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.
The staff at Nelson’s Green Dry Cleaners and Los Gatos Green Cleaners channels more than 60 years of industry experience when restoring garments with their eco-friendly cleaning process. The staff of the certified-green cleaner replaces harsh perc solvents with hydrocarbon—which safely refurbishes textiles while remaining free of allergens and odors. The cleaners work hard to remove telltale spots and Rorschach blotches from clothing, and preserve items such as wedding gowns and comforters in storage-friendly containers.
FUZE Fit For a Kid's noncompetitive camps and lessons offer courses that mix and match activities such as sports conditioning, yoga, martial arts, and dance classes. The FUZE staff believes physical activity bolsters motor skills, improves overall strength, increases self-esteem, and ensures the rescue of Princess Toadstool. Working with more than 15,000 kids through the years, the team of PCA-certified coaches builds on the sports activities with traditional strength-building plyometric and resistance activities.