You literally feel like your nails are being done in a sweat shop. Not sure why anyone would return except for the fact that it's as cheap as you can get. Would not recommend
CONS: feels dirty -- very stuffy
Walked in and got a great cut from Beth...usually not much can be done with curly hair but she really worked on the layering and gave me an option for bangs. Very cool.
PROS: mellow but hip vibe
A rarity! Pretty, relaxing place with FREE internet. I was very pleased. Staff was very sweet...perfect for a coffee or sandwich when you are in the traffic-choked area...a little oasis.
PROS: free internet -- quality service and food/drink
Los Angeles gets a bad rap. Here's a beauty center that should be snobby but instead, it's family owned and friendly...They are always there to help and never pushy. I love all of their scents, with tons of testers to try on firs-hand. I would definitely recommend this wonderful, independently owned store.
PROS: Friendly, great products -- great hours - open til 8pm most nights!
I love this store! They have lots of unique labels, very cool casual wear, many of which are French designers (cop/copine is one she sells a lot of...). They offer a huge selection, and a refreshingly wide range of sizes (not just for the "little people"). The owner is typically there and she is helpful without being pushy.
PROS: Small boutique yet manages to be stocked FULL
Nava treats all of her clients with special, unique kid gloves. She takes a very clinical approach to your particular skin care needs and advises treatment accordingly. The salon is mellow and earthy -- like Nava herself. She also does waxing and offers massage therapy as well. Amazing!
PROS: Offers very individual, expert analysis of your skin
CONS: none whatsoever
I stopped by Faberge in the hopes of scoring a manicure for which I didn't have an appointment. Although I did have to wait a half hour, it was well worth it. Manicurist Vera Chernin is a real professional. Yes it was $20, but my manicure has lasted for several days, whereas when I go to other salons (that are cheaper), it begins to chip almost immediately! So you get what you pay for. And Vera is very sincere and sweet, as was the receptionist. Totally a down home feeling salon that I'd highly recommend!
PROS: friendly, community vibe
CONS: small space -- don't go if you don't like a cozy salon
As fabulous as its owner, Rose, The Happy Rooster may be tiny, but it packs a lot of foodie punch! I had a pepper steak there that had a red wine reduction sauce that I still dream of. If you are uptight and can't deal with close quarters and standard metro prices, don't go. But if you want an authentic Philly hot spot that you're sure to remember, go to the Happy Rooster. It made me happy!
PROS: dark wood -- unique -- amazing food!
CONS: tight squeeze -- don't go if that's going to be a problem for you
Beware of lines! They have recently gotten smacked with fire code warnings that is prohibiting them from letting in the same numbers of people that they have in the past! That means a super long line -- and very little energy once you get in. Yes the burger is divine, but without the fun crowds, the place is somber in atmosphere.
When I told friends I wanted to fix up my balcony, many of them snickered because it is quite small.
Charlie Trainer to the rescue! Charlie redid my balcony within my limited budget and made into a colorful oasis filled with potted plants and shabby chic style. Charlie knows where to find the best deals and can make your garden or balcony look fantastic. He is resourceful and he listens to your needs -- Upon seeing my balcony, another friend of mine got hers done. I was amazed he was able to capture her "spirit" doing it "out of Africa" style with lots of wood and earthiness (vs. mine, which is colorful and mod). No matter what size your space, Charlie is a great gardener who provides real consultative advice. Plus he's really fun and cool. Check out his website at www.thegaygardener.com.
PROS: Stays within budget, great listner, amazing flair
CONS: seriously: none