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HOWTOMAKE A CANDLE Foxfire Candle Works is offering at-home candle-making kits. Step 1: Mix 15 milliliters of provided oils to desired scent Step 2: Heat wax in microwave, stirring periodically, until fully melted Step 3: Pour wax into candle jar, add oils and stir Step 4: Place wick and let cool for approximately 90 minutes
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Polishing skills virtually
Foxfire CandleWorks Foxfire Candle Works, a locally owned candle boutique and fra- grance bar located in Vintage Park, is supporting health care providers by providing them with customized scent kits. According to owners Erica and
Cy-Fair Music & Arts has had more students enroll in group classes and private lessons since they were moved online in late March, co-owner Antonius Bittmann said. “It took several of our staff a week of very long days to set up the technologies, train both teachers and students on how to use them, and reschedule lessons and classes,” he said. The pandemic has influenced the way Bittmann and his wife, Valentina Jotovic, approach their business,
considering flexibility in responding to natural and economic disasters. He said Cy-Fair Music & Arts will maintain its online presence for the foreseeable future depending on customer demand—especially while so many clients feel more comfort- able in a virtual classroom during this time.
needs a break or needs something fun that’s not so serious,” Erica Hoke said. “[They] tell us what their favorite scents are, ... [and] we put together a kit for them.” Additionally, Foxfire Candle Works is offering at-home candle-making kits available for purchase on its website via curbside pickup or delivery. 126 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. C, Houston 832-458-5392 www.foxfirecandleworks.com
Jeff Hoke, one nominated front-line worker is randomly selected each week to receive a free, customized candle-making kit. “Different people have sent in [nominations] ... where they tell us who they think deserves it or who
7103 Glen Chase Court, Houston 281-855-8855 www.cyfairmusicandarts.com
Keeping up appearances
PICK UP PRODUCTS TO GO Salons at Stone Gate and The Factory Salon are offering retail products and hair-coloring kits for free curbside pickup or $3 delivery.
Salons at Stone Gate, 11734 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 111, Cypress www.salonsatstonegate.com The Factory Salon, 10920 Fry Road, Ste. 450, Cypress www.thefactorysalon.net Color kits range from $45-$65 and include all supplies and instructions. Stylists also hosted online hair tutorials during the closure.
After closing in late March, the staff at Salons at Stone Gate put together at-home hair-coloring kits for their clients in addition to offering their traditional retail products for home delivery or curbside pickup. Kits are also available at The Factory Salon. Customers can place orders via email, and owner Gino Hernandez said these services would continue despite the salons reopening May 8.
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