This place has a great thing going on; it's the latest fad: get rid of unwanted hair permanently.
They have certified nurses doing the treatments and that's a big plus. The prices are competitive.
The negative: the staff isn't necessarily customer service related.
Parking is mall parking, need I say more. Their hours are great since they're open the same hours as the mall.
This place offers many other services outside of hair removal, but I'm not familiar with everything they do. By the way, they have another location at the Great Mall.
This store, a sister store to Michael's is a nice nitch in the business.
It's for the artist, but it's also for the general public. They've got a decent frame selection in a large assortment of colors and sizes right off the shelf. The choices for custom framing are virtually unlimited with the number of mat boards they have. However, you will pay the price; custom framing isn't cheap.
I can't tell you much about the art supplies I don't shop that side of the store, but they seem to have good starter kits. They have some, minimal, scrapbooking materials. Nice photo albums. What I enjoy most is that they carry unique items that you don't see at a typical department store.
There is ample parking. And as for the staff: it depends on the day and the person.
This is a great local shop for professional and amateur photographers alike. Their prices are a little steep, and the associates are friendly, but they're exceptionally friendly when they get to know you.
The most important thing is that their work is quality work.
The turn around time is reasonable, typically within the week.
Their hours are somewhat limited, I believe they're open M-F from 9-6, you may want to double-check that.
One-hour photo can be slightly misleading because they don't turn everything out in an hour.
However...they will do their absolute best to accommodate your needs.
They're professional and friendly, plus...their prices aren't too shabby.
It's a great place to hang out for an hour or so anyway, there are coffee shops and boutiques in the neighborhoob. The Thai restaurant around the corner is pretty good, and the fresh flowers right outside their door add a special touch.
This place offers picture restoration, digitized photos from negatives or from cards. Instant passport photos. Self-serve computer for do-it-yourselfers.
Stop by, say hello and have some pictures processed.
Mind you...parking in the area is tough. Take lots of change with you, it's metered. Or, you can wait until Sunday when it's free.
Lowe's: good concept, poor execution.
What is it about this store. It pretty much doesn't matter which location you visit, however, I'm only reviewing this address at this time.
I'd suggest that they're customer service is bad, but I find that's an understatement, since it's actually non-existent.
They sell a great product, who am I kiding. Well...actually the products sell themselves, because there's rarely anyone around to help you.
In my most recent visit I waited approximately 10 minutes in the window treatment department. I noticed two customers ahead of me who weren't being helped either.
First I noticed someone headed in the direction of the aisle where I stood and asked her for assistance. She promptly stopped what she was doing and told me she'd go page someone. She went...but I'm not sure where. No one was ever paged. I waited again and while at the front desk asking them to page for someone, I noticed the first person now helping someone else.
In the meantime the front desk person told me that essentailly there was no one to help me because someone had called in sick. Eventually someone came over, but don't hold your breath, they were coming over to advise me that they were going to be a while because they were helping someone in a different department.
I interrupted with my question anyway; a question that only required a yes or a no and I left the store.
Before leaving I mentioned that the other two people in the aisle had been waiting longer than I had. His response: 'I know."
PROS: Good product; competitive pricing.
CONS: Lack of customer service.
Sure, it's a mid-sized to large hardware store, but the customer service at this location is truly good.
The associates are friendly and efficient. Each time I've been there I've been successful in finding someone to assist me.
They have just about everything you need. Make step 1: OSH. You'll spend a lot less time in the long run. And...they're prices are competitive.
Plus there's ample parking.
This is the place to go to get yourself pampered at a reasonable price.
Sure...it's a beauty school, but it's a top notch beauty school. I'd visited another school in the past and was essentially expecting the same "so-so to umm, pretty good" service. But I was pleasantly surprised.
Each time I've arrived for my appointment they've addressed me by name. And trust me, it's not that I'm there every weekend. I'm always offered water and a comfortable place to sit down. I typically arrive a few minutes prior to my appointment but have never had to wait past my appointment time.
I've personally only had wax hair removal or facials done at SFIEC, however they offer hair care as well. They also sell a very nice line of products.
The atmosphere is professional and relaxing. All the esteticians are friendly; they make you feel comfortable.
Short of paying three times as much elsewhere, I'll happily pick SFIEC before another "professional" salon.
Parking in the vicinity is limited or metered. You can take BART to Powell Street and walk the few blocks. It's approximately a 15-20 minute walk dependin on your pace.
The beauty college is a great place for some beauty treatments; a way to pamper yourself at a reasonable cost.
Men especially will probably find that it's a good place to get a decent hair cut. But women: don't be shy, you might be surprised.
They offer ample parking for starters. Fast service by appointment and do their best to accommodate walk-ins. They offer manicures, wax hair removal, facials and hair care.
One double-edged knife is that the products are usually less potent than might be used at a regular salon.
Give them a try.
PROS: Great prices.
CONS: Weaker chemicals.
So...the food is a little Americanized. It's still tasty. This place has a very simple menu, you start at one end and your order is complete (nearly), by the time you reach the register. The difficulty is in going there on a busy night. It's loud in there, and trying to convey my choices to the person on the other side wasn't easy. Never mind that he pretty much only heard yes or no, didn't care that I said, 'only a little'. Also, when they're in a hurry, it pretty much doesn't matter how they throw the food into the tortilla, you might end up with a sectional burrito, each bite will be something different. Mmmm, a bite of tortilla and sour cream only. They're salsas are tasty, they do have a vegetarian alternative, they sell beer. Try to visit in the middle of the week, or in the middle of the afternoon on a weekend. You might as well get it to go, because the chairs aren't meant to be sat in long. They're hard and uncomfortable. The decor is interesting, espeically the photography on the walls.
PROS: Good prices; tasty salsas
CONS: They need to work on their service.
This is a great place to go hang out for a couple of hours. There are used books and some new books. You may not find an overabundance of the books currently being released or the top books of New York's Bestseller list, but then again, one day, you might. And even the new books are discounted from the "big" stores.
What's more, you know that bag of books sitting in the back of your garage with no place to go? Take it them and get a store credit, or cash out, your choice.
I would have rated them "excellent", but I find that most (not all) the people working there keep their heads down and aren't super friendly. There should be more than one person who is willing to walk you directly to the shelf and smile.
PROS: Great selection; great prices
CONS: You won't always find the new releases; associates not very friendly