Blush Boutique houses a menagerie of rotating garb from such brands as Mek Denim and Miss Me, and the store arrays a slew of accessories against its florid hot-pink backdrop. Miss Me jeans ($99) squeeze gams into a chic and durable hug, and colorful handbags ($50 on average) stylishly shoulder the burden of carrying makeup, lotions ($5–$25), and chihuahua-prom groups. Gals can flaunt defiance against winter by donning a pair of Lindsay Phillips flip-flops ($24.95) or can stock up for the seasonal shift by amassing a hoard of scarves, hats, and gloves ($20–$50). Fashionistas can also explore several limbs' worth of Good Work(s) leather wrap bracelets ($22–$38), each of which comes emblazoned with an inspirational saying or one of Nietzsche's famous limericks.
The professional hair humanitarians at Gavora Studio nurse famished follicles back to health via nourishing products and revitalizing scissor treatments. When tending to forehead drapery, the experienced stylists shear away split ends and useless inches, creating elegant contours that flatter facial features while maintaining functionality (up to a $38 value). The deep-conditioning treatment cures crispy coiffures of their semblance to potato chips (a $15 value), while blow-dry styling adds height and volume to hair without using a forklift or spork full of glue (a $10 value). Step inside Gavora Studio's voguish cocoon of high ceilings, warm hues, and pendulant lighting to have your mop top trimmed, moisture-treated, and molded into a head accessory that will simultaneously stop traffic and accelerate the speed at which rogue dollar bills slip from your smooth strands and into your pocket.
jcpenney portraits' professional photographers capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Following the shoot, customers and friendly photogs pore over digital frames to select which pictures are worthy of being immortalized onto six single-image enhanced sheets in a variety of sizes; customers can choose a different pose for each photo sheet, for a total of six poses. Customers receive one 10”x13”, two 8”x10”, two 5”7”, four 3.5”x5”, eight wallet-size, and one specialty-size (10”x10” or smaller) Be Squared portrait, all of which are ready to be wall-mounted alongside each other in a courageous declaration of self-love. A CD with one high-resolution image is also included. Customers may take an additional 40% off any purchases made that day.
Color Me Mine Modesto’s studio puts paintbrushes and pottery in the hands of customers old and young. Party guests or budding Toyozo Arakawas follow four easy steps to craft beautifully painted ceramics, first choosing a ceramic piece from a selection of hundreds of seasonally changing items. After charting out a desired design from their imaginations or Color Me Mine's technique sheets, painters will select an underglaze from a cast of more than 50 colors, then apply paint with the focus of a peregrine falcon occupied by a Rockwellian spirit. Color Me Mine handles all kiln-firing work, allowing clients to take home their final products within five to seven days.
An ornate chandelier floods Threads Consignment Boutique's soft-pink walls with light, illuminating racks of fine consignment apparel. The store draws business from mothers, daughters, and grandmothers alike, with designer clothing available in a wide range of sizes and styles. Guests can try on clothing, purses, and handbags behind the billowing curtains of spacious changing rooms, and the boutique also offers a selection of uncommon items from both local and international female artisans, along with handmade greeting cards from Fairest LJ and 316 Greetings. The shop is often the site of special events, such as fashion shows, jewelry workshops, private shopping parties, and timed cannon-loading competitions.