The owners of Big Z Cleaners, Twin City Dry Cleaners, & Squeeky's Cleaners & Laundromat wash and dry-clean garments with environmentally friendly practices and a keen eye for detail honed over a span of 40 years. After dry-cleaning silk blouses, suits, or dress shirts stained with business-related marinara sauce, specialists press collars and cuffs and preserve their shapes with a customizable dose of starch. The team also carefully executes wash, dry, and fold services that conclude with exemplary folding and placement on hangers.
Scissors smith Terrell “Big T” Collins of The Cutting Edge Hair Design draws upon experience, a steady hand, and a keen eye to treat men to trim and polished cuts and skin-softening close shaves. Gentlemen can slide into a chair, where Terrell masterfully snips unkempt locks and transforms drab ‘dos according to client preferences. Like Rapunzel's publicity agent, perfectly sculpted crew cuts, fades, mohawks, or carefully ruffled coifs will draw attention to powerful hair as newly sharp gents strut from the shop. After trimming skyward strands, Big T can take to stubbly visages with a straightedge razor and hot lather, masterfully shooing away beards and mustaches and leaving skin sleek.
Costanzo Clothing’s professional consultants and tailors help clients create a versatile, personal wardrobe and ensure that each piece fits its owner immaculately. Tailors hand-finish custom-made casual, business, or formal clothing for men and women to each client’s exact measurements, with touches such as adding elastic to the pants of celebrity client Bruce Banner. Costanzo Clothing also supplies clients with fashionable neckties and accessories; made-to-measure women’s clothing by Dara Lamb Couture; cosmetics from Motives; and pretailored trousers, jackets, suits, tuxedos, shirts, and sweaters.
One of a Kind Accessories & Boutique gilds fashion-conscious shoppers in frills and frippery from a range of renowned brands. Customers can adorn necks with the elegant clear crystal of a necklace ($23) or burrow noggins beneath a dalmatian-print animal hat with hand pockets in its long sleeves ($20). Makeup, nail-polish, and perfume Christmas packages ($5) stuff seasonal socks, and a blue wig ($20) can effectively disguise a pet orangutan with dreams of making it as a backup dancer.
Within Salon Couture of Southington, expert salon techs perform beautifying treatments amid red and white accents that recall the hues of peppermint candies and classic barber poles. The team snips hair, paints locks in shimmering highlights, and fastens updos while utilizing the complete line of Paul Mitchell products. They also create flawless faces with airbrush makeup and bronze limbs with airbrush-tanning solutions, enriched with vitamins and antioxidants. For clients seeking relief from tension or toxins, the staffers offer custom massage and facial services, and they can banish unwanted chin hair or Sharpie moustaches with facial-waxing services.