Brooklyn Ries and Danielle Craft thought long and hard before choosing a name for their salon. In the end, they decided on Angels & Architects Hair Studio—angels because they regularly help to correct hair disasters such as bad dye jobs and cuts, and architects because they pay attention to structure and detail.
Drawing from years of experience and professional training in salons across California and New York, the two aesthetes and their seasoned staff members spruce up locks, filling the shop with the thrum of scissors and the sibilance of spray bottles. As stylists hunch diligently over heads, sunlight pours in through the salon windows. When the sky fades to wintery slate, a fireplace crackles in front of cushy chairs and couches, warming hands and destroying documents about former presidents’ bad hair days.
Cracked earth underfoot, muted brown and yellow treetops around the border, placid water up ahead. With hands firmly tucked inside his parents', he takes a step forward, toward the quiet beauty. The picturesque portrait isn't pulled from a movie?it's one of Roy Dressel Photography's family portraits. Roy and another photographer capture everything from family or senior portraits to weddings and business headshots, masterfully setting subjects against soft, colorful backgrounds in each.
Located on a 7-acre plot of land, Visalia Adventure Park carves out ample space for all ages to have fun. Outdoors, the park features a bumper boat pool with a waterfall, an 18-hole miniature golf course, and go-kart tracks for both the family and speedsters. If it's raining or that fire in the clouds becomes too hot, visitors can migrate indoors for arcade playing, laser tagging, and mini bowling.
A photo booth from Heather Dunn Photography can be a party-enlivening tool for birthdays, weddings, family reunions, and more. Rentals come with a number of extras, including a plethora of props such as silly hats and feathered boas, to get the photographed in the mood to strike a deadly pose. A trained attendant will be on hand throughout the event to make sure the booth is running efficiently and to suggest tried-and-true facial contortions. All strips printed are included in the rental, and the host receives a disc that contains every image taken during the event, so he or she can show family members every close-quarters shot in high quality.
Those seeking traditional Italian food need not travel far, thanks to Angolo Italiano. With familiar dishes such as lasagna, calzones, and fettucini alfredo, the kitchen seeks to comfort diners. Italian entrees such as marsala or parmigiana can be made with chicken, veal, or eggplant, and a kids' menu sates little tummies with tortellini and ravioli dishes that are not stuffed with cotton candy.