Sciascia’s in Homewood: 5 reasons customers love them, including beard trims

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Ladies of the salon
The ladies of Sciascia’s Salon & Boutique. From left to right::Karen McDonald, Angela Sciascia, Katie Tapscott and Dona Gillis. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Right next to Soho Retro in Homewood, you’ll find a little salon called Sciascia’s. Inside, you’ll find four friendly stylists who are dedicated to delighting their customers.

Here’s why their fans love them.

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New bridal store and more coming to the Iron Age Building, former home of Parisian

Iron Age building on 20th St. Photo via Taylor Babington for Bham Now 

The Iron Age building on 20th Street in downtown Birmingham is getting new life with the addition of Refined Bridal Boutique and office space. Learn more about the building and its budding future!

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Birmingham Bookworm’s Guide: Five Oldest and Rarest Items at Reed Books

Girl Stands in Room of Books
It’s hard to decide with all of these options! Photo by Lauren Moore for Bham Now

If you’re a book lover like me, stepping into Birmingham’s Reed Books feels like paradise. The shop is completely covered in books and memorabilia, giving it the alternate name “The Museum of Fond Memories.”

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Harvest Roots is opening a kombucha taproom in Avondale: 7 reasons we’re over the moon about it

Harvest Roots is moving to Birmingham!
Pete Halupka and Lindsey Whiteaker celebrating the announcement of their big move to Birmingham. Photo supplied

Harvest Roots is moving to Birmingham and opening up the city’s first-ever kombucha taproom. It’s gonna be right next to Tropicaleo in Avondale by sometime in late Spring 2020.

We’re super-excited to see this Mentone-born business thriving and expanding, so we reached out to Pete Halupka to find out all the details.

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Encompass Health raises over $464K for United Way of Central Alabama during Pacesetter Campaign. Here’s how

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Encompass Health’s United Way Victory Party at Regions Field. Photo via Encompass Health

United Way kicked off their Pacesetter Campaign back in June, and 71 Birmingham companies stepped up. One of these companies, Encompass Health, raised almost half a million dollars for United Way’s programs! We spoke with Encompass Health about their campaign and why they choose to get involved with United Way year after year. 

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3 ways a Closets by Design mudroom can shave 30 minutes off your daily routine

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Closets by Design can make just the right mudroom for your family's needs
Can you imagine walking into this mudroom? Photo supplied

If you’re a home design buff, HGTV fan, or a real estate watcher, you’ll notice mudrooms have gone from being something other people had to a must-have in most homes. The thing is, here in Birmingham, most of us haven’t had mudrooms ’till very recently, so Closets by Design is here to help you design and build just the right mudroom for your needs.

Bonus: mudrooms don’t just look good—they can help you shave at least 30 minutes off your daily routine.

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Turning art into wallpaper. How Laura Levie got her art on the walls of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

So many amazing illustrations. This was part of the Flying Things wall covering at RMHCA. Photo via lauralevie.com

Birmingham is full of talented artists: photographers, muralists, painters, sculptors… The list goes on and on. From restaurant walls, abandoned buildings, art galleries and maybe even your dentist office—you’ll hardly find a place lacking a local artist’s touch. And now, you can bring the work of a Birmingham artist into your own home.

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Job Hunting? Check out 5 job fairs this fall in Birmingham, AL

Fall in Birmingham is full of beautiful leaves, scenery, and… job fairs! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Whether you’re looking to land that first job, rejoin the workforce, or make your next career move, job fairs are a great way to meet employers and find local openings. Here are 5 job fairs that are coming this fall to Birmingham, AL.

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Wow! Check out the new Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant in the Lakeview District (photos)

Main room in the new Los Amigos at the Lakeview Entertainment District. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Los Amigos, the popular and beloved family Mexican Restaurant re-opened this weekend at its new location on 2839 7th Avenue South, in the heart of Birmingham’s Historic Lakeview Entertainment District.

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Birmingham startups Immediate and Conserv win combined $150K at Alabama Launchpad imerge2019 event

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Winners of 2019 Alabama Launchpad Cycle 3 at imerge2019
Conserv and Immediate were the Alabama Launchpad winners at imerge2019. Photo via EDPA

Two Birmingham-based startup businesses won a combined $150,000 in seed funding in front of a large audience at the Alabama Launchpad pitch finale held as part of imerge2019 in Birmingham on August 28. Check out what $100,000-winner Immediate and $50,000-winner Conserv have in store for us. Find out what happened at imerge2019.

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Shop, sample, share the fun! Southern Women’s Show is happening Oct. 4-6, use code BHAMNOW for $4 off

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Sip sip, hooray! Photo via Southern Women’s Show

Birmingham, AL’s favorite event for women in BACK! Discover the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and so much more at Southern Women’s Show, coming Oct. 4-6 to the BJCC. Use code BHAMNOW to snag your ticket for just $8.

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