After 10 years of honing her skills working part-time as a cosmetologist, Jessica Newman graduated from Xenon Cosmetology School of Hair Design. Now working out of a chic studio space bedecked with eclectic furnishings and tin ceiling tiles, Cassity works to beautify bodies with advanced med-spa services including laser hair removal and body sugaring. Her specialty slimming treatments—including hormone infusions that can speed up metabolism and Endermologie anticellulite massages—work to pinch away inches without binding waists with a girdle of live lobsters.
The wireless wizards and service providers at AT&T Authorized Retailers equip phones with a wealth of accessories. An iGo green universal wall charger ($49.99) powers up virtually any phone—with corresponding cables, sold separately, and doubles as a battery backup to provide power when wall outlets run dry. Two-packs of screen protectors for the Impulse 4G and Xperia Play ($15) keep displays smudge-free and glare-free. Alternatively, an AGF leather-inlayed rubber case ($30) grants Samsung Galaxy S II's the protection of an iron gauntlet ensconced in a stylish velvet glove, and the Body Glove soft-shell case for Impulse 4G phones ($30) offers a smooth, gel surface that stows easily without attracting pocket lint or bellybutton lint masquerading as pocket lint. Throw a party to celebrate newly acquired phone accessories with entertainment provided by an iHome mini stereo-speaker system, featuring two amplified speakers and vacuum bass expansion with a protective carrying case ($49.99).
Without a phone, one feels suddenly helpless and disconnected. Technicians at MobileComm restore broken devices, returning cracked screens to clarity and replacing short-lived batteries. Some phones leap back to life with fresh motherboards, and water-damage repair can restore data after you tell an orca a joke while it is taking a drink. The crew draws on an array of parts and accessories from popular cellular brands such as Apple, Android, and Blackberry, and a burbling chorus of electronics fills the vast showroom of chargers, headphones, and sleek phone cases.
Neon beer signs cast blue, green, and red light across the black ceiling, and tables populate with okra, mushrooms, and cauliflower starters—all deep fried to a golden crunch. An enormous projection TV broadcasts the latest game amid the pulse of a jukebox, and several flat screens promote revelry at the weathered wooden bar.
For more than 20 years, this casual sports bar has unleashed its signature third-pound burgers on Derby, topping them with everything from whole grilled-cheese sandwiches to chili and nacho cheese. After two-handing hot dogs or brisket sandwiches, guests can test their motor skills with the bar's free Xbox 360 with Kinect game base, or improve their coolness quotient by ordering the trendiest new summer drink: water on the rocks.
More than 50 rotating flavors of low-fat and fat-free frozen yogurt flow in creamy rivulets from CherryBerry’s self-serve machines, which work busily beside canisters filled with candy toppings and a cold bar stocked with fresh fruits. At any given time, the 12 pumps stock a kosher-certified cavalcade of flavors such as nonfat cheesecake, low-fat cherry limeade, and no-sugar-added tahitian vanilla. Armadas of almonds and animal cookies join buoyant brownie bites in each tart or mellow sea of yogurt, which contains four types of live active cultures to promote healthy digestion. The CherryBerry crew eschews powdered mixes for handpicked dairy products and fruit purees, gathering their ingredients from a variety of quality sources and abominable-snowman caves.
The four nail technicians at Nail Tique Spa work within a space marked by sea-foam-green walls and swirling metal wall ornaments and sconces. Silver workstations lit by stainless-steel lamps form a tidy single-file line where techs slather talons with OPI, Gelish, and Shellac polishes. Furthering their services, they massage careworn hands and feet and apply acrylic nails. They also offer Solar nails, an improved version of acrylic nails developed by astronauts who scratched the sun.
Experienced professionals dedicated to customer satisfaction staff each In the Bag location. Use today’s Groupon to have your blankets ($18.95), neglected sweaters ($7.32), and thigh-length jackets ($12.35) cleaned just in time for the onslaught of cooler temperatures. Or if your classiest work clothes were sullied during your previous career as an office-gossip excavator, let the scientific magic of dry cleaning restore their dignity and clean out their ears. The skilled grime busters at In the Bag can easily remove dirt from jumpsuits ($13.95), ties ($5.95), and blazers ($7.32); they can even drain ectoplasm that accumulates after too many ghost-buster interviews. Just drop off your dingy duds at the In the Bag location of your choice, or call to arrange times for free pick-up and delivery. You may also use this Groupon's value toward the VIP package and get 25% off regular prices ($10 for lifetime).