For the past 30 years, Another Look Hair Institute’s scalp experts have been rejuvenating thinning manes and receding hairlines with a range of preventive measures and synthetic hair restoration. The crux of their regimen is the synthetic Cyberhair, a fiber that mimics the texture, appearance, and styling properties of human hair. The Micro Point Link process ties four of these Cyberhair strands to your existing individual hairs, creating the appearance of a full head of hair by adding up to 600 additional strands. The team also helps mitigate hair loss naturally with their Hair Support program, which cleanses clogged follicles to encourage new growth.
The certified opticians at Lansing Ophthalmology fit visitors with a varied stock of prescription and nonprescription designer sunglasses. Encircle blinkers with stylish Oakley shades ($89+) or shield tear ducts while stomping onions for wine with a pair from Cole Haan ($115+). Single-vision sun lenses ($89+) let wearers speed-read sunsets with stunning accuracy, and cutting-edge lens designs from Seiko and Pentax rival the styles sported by Hollywood A-list talking dogs ($234+). Although this Groupon is not valid toward services, a staff of talented opticians—many of them certified by the American Board of Opticianry—is on hand to diagnose eyeball prescriptions. All sunglasses and lenses are insured by a yearlong workmanship guarantee, subject to an additional fee after 90 days.
Felix Compos loves ice cream, and he also loves his hometown, Lansing. In June 2013, he brought together the two passions by opening Capitol City Scoop, an ice-cream shop that he hopes will help revitalize the downtown area. "Everyone, I think, can agree that downtown was kind of getting left alone, but now it's definitely being revitalized," he told an MLive Media Group writer. "We want to bring something that's going to stay and just promote business and attract people downtown." Visitors to the shop can savor scoops of MSU Dairy Store ice cream in flavors such as Hoosier strawberry and bourbon vanilla, and they can also devour savory snacks as Compos expands his menu. During the fall 2013 season, for example, servers will griddle grilled cheese sandwiches made with MSU Dairy's natural cheeses.
Since 1935, employee-owned Paramount Coffee has fired up roasters daily to infuse beans with rich, fresh flavor, now shipping a range of organic, fair-trade, flavored, and local brands to households nationwide. Seeking both quality beans and quality businesses, Paramount's coffee-curators source their aromatic offerings from around the world. A medium roast, the organic and fair trade Peru beans finish with a slightly sweet aftertaste ($8.99/10 oz.). The subtle chocolate flavor and hints of spice of fair trade Rwanda coffee reach mugs thanks to a partnership between Paramount Coffee, Michigan State University, and Rwandan farmers ($9.19/12 oz.). Bulk coffee such as the Ann Arbor Blend ($44.50/5 lbs.) fuels all-night study sessions and marathon slip 'n' slide tournaments, while Paramount’s own flavored coffees fill kitchens with the scents of blueberry muffins, coffee cake, and pumpkin pie ($8.99+/12 oz.).
Family owned and operated, Shine Window Care's merry band of sparkle specialists brightens the windows of homes across the Lansing area. During an exterior window-cleaning service, the professional cleaners will banish dirt and grime from the windows of an array of residential types, including one-story ranches ($100–$175), two-story subdivisions ($100–$220), and six-story tree houses. True colonial-divide windows will be subject to an additional fee. Meanwhile, interior window-cleaning services cleans house eyes from the inside and is able to service a number of house sizes, including one-story ranch homes ($75–$135), two-story homes with a basement ($95–$155), and more. The safe and professional cleansing session utilizes the powerful despotting abilities of an eco-friendly pure-water system and ensures each window pane is delicately hand-scrubbed and squeegeed dry. Shine Window Care glistens windows year-round, ensuring clients can always keep a watchful eye on neighborhood squirrel mafias.
Releasing a sky lantern into the night can signify many things—a wish, an honorary gesture, or, in the case of the "Proceed 2 Party" sky lantern, a fun night ahead. SkyLantern.com carries lanterns for almost any occasion, from festive birthdays to Christmas. Some are emblazoned with graphics, including the American flag or a grinning Halloween pumpkin. Some, such as the Shooting Star lanterns, have no pictures, but leave twinkling sparks in their wake, much like the best train conductors. The site also sells decorative LED lanterns, as well as campfire color-changers that turn the flames green and blue.