Karli Beard doesn't limit herself when it comes to photography. The multitalented shutterbug works adeptly with kids and adults alike, shooting new moms, families at play, and demure portraits in dim lighting. She also captures weddings and engagements with bridal photography sessions that memorialize big days better than a cake chiseled from granite.
With speedy waxologists and specially formulated European waxes made just for its clients, it's no wonder that Bombshell Waxing opened a second location just one year after its inception in 2010. That's also largely due to the passion of owner Shelly Reagon, who is very hands-on with her business and who can often be found in scrubs and an apron herself.
She writes in Sophisticated Woman Magazine that it's important for women to go to a reputable salon for a wax, one that never double-dips its waxes and knows eyebrows aren't just caterpillars napping on the forehead. She also talks about her belief that brows are "sisters, not twins"?that it's most natural and beautiful if brows both look polished, but they don't need to be identical. Another revolutionary idea of hers is that waxing should be an experience a client looks forward to, so her salons offer vajazzling services and onsite boutiques where clients can shop for lingerie that shows off freshly bare skin.
Young Chefs Academy provides a fun, safe, and motivating environment for kids to become acquainted with the art of food and food presentation. Engaging chef instructors instill lessons of kitchen etiquette and safety in youngsters growing up in a world full of laser can openers and sharp pasta rakes, giving children a capable handle on their surroundings as they journey into the land of food. Classes educate a variety of age groups, with specially catered classes for the kindergarten elite and junior line cooks, combining nutritional meals with basic food-prep skills that teach how to correctly follow a recipe to edible fruition. Senior flambéists are offered advanced classes that dig deeper into kitchen secrets and hone specific skills and techniques that expand the parameters of cooking creativity.
A high-tech computer tune-up is like a mountain spa retreat or month-long detox for your computer. Over time, the average personal computer accumulates a buildup of dust, viruses, spyware, and pigeon feathers that contribute to loss of power, incorrect shutdowns, and slow-running programs. The computer tune-up works on all these problems, determining the status of available virus protection and scanning for existing threats. Registry files are optimized, and unnecessary temp files, cookies, and unused programs removed. Erroneous start-up files are eradicated like so many reality-show contestants, while service packs and security updates are installed. The technician will also create a backup of your Windows registry and even clean the CD-ROM laser lens for an extra bit of personal polish.
The professional carpet counselors at iCleanFloors.com cure floor coverings of habitually hoarding dirt, food scraps, and sneeze-inducing allergens. Before cleaning carpets, careful technicians will maneuver through two rooms (up to 15'x15' each) of furniture, exposing all floor areas, especially those frequently subjected to dust-bunny breeding. iCleanFloors.com's deep-clean machine simultaneously pressure-washes carpets, while dual rotating brushes massage Berber beards at 900 revolutions per minute. As it cleans, the machine sucks up water and debris, leaving carpets with a quicker dry time and making them ready for tube-sock tangos within four hours. This Groupon can also be applied to clean additional rooms.
Seal Sports' stable of sturdy single-person kayaks facilitates lengthy nautical excursions. Each vessel comes equipped with a comfy seat, paddle, and flotation vest. Once deck hands set up shop and draw an anchor tattoo on their foreheads, they can push out from the shoreline to glide atop the placid brackish waters of nearby Lake Pontchartrain or meandering Bogue Chitto River. Kayaks are rented out for periods of 24 hours on weekdays—allowing ample time for cruising, picnics, and general sightseeing. Meanwhile, weekend rentals let clients pick up their boat on Friday, take children around the waterfront on Saturday and Sunday to prove that SpongeBob Squarepants isn’t real, and drop off the equipment on Monday.