Nestled inside Livermore's historic Old City Hall and Firehouse building, Chantilly Lace stylist Lauren Backer and Angela Mitchell snip, sculpt, and stain strands into fine works of follicular artwork. Upon arrival, clients enjoy a glass of bubbly as they consult with Lauren or Angela to come up with a fashionable look for their head foliage, whether they wish to add bangs to a trendy trim, tailor tresses into a voguish asymmetrical form, or sweep up coiffures into a lifelike model of their favorite marsupial. Customers with less-than-lustrous locks can have dull rooted dreads touched up or accented with partial highlights, and all face-framing makeovers end with a professional blow-dry to freeze the new 'do into place and keep it fresh past its expiration date.
Roberta made her first stained glass sun catchers in 1979. After discovering an affinity for the craft, she completed apprenticeships with a glass artist in Nevada and a glass painter in Germany before heading down the path towards custom work. Along the way, she learned the intricacies of sound structural integrity, and completed delicate window restorations in churches across the Southwest.
Today, Roberta maintains a studio, where she teaches students how to create their own artwork with glass. Her mosaic, stained glass, and fused glass classes introduce beginners to the finer points of wielding the colorful shards using stained glass methods developed over the centuries by old world artisans. In addition to her courses, Roberta stays busy with her own projects, selling glass art and crafting custom designs as gifts or shields against the sun’s harmful rainbow rays.
Twice a month, the outside of The Good Brewer transforms into a laboratory of tanks, kegs, tubes, and various brewing supplies. At this workstation, the store's experts lead classes that teach home brewers everything they need to know about making and bottling their own beer to choosing the right hops.
Back inside, the staff supplies the equipment and ingredients needed to put these skills into practical use. Hops, CO2 tanks, and more than 30 recipes help beer-makers brew varieties such as a Livermore IPA. Aside from beer ingredients, they also sell grapes so customers can craft merlots that pair well with the finished products from the Mad Millie cheese-making kits.
Music Time Academy offers high quality, affordable music lessons for all ages and skill levels. Lessons are tailored to the needs & interestes of each student. Learn any style of music on any instrument! Lessons available for piano, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums, voice, violin, trumpet, clarinet, sax, ukulele, banjo & more!
A family of four poses amid crisp fall leaves, late sunlight casting a warm glow across their smiling cheeks. A newlywed couple beams at each other under a canopy of palm trees. Staff members of a new salon hold a giant pair of scissors, poised to cut the ribbon and the hair of their first giant customer during their opening ceremony. ultra-spective's photographers can capture groups and individuals in nearly any context, and they take a distinctive approach to each—so much so that the studio boasts six different divisions, for family portraits, high-school seniors, art portraiture, weddings, boudoir shoots, and business photography. An all-female team with expertise in lighting and airbrushing directs the boudoir shoots, where they guide subjects in poses designed to make them look svelte and beautiful. For family shoots, they'll gladly venture to a selection of reliably picturesque parks where split-rail fences lean, redwoods loom, and sycamores dapple golden fields with shade. The studio itself has plenty of personality, with chandeliers and black walls lined with hot pink sequins.