The Neon Desert Music Festival is a one-day event featuring 29 live music and electronic acts on four stages throughout the downtown parks. Sway into summer with a lineup of full-tilt guitars, funk, bass, and beats to fit all styles of dancing shoes. The top-billed Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group brings a trippy blend of jam-centric rock with grooves more winding than juicy ribbon candy. Kick back to audible streams of psychedelia, as warbling bass, hot saxophones, and thunderous percussions headline the night. A supporting cast of dance-driven talent including MSTRKRFT, Kinky, Dirty Vegas, and Sao Paulo's CSS, inspire collective beat bobbling among laid-back armies of concert cohorts. Peep covert acts hovering below the radar or about to blast into the big time, so you can brag to friends how you saw them first.
Photographer Omar Mena captures natural expressions and genuine rapport during shoots held in his studio or offsite. His meticulous coverage can document special days, such as weddings or quinceañeras, as well as relaxed moments between loved ones, such as when engaged couples simultaneously decide to take a catnap. After shoots, Mena transforms his footage into professional-quality prints, DVD slideshows, and photo albums for subjects to cherish.
Tote up to five other people and your most elusive poses to either the studio or a scenic setting of your choice located within a 20-mile radius of the 79905 zip code, and Ayer Eternal's passionate, knowledgeable shutterbug, Luis C. Rodriguez, will capture them in a careful chase across the light spectrum (a $40 value). Rodriguez's extensive portfolio includes shooting a cover for Latinitas magazine, being a featured artist on fashions.org, and photographing the Miss Texas Latina beauty pageant. He will use imaginative techniques and a lifetime partnership with light to confine your memories from the most winsome angles. After the shoot, Rodriguez will prepare your chosen photos backstage with digital proofing before printing them with fine inks on fine papers. He'll also hand over four digital files so customers can cover hallways in clear, quality school-presidential-campaign propaganda (a $160 value). The prints leave walls and wallets with a fresh yield of bright, crisp sentimental currency that's bound to last longer than regular currency—all Ayer Eternal's prints are guaranteed for life (a $55 value).
Professional portraits have come a long way. Gone are the days of fist-on-chin pseudo seriousness and comically fake backgrounds. Digital-imaging pros today, like April Melton, know that natural poses in real places make long-lasting memories.
Coronado Fun Cuts Hair Salon’s expert stylists coddle scalps with Redken and L'Oréal products. They put their certification with those products to work when performing an array of hair-pampering treatments. Well-versed in the minutiae of modern hairstyles and techniques, the team offers up a diverse menu of services, from waxing to deep-conditioning services that help hydrate hair and sustain healthy moisture levels more efficiently than installing a head-mounted fountain. The staff also specializes in chromatic makeovers, transforming the hue scheme of hairdos by rendering highlights, lowlights, and all-over-color treatments.