Armed with more than a decade's worth of styling experience, Mancini de Paris guides his team of stylists and technicians as they pamper patrons from head to toe. Staffers administer services ranging from haircuts to pedicures with brand-name products from companies including Dermalogica, Redken, and Goldwell. The salon area houses blue chairs for patrons to relax in as stylists wash, snip, color, perm, and talk to hair, and the dedicated spa area features plush pedicure chairs and private treatment rooms with linen-draped massage tables.
The assiduous staff at Alex’s Dry Cleaning Valet picks up sullied duds for a thorough preening with eco-friendly services before returning garments to their owners in a timely fashion. Prior to Alex's arrival, clients scan wardrobes to find unkempt blouses ($10.95 each), slacks ($12.05 each), and gold-plated pajamas beckoning for soap and suds. Alex's Dry Cleaning Valet specializes in bridal gown cleaning, pressing, and preservation as well as couture apparel, so clients can breathe easy as the diligent cleaners carefully reanimate designer cocktail dresses or two-piece suits. New customers receive a complimentary welcome kit that includes a personalized laundry bag, lint roller, spot tape for marking blemishes, and this fall’s line of Emperor’s new clothes. Pickup and delivery services can be scheduled over the phone or online.
There's a reason Laundry Locker was named Best Dry Cleaner by the SF Weekly Readers' Poll every year from 2010 to 2013. Public drop-off locations and secure lockers in more than 900 area apartment and office buildings allow customers to safely stow their clothing and place orders via their Android or iPhone app. Drivers then retrieve the bundles and deliver them to a 10,000-square-foot facility where eco-friendly, high-efficiency technologies infuse dry-cleaning and washing services. Then, as quick as the next day, the attendants return the garments to the drop-off location and notify the customer. And these cleaners don't limit themselves to linens alone: the staff can restore shoes' shine by applying two coats of lotion or dipping them in molten silver.
The skilled technicians at Sonia's Dry Cleaners restore sullied shirts and pantsuits to store-fresh conditions, protecting clothes as well as the environment with GreenEarth cleaning solutions free of perchloroethylene and hydrocarbons. In addition to purifying textile pores and decoding hieroglyphic messages on Christmas sweaters, Sonia's Dry Cleaners sews patches onto tattered jeans and performs custom alterations to ensure a perfect fit. Understanding that not all wardrobes consist entirely of cotton and other easily washable materials, the technicians also specialize in the care of leather garments, purses, and wedding gowns.
Spin your sauciest spaghetti with haste and utter disregard for the cleanliness of your clothes. Today’s Groupon gets you $40 worth of dry-cleaning services at The Wash Club on Frederick Street for $20. Wash Club’s fashion hygienists will free you from the crippling fear of spills and stains that have kept you on the sidelines of life’s messiest treats.The Wash Room (13 episodes): Set in a Baltimore laundromat that was more community center than cleaning business, this sitcom starred Jackie Hartley as wise-cracking laundress Ruth Givens. From her perch behind the laundry counter, Ruth would dispense advice and crack wise with local do-nothings like Marvin and Sleepy Pete, and memorable guest stars like Joe Namath.
Committed to truly green practices, Blu White Cleaners freshens up soiled duds with chemical-free wet-cleaning processes that deodorize and clean finicky fabrics. Using biodegradable detergents, staffers soak shirts ($1.85–$2.15), pants ($6.50–$7.50), suits ($12.95–$14.95), dresses ($11.95–$14.95) and other garments in a water-based cleaning solution that provides a CEPA-approved alternative to harsh dry-cleaning chemicals that is safe for fabrics too delicate for machine washings or wind scrubbings from busy skydivers. De-soiled duds can be picked up within 72 hours, allowing patrons to keep wardrobes stocked with outfits as sparkling and fresh as a germaphobe's disco ball.