Local Love

Shop local. Spend Local. Love Local.
 

As a local Omaha business, we love to spread the wealth and give credit to the many hard-working business owners in town.  Ever wonder where we like to shop, eat, drink and play?  Check our our lists and follow our favorite businesses on Facebook and Instagram! 


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WHERE WE WORKOUT:

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Our Favorite Valentine's Day Cocktails

 

Love Potion (for two)

1 cup club soda
4 oz raspberry liqueur
1 tsp heavy cream
Whipped Cream
Fresh raspberries for garnish

Pour 2 oz raspberry liqueur into the bottom of a tall glass.  Top with 1/2 cup club soda.  Drop in 1/2 tsp heavy cream.  Top with whipped cream and raspberries for garnish.

Source: thecookierookie.com
 

 

Lady In Red

1.5 oz Maker's Mark bourbon
1 oz POM pomegranate juice
.5 oz lemon juice
Ginger Beer (chilled)

Combine lemon juice, pomegranate juice and bourbon in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake for a minute and then pour over ice and top off with a ginger beer.

Source: creative.culinary.com
 

Spice Up Your V-Day Strawberry Margarita

2-3 cups strawberries
2 jalapeños
6 limes
3-4 Tbsp agave
1/4 cup triple sec
1 1/2 cups tequila

Wash and hull your strawberries.  Place on a cookie sheet and freeze for 20-25 minutes.  Add strawberries, jalapeños (seeded and chopped), lime juice, agave, triple sec and tequila to a blender.  Pulse until completely blended.  Pour into margarita glasses and garnish with a strawberry slice, a lime wedge and a jalapeño slice. 

Source: brit + co

Cheers!

Hello, my name is...

BB Hess

I'm the operations + brand manager @ Hank & Ax

Nickname:
BB - my old initials and I was called that all through my life.

How long have you been doing hair?
0 years.  I've worked @ Hank & Ax since January 2016

Why did you choose cosmetology?
I didn't!  I have an art degree focused on sculpture and graphic design. I fell into cosmetology because of Katie and her rad group of girls here.  I got the job and now I'm hooked!

What is your favorite part of your job?
My job is the best!  I get to hang out with my friends everyday and be incredibly goofy - then post about it online. 

Favorite social media app and how to find you:
Instagram!  @bbhess_ or @hankandax (but you better be following that one already)

Do you have any hobbies?
I love anything crafty or artsy. or a good, stiff drink.  is that a hobby?

Goal(s) you'd like to accomplish?
- speak french fluently
- buy a Tesla
- make Hank & Ax a household name

Do you have any hidden talents?
I can sing "Let It Go" entirely in French.

Favorite book or movie (or both!):
book: You Are A Badass   movie: Interstellar or Popstar

What did you want to be when you grew up?
a Target "payer lady" which meant cashier.  dream big!

Favorite karaoke song?
I always think I can rap.  I can't. 
I love to sing anything Journey or Queen

Anyone you'd like to meet?
I really, truly believe that I would be friends with the guys from The Lonely Island.  I heart funny dudes.  Also Jordan Westerkamp because DUH.

Anything you can't go a day without?
an iced latte with almond milk from Scooter's.  I'm seriously addicted. I go to bed thinking about when I can wake up and go get one.

How would you describe your personal style?
black.  I jump all over - athletic/dressed up/trendy/tacky - but its always mostly black.  I try to branch out into color but it just doesn't feel like me!

Favorite store(s) to shop for clothes?
H&M for good basics/Togs for unique, trendy pieces/Topshop or Asos.com when I'm in an online shopping mood

Favorite fashion trend?
obsessed with chokers because it looks so badass with my Hank & Ax bob™.  I also love to wear leggings as pants.

Most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
one time I tasted a baby octopus but it was so cute and tiny and I couldn't even bite down

Who was your first crush?
Joseph Gordon Levitt in 3rd Rock from the Sun but I remember having mixed feelings because he had long hair and I thought that was so girly but also so rebellious of him <3

Do you speak any different languages?
I took two years of French so I could probably communicate with a French toddler

Favorite color?
glitter

Do you play a musical instrument?
I'm really skilled at the kazoo.

How many U.S. states have you visited?
20

When is your birthday?
10/02
 

Hello, my name is...

Madi Shepard

I'm a Stylist @ Hank & Ax

Nickname:
Mad (thanks to my dad)

How long have you been doing hair?
a little over a year

Why did you choose cosmetology?
I've always loved doing hair. I did hair + makeup for theater in high school and it reintroduced my love for hair!

What is your favorite part of your job?
being creative and seeing my work come to life for the benefit of others

Favorite social media app and how to find you:
INSTAGRAM: @madishepardhair or if you're real nice @melizashep

If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
NYC, I love the hustle & bustle of the city and I love to hear the traffic (weird)  plus, I'm too pale for the west coast!

Do you have any phobias?
HEIGHTS! :(

Do you have any hidden talents?
I'm a bada$$ rapper

What is your favorite joke?
anything from Dumb & Dumber

Favorite karaoke song?
History - One D!

What is your least favorite household chore?
FOLDING LAUNDRY!  I can live out of a laundry basket

What is your favorite season?
Fall (bugs die) :)

Anything you can't go a day without?
Coke (not the drug)

How would you describe your personal style?
easy going + lots of black

Favorite store(s) to shop for clothes?
Asos (online)

Favorite fashion trend?
denim jackets

Any character that you relate to?
Tina - Bob's Burgers or Andy - Parks & Rec

Love or hate roller coasters?
HATE (heights make me sad)

Favorite recipe:
spicy chex <3

Most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
I'm a picky eater, I don't eat unusual things.  well, my mom tricked me into eating a beef cheek taco.

Do you speak any different languages?
if the inappropriate Spanish words the kitchen guys at Vincenzo's say count.

What super power do you want?
invisibility

Favorite ice cream flavor?
dutch chocolate from Ted & Wally's!!

How many U.S. states have you visited?
15

When is your birthday?
April 15 (tax day)
 

Hello, my name is...

Kelsey Dahl

I'm a Lead Stylist @ Hank & Ax

Nickname:
Kels Kels

How long have you been doing hair?
13, almost 14 years

Why did you choose cosmetology?
I actually cap-hilighted all my friends hair in junior high & high school.  decided I wanted to do it for a living and i was obsessed with my childhood hairdresser.

What is your favorite part of your job?
just making people feel confident & beautiful

What did you want to be when you grew up?
apparently I told my mom I wanted to be a waitress at Amigos

Favorite social media app and how to find you:
instagram - @kelsey_hankandax

Favorite vacation spot?
just let me sit on a sandy beach.  with a corona/margarita on the rocks.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be/why?
TAKE ME TO THE DESERT. I like it hot.

Favorite animal and why?
penguins. they're just cute.  I love watching them swim at the zoo.

Do you have any hidden talents?
well, in another life I think I would have been a pop star

What is your favorite food?
I can't live without homemade chex-mix & TACOS

Do you have any pet peeves?
know-it-alls and people who drive 10 under the speed limit

Favorite store(s) to shop for clothes?
Beyourself, Togs, H&M, Four Sisters

How would you describe your personal style?
plane jane. but cute.

What is your favorite fashion trend?
right now? for sure chokers

What are you binge watching on Netflix?
I'm old school.  I buy TV on DVD.  American Horror Story

Who was your first crush?
JTT & Devon Sawa

What was your first job?
Busser @ Virginia's Travelers Cafe.  Best pancakes in Lincoln.

What is your favorite color?
I love earth tones

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
blue bunny cookies n' creme

What super power do you want?
I'd want to be like Sookie Stackhouse in True Blood... hear your thoughts.

Do you play a musical instrument?
back in the day...flute & clarinet.  now I just wish I could play a guitar.

When is your birthday?
01-07-85