A ravaged zombie; a bedazzled masquerade mask; an understated smokey eye. These are a few of the creations depicted in makeup artist DaLonde's portfolio. A seasoned makeup artist in the show-biz circuit, DaLonde offers a range of services that encompasses everything from striking cinematic makeup to soft, feminine wedding-day looks.
The certified instructors of Zumba on Wheels pack up their fancy-footed dance moves and kick off aerobics parties at nearly any location or event. Demonstrating the workout's signature cardio steps set to Latin-inspired music, mobile hosts add rhythmic pizzazz to birthday parties, gym routines, corporate gatherings, and State of the Union addresses. Their collective energy creates an electric and supportive atmosphere as students shimmy along to multiple Zumba variations, including traditional Zumba, Zumba Toning, and ZumbAtomic for kids.
With the rise of cotton costs, the price of school uniforms has increased in the last year. OASIS collects gently used, appropriate school-uniform clothing such as solid polo-style shirts and navy or khaki pants. School social workers then distribute the clothing to students in need. When necessary, OASIS purchases uniform clothing through a low-cost supplier to meet demands.
The staff at Gadgets Repair specializes in electronics diagnostics and repair, allowing them to quickly assess buggy gizmos before replacing points of failure. Xboxes, iPhones, and flat-screen TVs all fall within the repair team's scope of expertise, which covers everything from the replacing a smartphone's cosmetically flawed screen to delicately resoldering printed circuits without tickling them.
At The Soap Factory, enthusiastic soap makers transform a handful of natural ingredients into more than 70 varieties of soap, each laced with skin-friendly ingredients and decorated with colorful stamps or elaborate carvings. During soap-making workshops, enthused, skilled instructors lead students through the essentials of crafting sudsers, including selecting a base such as natural goat's milk or glycerin. Then novices can belly up to the soap bar to mix and match a huge variety of dirt-baiting fragrances, such as plumeria, lavender, lime, or patchouli. Shop owner Dina Good creates her soaps with myriad patterns and themes, such as Berry Berry Swirl’s pastry-like flourishes or the Tie Dye bar’s whimsical splashes of color, and invites burgeoning designers to craft their own bars with their choice of embellishment, such as bright flowers, colorful polka dots, or detailed replicas of the Sistine Chapel. After class, duos can browse the massive array of intricately designed, handcrafted block soaps displayed on sawhorse tables, and pick a slice for each to take home for soothing sudsings. The shop balances utilitarian workshop décor with chic touches, such as a gray sofa atop a bright rug, potted orchids, and a bold-pink accent wall.