In addition to sprucing up cars at multiple fixed locations, the professional cleaners at The Waterboys mobilize and deploy their service to homes, places of business, and virtually anywhere else. Inspired by water-saving car-wash techniques in Europe, the team brings along 2 gallons of premixed solution and hand sloughs exteriors, windshields, wheels, and interiors with microfiber towels imported from Great Britain. The special solution allows cars to rinse cleanly and attain the streak-free shine of an illuminated dress shoe, all while using less than 1 cup of water.
Look at yourself mirror—those pearly whites have lost a bit of their luster over the years. Yellowing can be caused by anything from tobacco, aging, coffee, tea, and even soft drinks. Luckily years of stains can be removed with today's Groupon: a $600 BriteSmile teeth-whitening session for just $185. The $415 you save will leave you smiling all the way home, allowing you to show off your newly whitened teeth.
The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
Though Luna de Noche's menu doesn't stray far from its Mexican roots, the restaurant’s chefs introduce nuanced flavors in all their dressed-up versions of Tex-Mex classics. As staff members make guacamole tableside for patrons, they may add unique ingredients such as pecans, creating a dish that is as distinctive as it is traditional. Even the margaritas—served frozen, on the rocks, or from a hose—build on the classic recipe by incorporating ingredients such as Kahlúa, fresh jalapeño juice, or housemade sangria.
At Drybar, a pair of scissors or hair-coloring foil is nowhere to be found. That?s because the business?s founder, Alli Webb, opened the shop strictly for blowouts after her in-home business skyrocketed. Featured extensively in the media, each of the more than 37 white-hued, airy shops revolves around a center bar where customers sit for around 45 minutes as stylists blow-dry, straighten, and curl their hair. From a menu booklet, clients select a cocktail-themed hairstyle, such as The Mai Tai, which imparts beachy waves, and The Manhattan, which streamlines locks with a sleek finish that mimics the straight lines of downtown New York and can be outfitted with a tiny doorman who hails cabs for you. The staff at Drybar also crafts updos, travels on location for an additional fee, offers high-end products and tools available for purchase, and tallies bar tabs so that customers can pay for multiple blowouts at once.
Signature service: Painting Classes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Pro Tip: $5 Margaritas, martinis and wells
Canvas n Cocktails hosts painting nights at several different venues for kids, adults, and all-ages events. On Thursdays, aspiring artists can enjoy margaritas and martinis at Luna De Noche Tex-Mex Grill and Saturday afternoon classes head to The Spaghetti Warehouse's patio for sangria and wine specials. There are other locations too, and even the art that students create varies: recent themes include a colorful owl and dreamcatchers. Canvas n Cocktails provides all the supplies, including paint, brushes, easels, aprons, and the canvas that you'll take home and model your home's entire interior design upon.