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.
Blush Skin Studio’s licensed aesthetician, Jennifer Ibara, believes in feeding only the best to the body’s largest organ, the skin. She performs all facial services with Hungarian-made Eminence Organic Skin Care products, which are organic and free of parabens, fragrances, and juice from plastic fruit. She also ousts unwanted hair with gentle Green Azulene liquid wax and soothes muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage.
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).
The friendly staff at Sew What’s New has helped supply, service and evolve thread-baring enthusiasts for more than 14 years. Stock up on a wide variety of supplies ranging from threads and fabrics to machines and sergers, or bone up on the embroidered arts in one of the many expert-instructed classes. Offerings include the introductory Sewing 101 ($15) for needling novices or crash courses in coffee cup cozies ($15) for more advanced embellishers. As the only authorized Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff program dealer in the Southern New Mexico and El Paso area, Sew What's New carries a bevy of suitable sewing hardware and software. Free lessons are available for each machine sold, comforting customers who have not yet mastered errant bobbins and tricky thimbles.