After the LA Kings complete games, SWAT team members end a shift, or Air Force firefighters finish dousing flames, they drop their gear at Super Clean. The Super Clean team can clean anything that fits in the machine and has the expertise to get foul odors, mold, and bacteria out of sports and protective equipment as well as other soft goods–from dog beds reeking of urine to costumes consumed by body odor or wetsuits smelling of stinky whale breath. Using eco-friendly solutions made from essential oils and a machine that holds each piece securely in place during the cleaning process, they prevent damage to both the environment and the items entrusted to them.
Not just launderers but garment-care experts, Knob Hill Cleaners restores and freshly cleans apparel of all fabrics. With a gentle dry-cleaning process, it puts everything from blue jeans to frilly dresses through a safe, waterless wash. Experienced with even the most cumbersome items, it can also cleanse household linens as well as some leather and fur.
Flair Cleaners expunges grime and beautifies wardrobes with a full array of textile-coddling services. The shop’s eco-sensitive dry cleaning safely freshens pants ($6.25 and up), skirts (from $6.25), suits (from $14.15), and cherished childhood Scarface snuggle blankets, leaving fabric friends sparkling and unharmed. Wedding dresses receive tender care at the hands of Flair Cleaners’ cloth cognoscenti, and an acid-free storage box ensures each gown's continued pristine condition. Skilled tailors stand at the ready to perform alterations and repairs. Flair Cleaners, with more than 50 years in business, further adheres to its green philosophy by offering recycling programs for customers’ hangers and plastic garment bags. Customers can opt to escort garments home inside the recyclable, washable Better Bag ($6 for one, $10 for two), ensuring protection from rain, asteroids, and roving mannequins on the hunt for new threads.
U-CA-TAN is an area favorite, earning second place for Best Tanning in 2008 from CityVoters. Its Mystic Tan is the original and patented spray tan, bronzing and gilding bodies without UV in 30 seconds. Once a person steps into the booth, his or her whole body will be immediately saturated with an aloe-vera-based solution that bronzes humans like a pair of baby shoes. Around six hours later, the spray-on-awesome will develop into a golden, natural-looking tan that will inspire envy from beach bums and pool hobos. With proper care, hides can remain tanned and toned for several days, giving clients a temporary color that's better for the skin than standard sunning.