Don’t stroll into Y&L Style Bar expecting a haircut or color treatment. Though comprised of expert stylists, the salon's team sticks to washes followed by blowouts and elegant up-dos. This means, that once every strand has been swept into place, customers will have enough time to enjoy manicures and pedicures, administered by nail techs or to sit as one of the bar's aestheticians beautifies their skin with mineral-based cosmetics by Jane Iredale.
But the fun here isn't reserved for adults only: birthday party packages invite girls as young as four to enjoy age-appropriate makeup, manicures, and other pint-size pampering, while Y&L's entire crew shares their skills with teen girls at annual summer camps.
At San Jose's Cell Phone Repair, gadget specialists keep clients connected to the world around them with simple cell-phone fixes, extensive computer overhauls, and smartphone-specific repairs and protective services. The skilled repairfolk can undo nearly any type of damage done to iPhones and other smartphones. They can remove harmful liquid from circuitry, restore faulty charging ports, or fix broken screens. The versatile techs’ expertise is not limited to handheld electronics and computers, as they can also fix a range of other household devices, from making a game console good as new to repairing frustrating mechanical failures in tablets, laptops, and MP3 players.
The technicians can perform many of these repairs on the spot, allowing their customers to quickly resume making phone calls, checking their calendar at a moment's notice, or quickly settling heated disputes about Eric Stoltz's movie career. While their devices are being restored, customers can peruse the shop’s selection of products and accessories, which includes phone and laptop cases, headphones, and chargers.
Color Me Mine puts paintbrushes and pottery in the mitts of customers old and young. Budding Toyozo Arakawas will follow six easy steps to craft beautifully painted ceramics, first choosing a ceramic piece (most cost under $35) from Color Me Mine's selection of hundreds of seasonally changing items. After charting out the desired design from individual imagination or Color Me Mine's idea gallery, painters will select an underglaze from Color Me Mine's 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 three to five days. This Groupon also includes the studio fee (or fees if you share this Groupon), which will get you a full day's worth of supplies and studio use.
At E Z Cleaners & Shoe Repair, expert dry cleaners take in clothing that ranges from grass-stained pants to blouses stained by airborne chocolate pudding and deftly rid them of their unsightly smirches. They also make things easy on busy customers by offering pickup and drop-off services.