Inside The Barbers Inn's male-grooming lounge, talented hair cutters sculpt masculine styles out of all types of hair while upholding their goal of surrounding customers in a relaxing atmosphere. As they snip and shave, the barbers don professional attire including crisp white shirts, black pants, and neckties with a red, white, and blue design that harkens back to their respective internships as a barbershop pole. The staff can perform traditional cuts or creative looks including buzzed lighting bolts and arrows. They also participate in charitable programs with CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. Flat-screen TVs entertain patrons during their services, while idling customers can settle scores at a pool table. The shop's minibar also treats each first-time customer to a complimentary beverage.
Where's the best place to enjoy more than 101 European beers? Beneath a 6,000 square-foot tent in the great outdoors, of course. That's where the Great European Beer Festival brings some of the best brews from across the pond—with special attention paid to the hops-filled land of Belgium. Names like Piraat, Lindeman’s, Chimay, and Duvel greet festival attendees as they work their way through the tent, which also shelters Belgian cuisine, live musicians, and the tinier musicians that live inside their tubas.
Hosted by the Sharp Edge Beer Emporium, The Great European Beer Festival has been a tradition for nearly two decades. The festivities kick off with an "Ultimate Bier Dinner," during which chefs pair Belgian ales with equally Belgian cuisine, such as duck sausage and imported cheese. The festival then hosts multiple beer-drinking sessions over the course of two days.
Guardian Storage offers customers a variety of indoor and outdoor storage units that range in size from 5'x5' to 20'x30'. Along with its storage space at locations in Pennsylvania and Colorado, the company offers patrons complimentary use of its carts and dollies and has various packing and moving supplies available for purchase. With the help of a LEED-accredited architect, the facilities implement environmentally conscious practices that include building storage units with partially recycled steel and using heat-reflecting roofs capable of tanning birds' pale underbellies.
East Side Laser Center's owner, Bridget Miller, keeps current with skin-perfecting techniques and technologies and has compiled a collection of services that employs lasers, peels, microdermabrasion, and intense pulsed light. Bridget's lasers excise the body of unwanted accouterments such as hair or a tattooed map of the place you used to hide your Junior Mints. Photofacials and peels reduce age-related blemishes such as wrinkles and age spots and inspire skin to regenerate in a younger-looking incarnation.
With interactive workshops offered six days a week, live demonstrations by internationally celebrated glass artists, and striking glass sculpture gallery displays, Pittsburgh Glass Center is a haven for lovers of this fragile art form. Individual membership to the center includes access to studio rental and equipment, and a 10% discount on all classes for members and one friend or frenemy. Classes range from the beginner-friendly Precious Pendants workshop, where students create their own wearable art ($75), to the advanced four-week Hot Incalmo course, in which glassmiths fuse multicolored bubbles to create awe-inspiring art pieces or beautiful, sentient ham radios ($285). Member perks also include special invites and additional savings for special events such as the Gardens of Glass studio sale, where local artists showcase and sell their colorful crystalline designs. Family memberships bestow these privileges on two adults and include invites to family-friendly events.
The sugar in Sugar Wax Studio's name doesn't just allude to one of its speciality services: the spa also features a fully stocked candy bar. This bar, a soundtrack of calming music, and a chic interior with black-and-white-striped walls, are just some of the touches meant to put clients at ease. Each new visitor is assigned to one of Sugar Wax's team members, who may lead them to a modern styling station for a professional makeup application or eyebrow-contouring session. Other aestheticians buff away unwanted hair during standard and sugar waxes.