Shea Ellison have been friends and collaborators on creative projects for years. But it took a client's remarks about the group’s natural chemistry to inspire the women to merge their collective talents into a permanent partnership. Along the way, they filled out their team with the addition of hair stylist and makeup artist Bernice Welacky and post-production assistant Kelley Matley, and today, the Miss Behave Boudoir Photography workday sees the group bouncing ideas off one another as they strive to create unique, sexy shoots that highlight their clients' sultriest sides.
The Miss Behave Team describes their boudoir shoots as both fun and empowering, noting, "It’s like playing dress up with your girlfriends, but way sexier and much more mature.” Their 1,500-square-foot studio boasts a hair-and-makeup room, a lounge area, and interchangeable backgrounds that range from sensuous purple damask walls with velvet curtains to a risqué still frame from March of the Penguins. When not striking a spicy pose on the studio's vintage pink couch or fur rug, clients can unwind in an on-site kitchenette, which they are encouraged to stock with their favourite refreshments.
At Citrus Laser, registered nurses belonging to the Dermatology Nurses Association banish vascular and pigmented lesions with laser skin-rejuvenation treatments. During an initial 15-minute consultation, patients undergo a quick powwow with the laser tech that includes joining a drum circle and a 24-hour patch test to ensure treatment candidacy. Then, in 20- to 35-minute sessions, the skin restorer brandishes photofacial laser technology to scuttle pigmentation such as brown spots and sun damage from view (cannot treat moles), as well as vascular lesions expressed as broken red and purple vessels.
Customers log on to West Canadian Digital Imaging's website to download PhotoConnect, a specialized piece of software that facilitates the creation of custom gallery wraps on both Macs and PCs. Art makers select an image file to import into the program to transform into a 16"x20" or 18"x18" canvas that can showcase family portraits, scenic tableaux, or a baby's first Excel spreadsheet. Mouse cursors move and resize the image into the desired position, and the software can enhance images as well as target red eye. Choose to wrap the photo around the canvases' 0.75-inch bar, or opt for a solid black edge to outline customized masterpieces. Once happy with the layout, canvas creators electronically send their order to West Canadian Digital Imaging, where a trained technician brings imagined designs into physical reality. Finished canvases are ready 7–10 business days after ordering, and available only by pickup from the store, eliminating the wait for long shipping times and awkward small talk between postmen and family portraits.