Glamour Shots made its name as a place where women could be transformed into models and immortalized in photographs. Though makeup, hair, and wardrobe services are still available with each session, Glamour Shots now offers portraiture for individuals of any gender, as well as families, children, and houseplants. Unique personalities shine in Glamour Shots’ galleries, which depict everything from children with airbrushed angel wings to women clad in lingerie. Digital images can be transformed into a number of prints and products, including wall art and graduation announcements. Glamour Shots guarantees clients’ satisfaction, or it will re-take portraits without a session fee, or exchange poses for a small additional fee within 14 days.
At Lapels Dry Cleaning, the owner is always behind the counter to meet and greet garments and their owners. He offers same-day cleaning for speedy turnarounds on suits, and 24-hour drop-off service so that efficiency-minded patrons can leave their clothes while sleepwalking. Each dollar spent at Lapels Dry Cleaning counts as credit toward future orders. As a service to the planet, the shop uses a nontoxic dry-cleaning solvent and recycles hangers and plastic garment bags.
Under the high ceilings of Crank Fitness' 3,000-square-foot studio, fitness fanatics raise heart rates in a wide range of group cardio classes, boot camps, and other body-sculpting programs. With a one-month membership, patrons receive unlimited access to group classes, and free membership renewal within the first month of gym activity. Pulverize smart-talking bags during the studio's high-octane group boxing classes, or sweat out superfluous body matter and negative thoughts during intensive, aerobic group boot-camp sessions. Members can sculpt protoplasm outside of classes on the studio's state-of-the-art fitness equipment, which includes the core-building Vortex Pro-Trainer, an advanced machine that facilitates 360-degree movement and occasional jaunts into other dimensions of the space-time continuum.
In the late 1970s career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York and New Jersey.
Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs, and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics that stresses professionalism and confidentiality and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.
Starting in 1998 in the Philadelphia suburbs, the women behind Art of Exotic Dancing have strutted and hip-rolled their way to the forefront of a surge of interest in fun, sensual movement. Dedicated to fostering a comfortable space where all participants feel safe, the certified instructors proffer encouragement and reassurance as they teach dances that emphasize self-expression, personal power, and natural movement. Women learn to dance to a full song during the 90-minute CoreMoves class, while the Signature Workshop fortifies confidence via flirtatious techniques such as sensual walking and slow-motion winking.