With a verdant variety of shrubs, trees, roses, and vines, the friendly plantologists will help you wade through the veritable ocean of foliage. Beginning green-thumbers can take advantage of a jumbo planting kit, including ample plant food, vitamin B1, and planting compost—everything a person needs to lure an unsuspecting plant into captivity ($15.97 for the regular kit; $29.97 for the jumbo kit). Advanced yard-enhancements abound in the form of trees and shrubs, such as a selection of 5-gallon citrus trees, good for accenting a living space and forming a focal point for the worship of the Lemon Pledge gods ($34.99). Armstrong can also help organic gardeners reach full-flavored nirvana with a bevy of 3-inch plant varieties ($2.99; selections vary by season and location).
Celinda Frey founded En Pointe Dance & Fitness as a means to blend fitness and dance. A classically trained dancer herself?Celinda studied with the Ballet Repertoire Theater and received a dance degree from California State University Long Beach?she has assembled a cadre of other expert instructors to lead students through the motions of classical dance, modern dance, and fitness classes. They specialize in dance disciplines ranging from ballet and ballet-tap to contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop dancing. Fitness instructors also lead barre fitness classes, and three variations of Zumba.
The weather in California makes it an ideal place to commute by bicycle rather than polluting the environment by driving a car. A&D Bicycle Shop makes that choice – bicycle over car – a no-brainer by providing service and sales to the bicycle community of Long Beach. With a selection of tires, seats, handlebars, helmets, baskets, locks, and much more, A&D Bicycle Shop is sure to have what you need to get your bicycle in the best working order possible. Need repairs or a tweak to some mechanism? A&D Bicycle Shop has got you covered with fast, expert service that is unrivaled amongst local bicycle shops. So whether it’s a multi-gear or a single-speed, point your ride to A&D Bicycle Shop for the best parts and service to keep your tires turning and your legs pumping for as long as you need them.
Helmed by a team of skate enthusiasts, Long Beach Skate is dedicated to preserving its neighborhood's skateboard culture. The warehouse space specializes only in skating gear and apparel. Its walls brim with colorful decks filled with images of geometric owls, vintage pinups, pop-culture figures, and strange monsters. The shelves are filled with DC and Adidas skate shoes, sweatshirts emblazoned with the store's logo, and useful skateboard accessories such as Penny wheels and giant pillows to help you stop. At the full-service, onsite maintenance center, technicians perform services ranging from board setup to repairs.
And yet Long Beach Skate's staff don't spend all their time in the shop—they also promote local skate-park development, and often materialize at skate-park gatherings to hand out gear and food. Their charitable programs have included clothing and shoe drives. In addition, they volunteer time and energy to organizations such as Action Sports Kids Foundation, Autism In Long Beach, and Maloof Money Cup's Skate and Donate program, which benefits people in South Africa.
Sean Arthur Salon provides a wide range of haircare and style services. Their mission is to give guests a complete style that they love and also provide them with the tips and tools they need to maintain great hair. Seven different types of hair coloring options are available, with seemingly endless color choices for each. For hair that has been through a lot of treatments, haircare therapies are available to strengthen and return normal moisture to hair. Have curly hair but want straight hair, or vice versa? The texture menu helps with that. Special occasion hairstyle packages are available for once-in-a-lifetime events, like brides and members of the wedding party. Want instantly longer or shorter hair? Extensions or a professional cut are obtainable. Men’s services are available as well. Walk-ins are welcome Wednesday through Saturday.
When Katie Waggoner created Innov8 Hair Design, she took innovation seriously. She wanted her salon to be something different, from the atmosphere to the products used. As a result, all the furniture, art, and signs at Innov8 are custom made, and all the hair products are environmentally friendly, with no animal testing. The NEVO products used are also 100% vegan, gluten-free, and packaged in 100% biodegradable bottles. Katie and the rest of her team take the client's beauty wants and needs seriously?and with her advanced Aveda coloring and cutting education, Katie has the know-how to create great new looks for their clients.