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, Newman works to beautify bodies with advanced med-spa services including laser hair removal and body sugaring.
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 at home (with corresponding cables, sold separately), and doubles as a battery backup to provide power when wall outlets run dry. Screen-protector two-packs for the Impulse 4G andd Xperia Play keep displays smudge and glare free ($15 each). Alternatively, an AGF leather-inlayed rubber case 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 offers a smooth gel surface that stows easily without attracting pocket lint or belly-button lint masquerading as pocket lint ($30 each). 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.
After managing other local salons, Jen and Mel decided to harness almost two decades of combined experience to open their own place. Now as co-owners of The Butcher Shop Salon, the duo can cultivate face-framing cuts or rewire coifs with high-end Schwarzkopf color products. Clients can also solicit the ladies’ waxing services to banish unwanted hair from eyebrows, upper lips, and malfunctioning bald caps.
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.