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.
Procare, a family-owned-and-operated company, has been freshening floors by evicting grime for more than 12 years. Its staff of trained dust busters will move up to three moderately sized (50 lbs. or less) pieces of furniture per room, then go to work annihilating pet messes, the grey of high-traffic areas, and ground-in LEGO helmets. Procare's carpet-cleaning process makes homes healthier by sucking and sanitizing carpets at a temperature of up to 275 degrees; high heat evicts mold and converts dust mites into angel tears, while the cloud of resulting steam ensures that bacteria flees forthwith. With pollutants piled on wagons headed West, homeowners will be able to enjoy a manifest destiny of healthier air within 2-6 hours.
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 locally made and major-brand sleep surfaces—such as Serta and Englander—in twin, full, queen, and king sizes. Customers can rest their backs on the firm billows of a Posture Cushion twin set or support larger-scale lumbar regions with a soft, flippable Crazy Quilt king-size set. Mattress Mart also curates the Pure Rest line, which boasts a stamp of approval from the Ohio State Chiropractic Association for its top-notch support second only to sleeping on a pile of loving aunts.