Most popular offering: Designer brands
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
"I was inspired by my love of fashion," said Green Earth Trading Company's owner. "I wanted to own a store that helps both men and women find their style, be confident in their look, and be affordable." To accomplish this feat of making designer brands easily accessible to customers, the store buys gently used name-brand and designer clothing from people, rewarding them with cash or store credit for trades. The staff inspects each and every article that comes their way, making sure that the proffered items are in-season fashions with working zippers, all buttons accounted for, and pockets free of those annoying little holes to other dimensions in the bottom. Once an item passes muster, they decide on a selling price and add it to the rest of the equally well-vetted stock on their shelves and racks.
Amazing Tans, celebrating its 18-year anniversary, furnishes its interiors with a range of cutting-edge tanning beds and booths. The studio's Matrix, Sun Board, and Velocity beds filter out 98% of UVB rays?the rays responsible for reddening skin. Aside from tanning beds, Magic Tan and Mystic Tan standup tanning booths mist bodies in UV-free sunless tanning formulas, transforming pasty hues into even, natural-looking bronze tones. Tanning and skincare products are available for purchase, including Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Amazing Face bronzers and moisturizers.
Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios caters to both a younger and older crowd. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces—including vases and flatware—await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.
Folsom Bike’s experienced bicycle technicians rehabilitate cycles and pair horseless riders with trusty two-wheeled rentals. During basic tune-ups, pedal physicians pamper asphalt steeds from headset to hub, remedying aches from popping wheelies with derailleur, brake, and bottom-bracket adjustments and ensuring optimal tire pressure and bolt safety. Creaky cables relax under soothing lubes, and newly trued wheels make for rides smoother than a piggyback from a manta ray. During performance tune-ups, gear gurus raise the velocipedal ante with fresh cables, housings, and frame polish before resurfacing brake pads, overhauling brackets, and weaving handlebar streamers into aerodynamic cornrows. Both basic and performance tune-ups are typically complete within 24 hours.
Though threading primarily deals with hair removal, the real focus of the service is the skin. Many depilation methods extract unwanted strands, but leave skin irritated and subject to wrinkle-producing tugs and yanks. Threading combats these unwanted effects with a 100% cotton thread that loops and uproots unwanted hair, eliminating the need for chemicals that can cause breakouts and require the placement of hazard stickers on faces. Beauty By Thread?s expert technicians wield strings with the utmost precision, creating sultry eyebrow arches and removing hair from upper lips, sideburns, or infringing hair lines.
Threading leaves brows expertly shaped for up to three weeks, and the staff also offer Lizette Mineral eyebrow-makeup kits, which combine 10 shades of water-resistant powders and six stencils that allow clients to maintain beautiful looks at home. Clients can also add an exotic touch to their look with the shop's showcase of ankle bracelets, bangles, and tiaras instead of filling out the endless paperwork required to adopt a pet tiger.
Monique Cortes's dream for Sassy Sweets by Monique was to create desserts that were as much a treat for the eyes as they were for the taste buds. She and her team of bakers delicately position fresh flowers on tiered wedding cakes and pipe crowns of frosting onto warm cupcakes. Specializing in gourmet flavors, the chefs mix up fresh batter every day, from their classic red velvet and confetti cakes to the inventive pancake 'n' bacon and blueberry-lemonade recipes. Adults can enjoy cocktail-inspired flavors including piña colada and strawberry daiquiri or place a candle in a cupcake-in-a-jar to celebrate the first anniversary of their moonshine distillery.
In addition to their cheesecakes, brownies, and cake pops, the bakery shares a full café menu of breakfast and lunch dishes. Behind the espresso bar, baristas steam milk for cappuccinos paired with grilled breakfast burritos and sandwiches such as the Folsom Chick with chicken breast, pesto, and housemade garlic mojo.