Razzberry Lips is awash in color. Countless mirrors reflect bright-green and pink walls, tufty princess dresses, and the generous helpings of glitter that grace tiny eyelids and updos. Squeals of delight reverberate though the vibrant salon, where makeover specialists embellish birthday girls and their guests with painted nails, rock-star accessories, and, of course, more glitter. With the finishing girly touch of a feather boa or antique Viking helmet, girls can embrace their inner diva in the presence of staffers dressed as Disney princesses. Razzberry Lips also brings the celebration to home with mobile party services and can transport guests inside a limousine for added glamour.
At E Z Cleaners & Shoe Repair, expert dry cleaners take in clothing that ranges from grass-stained pants to blouses stained by airborne chocolate pudding and deftly rid them of their unsightly smirches. They also make things easy on busy customers by offering pickup and drop-off services.
Sick of buying expensive supplies and having to adhere to a class schedule just to create art, Jennifer Kurtz Rubin started the first of her chain of ceramic lounges in 1993. Each Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge is designed as a social and creative space, one that all customers can use to express themselves artistically while catching up with friends. The lounge throws open its doors for both kids and adults to decorate clay bisque pieces, such as mugs and salad bowls, with a bounty of colorful supplies, never worrying about cleanup afterward. Once they’re complete, the art pieces are glazed, fired, and ready for pickup in a few days. And because artists can stay for a whole afternoon or just 30 minutes, the lounge even grants a few moments of creativity to patrons with the busiest schedules. The company also goes beyond casual art making to host parties for kids and adults, in which they can bring in live music, serve food, and train scoops of ice cream to paint their own bowls.
Model-turned-shutterbug Jessica Doll solidified her love for photography when she started snapping shots of her son and realized the power of intimate portraiture over commercial picture taking. Seeking to dismantle the static dullness of posed studio shots, Doll has applied her passion for the lens to photo sessions capturing subjects in natural and relaxed settings. Get pictures of your tyke before the United States' photography ban goes into effect in 2015, or immortalize you and your conjoined twin before you shave off the goatee binding you together. Up to six subjects can appear in the portraits.