With cell-phone oases spread across the continental US, Cricket Wireless keeps people in touch without shackling customers to burdensome contracts. Linked with the company?s own 3G network, handsets from Samsung or Android and BlackBerry smartphones allow customers to explore the internet at high speeds from the comfort of their own phones. The stores also carry accessories that expand each phone?s functionality, from speakers that add extra thump to MP3s to memory cards with enough space to hold photos, music, and live recordings of last night?s dreams.
Angie of Atv Art always has been in tune with her creative side. Ever since she was a kid, she was involved in art and music. Today, she majors in fine arts and puts her trained eye to work behind the camera. During portrait and special-event photography sessions, she captures fleeting but meaningful moments. For events such as weddings and bridal showers, she consults with clients; offers advice on clothing, theme, and location; and customizes shoots to each client’s specific needs.
NovaTech Computer Solutions’ gurus understand the ins and outs of hardware, software, and the Internet. They put that expertise to use repairing and replacing worn-out computer parts. Spyware and malware hunting is also their specialty, as is general hardware cleanup and network setup. The staff also designs, implements, and supplies surveillance systems.
By giving her daughter a one-of-a-kind birthday party, Inabella's Sweet Events owner Andreina Capdevila gave herself something even more important: a new career path. Andreina, a mother of two, began learning pastry and baking techniques to create homemade treats for her daughter's birthday, and after her creations became a hit, she went on to found Inabella's Sweet Events, which she lovingly named after her daughter.
Seven days a week, the skilled pastry chef blends fresh ingredients to create her cake pops, then decorates each pop to complement any requested color scheme or theme, such as Hello Kitty or pirates in period-piece Victorian swimwear. Clients choose from a variety of cake flavors—including french vanilla, triple chocolate, dulce de leche, and fruit-infused strawberry—before Andreina dips the hand-formed balls in melted chocolate and tops them with Rice Krispies treats, chocolate chips, and sugar crystals. Each batch of petite treats is handcrafted the morning of delivery to ensure optimum freshness.
Inside any of Hairdoctors Specialty Salons' five full-service locations, skilled aestheticians treat hair and nails with a range of pharmaceutical and natural services. They trim and style hair, perform keratin treatments, and color strands using crayons or ammonia-free dyes and cellophanes. The staff’s work extends beyond hair services via manicures and pedicures. Aestheticians also add to clients' existing hair with extensions—strands made from Remy or virgin Indian human hair and attached to scalps via weaving, taping, fusion, or gluing. Hairdoctors Specialty Salons also posts informative hair-extension FAQs on its website.
The management team at Stone Hart's Gun Club isn't shy about the value they place in hard work and personal sacrifice: they named their club for delegates Thomas Stone and John Hart, two courageous and outspoken signers of the Declaration of Independence. Drawing inspiration from these two historic figures and years of experience in the firearms industry, they manage their outfit with up-to-date safety measures such as eye and ear protection, automated target retrieval, and an OSHA-friendly air-filtration system. Certified NRA instructors lead free basic-safety training and precision-shooting and tactical-training courses. Female students can also enroll in a women-only course led by History channel's Top Shot contestant Gabby Franco. For inquiries about range rules and regulations, see the club's frequently asked questions.