The skilled aestheticians at The Spa Connection revitalize and refresh worn-down nails and lackluster tresses. Stylists begin the cut and style with a thorough shampoo, confronting tresses with an arsenal of Aquage, Framesi, and Tressa products and forcing mops to relinquish collections of dirt and rejection letters from the musical Hair before snipping away frayed ends and styling locks into a chic new ’do. Alternatively, clients who opt for the mani-pedi can lie back and relax in a comfortable spa chair as a trained digit doctor indulges feet in an exfoliating sugar scrub during the spa pedicure. Next, skilled hands tame overgrown talons and knead knots out of bipedal pads before enveloping them in a hydrating mask and warm towels and brightening toe shields with of splash of polish. The trained techs spread the phalange love during a Shellac manicure, curtailing unwieldy cuticles, massaging hands, and slathering surfaces in a chip-free Shellac polish to ensure nails won't crack under intense questioning about the disappearance of several high-profile scratch-and-sniff stickers.
Guidestone works to equip and empower children and families to reach their full potentials, driven by its faith-based vision of creating strong communities where future generations are self-reliant, educated, and fulfilled. Its programs—designed particularly to help children and families in need—help preserve family relationships and aim to reduce the need for future interventions by courts or social services. For instance, the MomsFirst program assists new mothers, including those currently in jail, living in shelters, or participating in rehab, with health and social-service needs such as parenting classes or birth control. Other programs include case management for children dealing with the local juvenile court.
Since it began in 1893, the Cuyahoga County Fair has only missed three years: 1932, during the Great Depression, and 1942?43, during World War II. Every other year, local residents have flocked to the fairgrounds to sample the foods, ride the rides, and soak up entertainment that grows more diverse with each passing summer. Beyond a lineup of main events?such as concerts and motor-sports exhibitions?every day of the fair is an opportunity to zip along rides, see animals, and pit yourself against contests, including watermelon- and Ferris-wheel-eating competitions.
Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) started in a family garage outside of Cleveland after a small group of animal lovers recognized the desperate housing and healthcare needs of homeless animals in the area. Now, 20 years later, ARF continues to help stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, food, and medical necessities—as well as loving care and companionship—in a more formal facility for as long as needed. In addition to traditional adoption services for cats and dogs, ARF also runs temporary foster-care programs and partners with a correctional facility to operate a prison foster program in which dogs receive basic obedience training.
Signature service: Personal Life Coaching or Business Coaching
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Greg's book, 12 Principles of Personal Leadership
Pro Tip: Change is a process, not an event. Personal growth requires gaining new knowledge and commitment.
Since 1988, Pet Supplies Plus has welcomed millions of furry critters of every stripe—from llamas and monkeys to potbellied pigs—into their animal-friendly stores. The shop is designed so that both pets and their owners can easily navigate the inventory of more than 10,000 items. Wide aisles give leashed pups enough room to roam, colorful signage keeps shoppers moving in the right direction, and low shelves allow dogs to sniff out their preferred brand of rawhide chew. A self-serve dog wash enables guests to scrub their canine companions' coats to a youthful, puppy-like shine, whereas grooming services enlist professionals to tackle tougher jobs, such as brushing out matted fur or convincing dalmatians to stop mixing white and black after Labor Day.