For more than 30 years, dedicated staffers at All Seasons Cleaners' four locations have cleansed garments with green processes such as wet cleaning, which yields a 100% biodegradable discharge. At this Certified Environmental Dry Cleaner, the diligent workers ready threads for same-day store pickup, or retrieve clothes from homes with their twice-weekly deliveries.
The cleaning extends to laundry services, washing towels, clothes, and household fabrics such as quilts and drapery with environmentally friendly detergents. At the Crystal store's laundromat, washers and dryers handle up to 60 and 80 pounds respectively, and a soap machine doles out soap, bleach, dryer sheets, and rubber duckies to calm down nervous pants. The cleaning pros also tend to specialty items such as costumes, leathers, and wedding gowns, keeping delicate garments safe with hand-cleaning, hand-pressing, and acid-free products.
Now celebrating 30 years in business, Starbright Cleaners is clearly committed to convenience. Each of their nine locations dotting northern Albuquerque offers a variety of cleaning methodologies in addition to specialty services such as same-day service, pickup, and delivery. Cleaners tailor each order to the client's desires, using one of three cleaning processes. Staff members are also qualified to attack messes on delicate fabrics such as leather or spirit-animal hides.
Most inflatable stand-up paddleboards are 4 inches thick, but Metro Lakes Marina and Rentals’ stand-up paddleboards measure a military-grade 6 inches thick, riding ride high in the water and never sagging in the middle. The team’s eye for details like this extends to their watercrafts, too. Their jet skis, for example, are all 2013 models from Yamaha and Sea Doo, and cushioned pontoons ferry you and up to 11 friends or mannequins posed as friends across Lake Minnetonka. To ensure safe navigation of the waters, pontoon drivers receive operating instructions and a map of the lake before shoving off.
Anglers can also hunt fish species from large-mouth bass to muskies aboard the company’s fishing boats. Fishermen and women shouldn’t get too attached to their hauls; however, because Metro Lakes Marina and Rentals adheres to catch-and-release practices.
The inspiration for Hope Chest's mission of helping breast cancer patients arose from the personal tragedy of founder Barbara Hensley. Having lost two sisters to breast cancer, Barbara was horrified by the plight of other women who lacked the financial resources to adequately care for themselves, or who had to make difficult decisions between seeking treatment and providing for their families. The Hope Chest eases the burden by assisting with rent, utilities, and transportation, even educating the community about early detection and screening programs. Funding for these programs comes from Orono and St. Paul retail stores, which sell furniture, home decor, and designer clothing.
Inside the welcoming confines of Medical Aesthetics’ cheery red brick clinic, a team of specialists works to foster glowing skin from head to toe. The aestheticians customize facials to individual complexions, and administer FDA-approved Botox or Juvederm XR injections during private appointments or group parties. Laser hair removal treatments help free bodies of unwanted fuzz or clinging bunny slippers. And in keeping with their mission to provide rejuvenating care, the staff also schedules yoga classes before aesthetic treatments and throughout the week.
After beginning with six modest traditional beds in 1990, Tropical Tan has expanded its body-bronzing pursuits to include 24 UV- and spray-tanning units housed within a pristine, violet boutique. Reflecting the salon's commitment to client comfort, UV beds combat claustrophobia with wide openings and display an intuitive control panel that empowers guests to program their preferred shade. Airbrush consultants dispense personalized tips for UV-free tanners, along with directions for navigating the Norvell sunless spray-tanning booth's passage into Narnia. The salon also stocks body products from brands such as CalTan, Designer Skin, Australian Gold, MR International, and Swedish Beauty, which condition skin to deepen and sustain new hues.