Con’s Organic Spa owner Con Ciecko isn't just an expert in the beauty industry. She's also a reiki master and a medical tattoo technician. These specialties, along with her education and training at Michigan and California institutes, have prepared her to execute services that both beautify and relax her clients. Besides kneading muscles with several massage modalities, she cleanses skin with organic facials, bronzes limbs with airbrush tanning, and administers makeup applications for weddings or black-tie viewings of TV weddings. Joined by a skilled staff that includes her daughter Kiya, a massage therapist and nail technician, Ciecko infuses her new spa confines with a welcoming and personable vibe as she helps her clients develop their own signature looks.
TigerDirect.com's vast virtual warehouse distributes computer parts, software, and gadgetry around the world, backed by their brick-and-mortar stores around the nation. Home to PC and computing experts, the stores dole out repair and advice in equal sums, answering questions about virus issues such as pop-ups or nasty computer-sneezing fits. Founded on the principles of putting the consumer first, TigerDirect offers same-day shipping and business-to-business sales, and they boast a spyware-tight website security guarantee that will cover customer liability up to $50.
The staff at Adventures in Learning knows that kids learn best when learning is hands on. They’ve curated a selection of products for educators meant not only to motivate their students to learn, but also to stimulate their creativity so that they have fun while doing it. The shop’s educational games, books, and other materials can also be used at home by kids who want to brush up on their skills.
Boasting the largest circulation in El Paso, the El Paso Times has been keeping locals up on the latest news, sports scores, business updates, and entertainment trends since 1881. The venerable periodical’s Sunday edition offers the most up-to-date information in both English and Spanish, but also takes a step back to explore its significance with expanded op-ed and commentary sections, as well as in-depth coverage of arts and entertainment, local lifestyles, book reviews, restaurant reviews, home décor tips, and travel guides. The full-color comics section—which showcases the wacky sci-fi adventures of Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!, the surreal one-frame shenanigans of Bizarro, and the epic adventures of Prince Valiant—might cause your face volcano to erupt with laughter lava and scalding coffee. Otherwise, wake up your bed-headed brain with puzzles and games such as Sudoku, crosswords, and Jumble, or have fun deciphering the many acronyms and euphemisms in the personal ads. Call to arrange your subscription.
Small business owner Chris Rowley helps fellow runners celebrate their passion for hitting the pavement with expert advice and an extensive line of running shoes and gear. The collection from top industry brands support arches and toes in a variety of styles, from sleek road-racing shoes for avid athletes, to minimalist natural footwear. Foot racers accessorize their shoe purchases with handy reflective strips, belt pouches for valuables, socks, and easy-to-carry water bottles.
Bridal Novias is an upscale wedding boutique boasting a smorgasbord of designers and styles, with a professional staff of wedding wizards waiting in the wings to aid scrupulous shoppers. The matrimonial mecca hordes the bridal brainchildren of designers such as Pronovias, Maggie Sottero, and Allure Bridal in a dapper boutique environment suited to brides-to-be and time-traveling 18th-century princesses alike. Serious bridal shoppers can make a 60- to 90-minute appointment by completing a bridal registry form that ensures they will receive individual style-centric attention from a savvy staff member. In addition to wedding dresses priced to fit every budget and gowns rigged to navigate every type of sailboat, Bridal Novias maintains a medley of evening dresses (starting at $100) and prom dresses (starting around $179).