SwimSpot brings high fashion poolside by amassing a collection of designer bikini and one-piece swimsuits by brands such as Athena, Guess, and Nautica. Each swimsuit and cover-up incorporates contemporary trends such as asymmetrical cuts or tropical colours to create stylish silhouettes, and a fit-specialist service provides body-shape searches and remote one-on-one discussions with experts to find a flattering suit for any shape. Lauded in the pages of People Style Watch, Lucky, and Seventeen, an online bikini builder enables the beach bound to build their own ensemble by mixing and matching tops and bottoms using a tool that yields more than 1,000 possible combinations. In addition to providing detailed descriptions and material breakdowns, each swimsuit offered in the online store is modeled in a video that offers a 360-degree view, allowing customers to get a better idea of what they’ll look like as they run into the surf or slowly back away from a sleeping bear.
Known for being quick and convenient, The UPS Store is a three-headed office chimera belching forth shipping, printing, and office necessities. Packaging experts take the hassle out of delivering gifts to far-off third cousins twice removed by using top-notch packaging materials and geometrical know-how. Once bundles are packed and ready to go, staffers cast them off in the customer’s desired route, from next-day air to standard ground shipping. Online tracking services and the insurance included in the UPS Pack & Ship Promise let senders rest easy knowing that each carefully packaged missive will arrive safely to the waiting hands of loved ones or wolves disguising their paws with rubber gloves. Aside from shipping parcels to faraway lands, The UPS Store also stocks an array of printing services, allowing customers to print, copy, bind, and laminate documents hassle-free.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. Camps and after-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
Within Studio Bijoux, Christine Miller stands at her styling station, deftly wielding scissors and haircare products as she revamps head topiary. Music permeates the air, soothing away workday stress and inspiring clients to sing out their aesthetic visions as they sip complimentary coffee or espresso. Christine draws upon Goldwell semipermanent colors to re-hue headscapes, and her training in styles both classic and contemporary help her sculpt a fitting 'do for any face shape and lifestyle. After a clip and rinse, Belmaster hair driers wait to purge strands of excess water in 10 minutes, readying tresses to weigh-in for featherweight boxing matches.
The holistic practitioners at Oasis Wellness Center help patrons evict both tension and toxins with an array of therapies. Their healing hands conquer bodily aches with paradise massage or deep tissue massage. They also equip their wellness center with other technologies such as the Ceragem Jade Massager and the TurboSonic Sound Vibration System and sell superfoods and SunWarrior products to refuel.
A First Impression renews homes with new carpets, upholstery, and bedding and has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily News for its ability to revitalize furniture. Much like a shape-shifting silver dollar, A First Impression’s custom projects vary in price, but pricing starts at $45 per hour for labor plus the cost of materials. Line foot highways in new floor fur, choosing from more than 15 brands. The cost of carpet is $19.95 per yard, which includes installation and 7-pound padding. Homeowners can also redecorate rooms with drapes ($58 for a 2’ window including installation), reupholstered dining-room chairs ($35 each), sofas ($99/ft. plus a flat labor rate of $99), or custom sheets, comforters, and pillowcases ($45/hour for labor, material costs vary).