See Spot Go Window Cleaning’s founders, Corey and Eddie Nathan, know how to keep windows spotless. They owned and operated their first window-cleaning business while in college, a venture that ran for eight years. They sold the business when Corey bid adieu to the shores of New Jersey to move across the country to California. Soon after, the duo created another washing service based on the same high standards of customer service as the first. Now, along with other family members and friends, they traverse the hills of Santa Clarita Valley, cleansing windows in one- and two-story buildings, saving homeowners and businesses the need to yell provoking insults to passing rainclouds.
In an effort to combat the detached and repetitive vibe of most gyms, owner and personal trainer Tony Velasco and his team make personalization Afterburn Fitness's top priority. All members enjoy tailored treatments from highly skilled staff members, who continually gauge client fitness levels with body composition tests and nutritional evaluations. Instead of letting guests loose into rooms filled with dumbbells and jump ropes, Afterburn carefully cultivates every member's fitness path by creating a combination of challenging classes. The content of each class shifts depending on different goals, but participants can expect to hoist tires, battling ropes, and boxing gloves in progressive routines that keep muscles thoroughly confused, like someone reading Finnegan’s Wake upside down. Guidelines for healthier eating and helpful supplements accompany each exercise program to create a body-sculpting regimen that has been featured on KCAL's The Best of Southern California.
Dogs and humans have a lot of the same needs. They both eat several times a day, sleep every night, and prefer to bathe in their home's driveway. That's where So Cal Grooming comes in. The company dispatches eco-friendly trucks direct to doorsteps for onsite pet grooming. Each vehicle is powered by inverters and solar panels and holds up to 40 gallons of clean, warm water. A manually operated hydraulic grooming table raises and lowers to accommodate all sizes and breeds and allow the groomer to work at a comfortable height. Dog facials and flea baths are also available.
Flair Cleaners expunges grime and beautifies wardrobes with a full array of textile-coddling services. The shop’s eco-sensitive dry cleaning safely freshens pants ($6.25 and up), skirts (from $6.25), suits (from $14.15), and cherished childhood Scarface snuggle blankets, leaving fabric friends sparkling and unharmed. Wedding dresses receive tender care at the hands of Flair Cleaners’ cloth cognoscenti, and an acid-free storage box ensures each gown's continued pristine condition. Skilled tailors stand at the ready to perform alterations and repairs. Flair Cleaners, with more than 50 years in business, further adheres to its green philosophy by offering recycling programs for customers’ hangers and plastic garment bags. Customers can opt to escort garments home inside the recyclable, washable Better Bag ($6 for one, $10 for two), ensuring protection from rain, asteroids, and roving mannequins on the hunt for new threads.
An accomplished actor and director whose clients have included Jenna Elfman and Bianca Lawson (“Pretty Little Liars”), Gloria Gifford unlocks the thespian in mild-mannered men and women through an eight-hour intensive workshop ideal for professionals and amateurs alike. Gifford distills complex acting jargon into easily digestible instructions, such as a heated beaker haunted by Laurence Oliver, igniting her students’ inspiration and instilling added confidence. The two sessions are also attended by special guest speaker Allan Miller, a stagecraft shaman who teaches professional actors to attack auditions with fervor and theater enthusiasts to incorporate prat falls and stage tears into talks with their children and sales negotiations. Even if students have little interest in taking to the theater professionally, Gifford’s central lesson of finding the love in one’s work pays dividends in almost any profession, encouraging participants to use themselves to book the jobs of their dreams.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People encourages subjects to arrive 15 minutes early to the shoot and offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Under the gleam of black lights, even teeth glow luminously, exposing the smiles of adventure-seekers as they putt mini-golf balls or set high-score records on arcade games at Fin's Glow Zone. The mini-golf course’s 18 holes come to life under glowing depictions of pirates, treasure, and spooky aquatic creatures such as sharks, giant octopi, and scuba-diving Bengal tigers. Inside the Balladium Ball Blaster, players compete for points amid a volley of foam balls throughout the neon playground. The private party room at Fin's hosts birthday celebrations, which can include pizza, arcade tokens, and trick candles that can only be extinguished after being doused in a gallon of milk.