Shopping & Style
Celebrate the New Year in style with a new look courtesy of these spring 2013 fashion tips.
So much effort, technology and marketing go toward women’s hair services that men are often left out in the cold. Whether you need a quick clean up or a full-on makeover, finding the right stylist and salon doesn’t have to be a struggle. These are Pittsburgh’s tried and true favorites, guaranteed to give you just the right cut every time.
Getting your ears pierced can be a big decision. If you have waited until adulthood, the thought of needles or piercing guns could be enough to keep you from making the plunge. Rest assured, ear piercing is a pain that quickly subsides, and with the proper care, it will be done without incident. For very young children, many pediatricians will perform ear piercing and give you the proper products needed to care for the piercing until it is healed. At any location, it is best to go on a busy day to see how the piercer handles the people before you. If you are not satisfied after seeing this, it may be best to return on a different day to work with a different technician. If you don’t know where to start in finding the right fit, these area businesses boast the title of best places for piercings in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh locals love art, and when it comes to gifting, nothing beats one-of-a-kind pieces from local artists. Finding just the right fit doesn’t have to be a challenge, even if you drew the eclectic 80-something aunt who has everything. These are the best Pittsburgh artists to buy from this holiday season, no matter the recipient.
Dec. 12 is National Poinsettia Day, a day to celebrate the season’s most beloved flower. Here are the best florists in Pittsburgh to buy your holiday poinsettia.
Between the season’s drier air and blasting the indoor heat, winter certainly does a number on your skin, leaving many with a dull, flaky complexion, acne or flare ups of annoying inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema. One of the most effective ways to combat the environmental effects that come with the colder months is a facial, a skincare procedure that often involves steam, exfoliation, massages and lotions. From oxygen-infused treatments that promise smoother, younger skin to hydrating ones that leave you with plumper, rejuvenated skin, facials have fast become one of the most popular spa treatments in Pittsburgh. Both men and women may benefit from facials and the countless options offered at these five spas and salons named the best places for facials in Pittsburgh.
Nothing says happy holidays like a beautifully decorated home. Whether you string hundreds of Christmas lights and inflate outdoor lawn decorations or prefer to stick to classic garland and wreaths, personalizing your home with holiday décor is one of the quickest and most fun ways to get into the holiday spirit. Get ready to trim the tree, decorate your front yard and welcome the holiday season with the selection of holiday decorations available at the best places for holiday decoration shopping in Pittsburgh.
In just a few weeks, the busiest shopping day of the year arrives: black Friday. For some, this consumer-friendly day simply represents the start of the holiday shopping season. For others, the day following Thanksgiving is a chance to crowd shopping centers, mob malls and swarm big-box retailers in search of the lowest prices on the season’s most in-demand items. This year’s black Friday falls on Nov. 23, but many boutiques and retailers throughout the area continue their black Friday shopping specials throughout the following weekend. For the best deals in Pittsburgh, skip the chain stores and support the region’s local small businesses at the five best places for black Friday shopping deals.
For those with a creative streak, Halloween is the perfect day of the year to show off your individual style and express your personality with a unique Halloween costume. With countless costume options ranging from adorable baby garb to horrific zombies, you’d think the chances of finding a spooktacular and unusual Halloween costume would cost you an entire bag of trick-or-treating candy. Think again, and save on this year’s costume with these great costumes and stores.
Yellow or stained teeth are often associated with poor dental care habits or personal hygiene, but for many people, that isn’t always the reason that their pearly whites aren’t so white. Genetics, age, acidic food and drinks, tobacco and even certain medications can leave some individuals with a lackluster, discolored smile. Sure, you can try the hundreds of whitening toothpastes, strips and bleaching gels on the market, but sometimes even the most expensive at-home whitening products can’t give you the megawatt smile you desire. When your smile isn’t lighting up the room the way you need it to, book an appointment at one of these five places that offer the best teeth-whitening treatments in Pittsburgh.
Don’t get caught in the rain without Pittsburgh’s best selection of raingear, which you can find at these five stores.
A great pair of designer jeans isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. Everyone deserves a jean that makes him or her feel good and look even better. While a fantastic fit or sexy cut will help, knowing you saved a bundle on your designer denim will put a little extra swagger in your step. If you’re ready to indulge in a pair of designer jeans, check out these five stores and boutiques that carry the best designer jeans for less than $200.
Shopping for the perfect jacket to transition you into fall can be a challenge thanks to Pittsburgh’s unpredictable weather. Nobody knows when to carry what. You want outerwear light enough to keep you warm when you have the A/C blasting on Indian Summer days, warm enough to keep you cozy during chilly autumn evenings, but stylish enough to carry you through the season as well. Well, for once you can thank the city’s wacky weather for encouraging retailers to stock an unlimited variety of fall jackets. Browse these five local outwear stores and boutiques that promise to make shopping for the ideal fall jacket a breeze.
Used and discount sporting goods are the way to go if you’re testing out a sport or letting the kids make the rounds through the year’s offerings. Whether you want to hit some balls at your local driving range, bike the beautiful trails that sprawl through the suburbs or hit the slopes at Pennsylvania’s mountain ski resorts, used sporting goods offer unbeatable savings and unmatched fun. Shop these top five options in Pittsburgh.
You’ll look even better doing the warrior pose and the hundred when you suit up in the area’s best yoga and Pilates gear.