Kids 'R' Kids fosters a secure, loving environment in which children can cultivate educational and social prowess. Teachers are certified in infant and child CPR and first aid and participate in ongoing professional developmental training to amass lullabies able to put even power-crazed toddlers to sleep. Programs with customized curriculula are available for infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged youngins, and children ages 5–12 can participate in before-and-after school services offering homework help and themed stations. Special programs cover topics to put kids in good stead for the rest of their lives, such as computers, health and fitness, and insider trading, and summer camps (still open for registration!) delve into the specs of activities such as sports and nutritional cooking. Weeklong classes range from $75 to $249 depending on location and class level.
After 10 years as a personal assistant, Rameda decided to pursue her own dream of being an aesthetician focusing primarily on peepers. Having studied under one of the country’s leading lash extensionists, today she offers personalized expertise in lash extensions as well as brow arching. She applies faux mink NovaLash extensions one by one and can add Swarovski crystals, as well as a touch of color, to suit each client’s individual style.
In 1976, busy California mother Joan Barnes wanted nothing more than to find a play place where she and her kids could enjoy age-appropriate, educational activities. Finding none, she developed her own innovative play environment within a developmental-based program structure now known as Gymboree Play & Music. Today, kids tumble and learn in locations around the world, engaging in open play and classes designed to build cognitive and motor skills. As parents participate in their child?s development, their child learns to paint, play music, and interact socially outside of preschool knitting circles.
Sahaira Salon and Spa Fusion is an upscale, full-service salon that offers comprehensive hair services supported by product brands such as Redken, Rusk, and a new organic line from No Inhibition. Within modern, luxurious environs, stylists snip excess hair into new styles and add color with partial or full highlights. Alternatively, Brazilian blowouts straighten and de-frizz heads, and aromatherapy, therapeutic, and deep-tissue massages offer the chance to relax and rejuvenate clients.
Quality Self Storage specializes in U-Haul truck rental and self storage, but owner Mark Shirey strives to meet all of his customers’ do-it-yourself-moving needs with a broad range of products and services, such as propane-tank refilling and hitch installation. At the Roswell and Cumming facilities, climate-controlled storage units line five-foot-wide aisles and feature extra-wide doors for easy loading and unloading of large items, such as bed frames or mastodon fossils. A 24-hour surveillance system guards stored items, and digital-key-code access bars unauthorized entry. Since its founding in 1994, Quality has become one of the largest U-Haul authorized dealers in the country.
The Play Activity Center provides a comprehensive venue for children to physically and creatively express themselves. Two gyms and a large creative play area designed for children under the age of 10 house a collection of safe activities such as the large foam pit filled with soft cubes and devoid of omnivorous daisies. Kids tumble safely on inflatable ramps before graduating to advanced bouncing on gymnastic trampolines. Pretend restaurants and veterinary clinics in the creative play space allow children to live out their employment dreams without filling out tricky tax forms, while the youngest tykes can experience new toys and textures in the sensory area.