The Alameda outpost of Martinizing Dry Cleaning has a clear strength: getting clothes back to customers quickly. The franchise earned the Martinizing company’s 100% quality and service rating five separate times in recognition of its ability to return clothes promptly. Credit the outfit’s same-day service guarantee, which holds that clothes brought in by noon can be returned by 5 p.m. Other policies are equally convenient for customers; the store is open late on weeknights and doesn’t vandalize local street signs to make it harder to find your way there.
The skilled technicians at Sonia's Dry Cleaners restore sullied shirts and pantsuits to store-fresh conditions, protecting clothes as well as the environment with GreenEarth cleaning solutions free of perchloroethylene and hydrocarbons. In addition to purifying textile pores and decoding hieroglyphic messages on Christmas sweaters, Sonia's Dry Cleaners sews patches onto tattered jeans and performs custom alterations to ensure a perfect fit. Understanding that not all wardrobes consist entirely of cotton and other easily washable materials, the technicians also specialize in the care of leather garments, purses, and wedding gowns.
GreenStreets Cleaners uses more eco-friendly dry-cleaning solvents than traditional formulas. Although, because even these greener solvents release hydrocarbon by-products, GreenStreets goes the extra mile by using machines that capture and store all of the hydrocarbons until a licensed recycling company can neutralize them. The business’s commitment to environmental responsibility doesn’t stop there. Wash-and-fold laundry services get clothes clean with a plant-derived laundry detergent made exclusively from sprouts that live long and happy lives before they are harvested. Clients who return their plastic dry-cleaning bags and wire hangers get a 10-cent credit for the eco-friendly practice, and all of the company’s delivery services are furnished by fuel-efficient vehicles.
Armed with more than a decade's worth of styling experience, Mancini de Paris guides his team of stylists and technicians as they pamper patrons from head to toe. Staffers administer services ranging from haircuts to pedicures with brand-name products from companies including Dermalogica, Redken, and Goldwell. The salon area houses blue chairs for patrons to relax in as stylists wash, snip, color, perm, and talk to hair, and the dedicated spa area features plush pedicure chairs and private treatment rooms with linen-draped massage tables.
My Buddy Cleaners proves that environmental responsibility does not have to come at the cost of stylish clothing by using only environmentally friendly cleaning methods to keep clothes looking their best. The store handles all its clothes-cleaning services with either Green Earth dry-cleaning technology or the Faultless by Nature laundering system. The shop also offers by-the-pound wash-and-fold service, alterations, and tailoring, ensuring every garment flatters patrons’ figures and style without formulating a wardrobe of shrink-wrap clothes. Clients can drop off their apparel or take advantage of free biweekly or on-call pickup and delivery services that are quicker than a greased roadrunner.
Inside the Douglaston School of Music and Art, certified yoga instructor, Daniela Crocchiola, uses her years of experience and extensive training to guide students through hot vinyasa yoga and ballet bar classes. Brought to her mother's yoga classes as a young cobra, Crocchiola learned the benefits of regular stretch sessions at an early age and credits the practice for helping her grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. While working in Manhattan in fashion and cosmetic marketing, Crocchiola studied a variety of yoga styles, such as Bikram, ashtanga, and kundalini, and obtained 200 hour yoga teaching certifications recognized by the Yoga Alliance and by loyal downward facing dogs everywhere. In addition to being a certified yoga instructor, Crocchiola's skills equip her to lead Pilates and ballet bar workouts.