Taking their name from the 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transform regular steel into stainless steel, the staff of 18|8 Fine Men's Salons master grooming services to transform their clients into chiseled gentlemen. A greeter waits at the salon entrance with a complimentary beverage for each client and guides him to his stylist's booth or to a private or semiprivate treatment area for facials, massage, and other grooming sessions. Stylists carefully cut and color the hair of their clients, finishing Executive cuts and styles with five-minute shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels.
Technicians groom hands with MANicures and faces with straight-edge blade shaves and hot lather eos moisturizing shave cream. Guests can relax during 20-minute therapeutic massages to finish their visit and ease any tension built up in hands and forearms by excessive whittling.
George Moore is the third-generation owner of a family business that opened more than 60 years ago. True to its original purpose, the shop still sells sewing machines, cabinets, vacuum cleaners, and ceiling fans, but now aims to acquire equipment that is eco-friendly and ultra-efficient.
Alongside its retail branch, Moore’s nurses the machines it sells back to health and leads crafting classes. Expert stitchers lead hands-on sessions in everything from quilting to correctly taking the measurements of a restless scarecrow.
A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
Since 1973, the staff members at Reher’s Florist have put the lush flowers of Southern California to use in custom-designed arrangements for individuals and events. Because of the temperate climate and a countywide snowman ban, Reher’s considers no flower truly out of season. That means that arrangements can include orchids, cattails, and sunflowers year-round in arrangements suitable for celebrations, sympathy, and weddings.:m]]
Trees-R-Us stocks its four Orange County retail locations with festive evergreen varieties such as Douglas, Grand, and Nordmann Firs—an annual tradition since 1981. The outfit sources its specimens from Oregon’s Willamette Valley, a humane and happy home that lets the trees mature in dignity, build up their limb strength, and develop the willpower to not laugh when tickled by children. The company’s expert tree growers cut each batch as late in the season as possible before sending them out to each location, where they’re graded according to height and shape and then arranged for easy perusing.
In business for more than 30 years, the florists at Flowers 4 U arrange a dazzling assortment of fresh blooms into bouquets and baskets suited for every occasion. Long-stem roses convey romantic sentiment, sunflowers invite optimism, and graceful orchids serve as a better way to say "I'm sorry" than shouting it over the PA system at a grocery store. In addition to blooming creations, the team also fashions gift baskets.