Colorful flower arrangements and golden-oak wood tones brighten the styling stations at International Beauty Education Center II, where students carefully perform services as they work toward cosmetology, manicuring, and aesthetician licenses. With intensive study of the beauty industry and a fresh perspective on new trends, the students are able to avoid accidentally giving clients the hairdos of the Founding Fathers. They perform waxing treatments, manicures, haircuts, and skin-cleansing services. Treatments include anti-aging facials, tangerine-escape manicures, and chocolate-mint-mousse spa pedicures.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. Camps and after-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
The Lincoln Center is a 29,000-square-foot art-deco facility housing ballrooms and meeting halls ideal for weddings, galas, awards ceremonies, and other events. The center has six varying and multifunctional rooms, ranging from 200-person ballrooms to libraries and art galleries.
For weddings, the staff can take care of floral arrangements and catering, while corporate event planners use stage lighting, audio-visual services, and Ozzy Osbourne to make quarterly profit reports more exciting. The stylish ballrooms are put to good use with events such as the Bling! in the New Year party and a beer showcase sponsored by New Belgium Brewery.
His name is Bob. Beta Bob, to be precise, but guests also know him as Regal Veterinary Clinic’s resident pet and powder-room attendant. And though he might be a fish, he's also the smallest of the skilled professionals keeping things running neatly and smoothly at this small animal practice nestled within the Lincoln Heights Shopping Center.
Everyday the clinic’s dedicated staff—led by owner and veterinarian Dr. Melinda Watterson—sees handfuls of patients, from cats and dogs to pocket pets, such as hamsters, rabbits, ferrets, and teacup rhinos. Routine vaccines and microchipping keep critters healthy and safe, and services such as chemotherapy and surgery help heal ailing four-legged friends. Along with two separate treatment rooms for cats and dogs, the clinic is also outfitted with an in-house laboratory, and a fully-stocked onsite pharmacy ensures pets get their medication when they need it.
Cupid Photobooth adds another level of excitement to festivities such as birthdays, weddings, and corporate functions with photo-booth rental packages. The 5'x7' picture nooks accommodate groups of party-goers, whose photo strips are delivered quickly thanks to custom printers. Onsite attendants keep the booths operating smoothly, and ensure on-time delivery, setup, and take down. Each rental package comes with a flash drive containing all the pictures from the event. Extra add-ons such as scrapbooks create lasting memories, as do wearable props that can make silly pictures even sillier.