The nail experts at Nails Now mix colors and artistic techniques to craft nail designs that will stand out in crowds. Nail art ranges from swirls and geometric shapes, to the stars and stripes of the American flag. Their pedicures pamper clients with stone massages, sugar scrubs, and hot towels. They also apply acrylic nails, using only American brands and ensuring safe, high-quality applications.
Salon Soho knows how to pamper bodies, offering everything from Swedish massages and moisturizing facials to mani-pedis and makeup applications. Treat hands to a spa manicure, tone and rejuvenate faces with a men's facial, or banish unwanted hair during a full-face wax. Whatever the treatment, Salon Soho's staff uses high-quality products to get the job done.
Keeping one secret can be challenging for some, but the chefs who brew Chez Porky's housemade barbecue sauce have to keep at least 25. That's how many ingredients go into the signature marinade—one of nine memorable sauces on the menu. Another popular and equally guarded recipe yields the sweet-and-sour raspberry sauce, which decorates helpings of wings and skewered, bacon-wrapped shrimp. The jamaican jerk sauce, meanwhile, bespeaks the staff’s talent for mingling tropical spices. They channel this skill set to produce plates of farm-raised new zealand mussels—prepped with Cajun-spiced butter—and to stir up zesty bowls of caribbean coconut soup. Even steaks benefit from their sauce expertise; the bourbon street new york strip steak, for example, basks in a bourbon-rosemary-teriyaki mixture.
The kitchen has been coating entrees in tangy house flavors since 1985. Cooks refrain from freezing any of their seafood or meat and instead offer cool refreshment in the form of domestic and imported bottles of beer that patrons can stuff up their sleeves. They also cater meals for any type of special event, transporting pans of gumbo, smoked sausage, and barbecue pork to parties both big and small.
Phenom-A-Nails boasts more than 15 years in the beauty industry, doling out beauty-ameliorating services including waxing, hairstyling, and nail polishing. A professionally trained nail technician will file, buff, and clean extraneous colors from all 27 fingers and toes to kick off the pampering 90-minute mani-pedi. A soothing hand massage expels tension buildup caused by high-fiving addictions, and a finishing polish accentuates nails' newfound shapes with a shiny splash of color before dryers lock in new shades. Salon owner Sheri Brown further creates a calming ambiance by pumping the salon's confines full of clean air, saving sensitive schnozzles from nail products' infamously bad taste in perfume.
Green Children's House works toward a better future in two ways: by maintaining eco-friendly practices, and by doing its part in creating the next generation of environmental leaders. Established in 2008, the non-profit school has built its educational approach on the findings of Dr. Maria Montessori, making it a Montessori school.
This approach emphasizes activity-based learning, allowing children to pick up skills at their own pace instead of forcing them to join packs of street-wise cats. During class time, students aged 3 months to 10 years interact with staff members while learning about science, math, arts, and even non-traditional subjects such as gardening. No matter the subject, though, the school makes good on its Green name by using paper only when necessary and utilizing technology that adheres to the same earth-friendly philosophy.