Business #1: Dr. Kishibay; orthodontist
Business #2: Second Spin
Business #3: The Yellow Balloon
Why I can't live without these three businesses: #1: This may not be your average BLB post, but I’ve just got to say it; if you are looking for an orthodontist, go to Dr. Kishibay. His office is located on Ocean Park Blvd, address 2601 Ste. 304. He is the best. I could not live without this place. Dr. Kishibay is the nicest man ever and his dental hygienists are crazy funny. They always remember you and every time you go in, you are greeted with smiles. I’ve been going to him for years and just the other day he asked me about something I told him in one of our first appointments together. This place is extremely family friendly and for you adults that are just as worried as your kids are about going, he always reminds you to let him know if anything hurts or is bothering you while he works. They are a bit on the pricy side, but that’s what happens when you are getting the absolute best. I give them 3 thumbs up and newly straight smile ☺.
#2: You can buy used cars, used clothes, used shoes, used books, used just about anything! Well what about used movies? I pretty much live at Second Spin on Wilshire and 14th; this is THE (emphasis on the e) place to go buy movies. Yes they sell unused movies too, but the real gold is that $3 DVD of Mean Girls you bought and the box set of The Big Bang Theory that was dirt-cheap. No joke, you will feel like you are stealing from them. All of their disks are in prime condition, guaranteed. They have just about everything, even the Mary-Kate and Ashley DVD’s that you used to watch on VHS haha. If you like movies, or if you just like watching them to look at Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Gosling shirtless, you should go check Second Spin out.
#3: Seriously though, who didn’t want to go to the same barbershop as Alex and Nicky Katsopolis did for their first haircut?? If you don’t know whom I’m talking about, go watch Full House and educate yourself. Anyway, these boys got to get their hair cut in seats that looked like cars and planes, were given lollipops, and left with balloons. Sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it? Yes the Yellow Balloon seems like a place just to take your kids to get a haircut, but who said you aren’t allowed to recreate your childhood dream of being a Full House character? This barbershop is more of an amusement park that you happen to be able to get a haircut at. There are lots of things to entertain your restless kid with to avoid last years “Avant Garde” hair catastrophe. If you were blessed with a child that sits still, there are tons of those smutty magazines (that we all love) for you to read. Located on Wilshire Blvd and 14th street, the Yellow Balloon takes the cake for family friendly salons. Check it out next time its time for a trim or if school photos are just around the corner. You will be looking your best if you stop here!
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