The trained tress-tamers at Salon Lofts know how to snip, dye, and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Specialists can expertly install partial weaves ($85), add accent color to colloquial coiffures ($65+), and strap in shine with a super-shine gloss treatment seatbelt ($45+). Or opt for nail services and enjoy expertly manicured finger lawns and toe topiaries ($40+ for a spa manicure and pedicure) (services and prices may vary by location). Call ahead or go online to schedule your appointment.
Since 1987, seasoned fabric technicians at American Carpet Masters have restored carpets, upholstery, and drapes with gentle steam and dry-cleaning. Through an effective truck-mounted system, carpet-cleaning specialists lift pet dander, mud, and pollutants from fibers, with minimal drying time afterwards.
When owners Nancy Kanter and Julie Byrne founded Clay Café more than 14 years ago, they wanted to establish a cozy, unpretentious environment where families could spend quality time pottery-painting and embarking on other art projects. Describing what they envisioned to the Columbus Dispatch, Byrne stated, “We kind of wanted a grandma kitchen—something homey.” At Clay Café, visitors might forget they’re not relaxing in their own homes amid the studio’s popular mismatched chairs, flower tablecloths, and resident father yelling at a sports game on TV. The hospitable owners invite guests of all ages to let their artist instincts run wild during open-ended potter-painting sessions, and they host an array of special events including baby showers and birthday parties.
Buckeye Cleaners' stalwart technicians specialize in cleaning, repairing, and remodeling homes. The appeal of interior and exterior spaces is augmented with a visit from the cleaners, who perform general housekeeping services, or the carpet specialists, who employ truck-mounted equipment and infuse carpets with enough sanitizing agents to help them hide suggestive floorboard tattoos. From the handyman department, tool-wielding pros arrive to remedy disrepair by installing appliances, replacing plumbing fixtures, and remodeling anything from the basement to the Cold War–era satellite still hovering above the house.
Mattress Mart's slumber experts stock their stores with major-brand sleep surfaces?such as Serta, iComfort, and Simmons Beauty Rest?in twin, full, queen, and king sizes. Customers can rest their backs on the firm billows of a Factory Select twin set or support larger-scale lumbar regions with a soft, flippable Newport Flush set.
The friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning have been scrubbing the enrobements of Wisconsinites in an eco-friendly manner since upgrading to new GreenEarth technology. The noble employees will confront any stain with strong words and all the dirt-scattering ammo in their arsenal, ensuring that your garments return to you soft, clean, and smelling like pastoral Latvian pancake houses. Sweat-soaked blouses ($5.95), mud-caked slacks ($6.18) and your beloved sea-water-doused prom two-piece suit ($12.31) will be cleaned, freshly dried, and folded into neat origami ostriches. For tips on clothing care from Martinizing Dry Cleaning, click here.