Recently named one of Elle magazine's top 100 salons, The Studio snips, colors, and styles locks into top form seven days a week. Trained hairsmiths harness the power of Paul Mitchell products to cut and finish manes ($25+ for men, $35+ for women) and shear teens' tresses ($15+ for boys, $20+ for girls) into styles ideal for impressing the football team or interpretive head-banging club. Tightly wound curls leave their troubles behind with a relaxer treatment ($75+), and head threads seeking a new hue will enjoy a complimentary 15-minute consultation, followed by a single-process color ($60+) or full highlight treatment ($120+ for 1 color, $10 extra for each additional color). Stylists will also sculpt strands into an up style ($50+), preparing them for a night on the town or a glamorous weekend on the sofa.
In more than two decades, Malachi House has served more than 1,650 people. Many of Malachi House's residents, though in hospice care, are still in need of personal items to maintain their hygiene and health. Malachi House relies completely on donations and other financial contributions to care for its residents and meet housing expenses.
At Palookaville Chili, healthy, piping-hot gourmet chili warms bellies with whole, dried chilies plunked into recipes culled from southwestern traditions and the creative mind of head chef, Ian P.E. Local ingredients including succulent cuts of Ohio-raised beef and Amish pork from the Westside Market fill up bowls or mingle with chili dogs, burritos, or plates of macaroni. The chili contains no ground beef, only cubed meats, or vegetarian morsels that create spicy veggie chili and creamy paneer concoctions inspired by Indian flavors and Bollywood musicals about chili cook-offs. Displays of artwork add vital views to café walls, and classic rock tunes fill the air with a catchy chili-chomping soundtrack.
With the aid of a furnace, blowpipe and punty, molten glass is ready to be bent into a huge variety of shapes or blown up like a super hot balloon. At Ohio City Glass, classes teach amateurs how to perform these artistic feats. Teacher Daniel Miller helps beginners every step of the way, showing them how to use glassblowing tools and how to manipulate the glass to bring their ideas to fruition. By building a foundation, students can create glass sculptures from spherical ornaments to bowls, vases, and drinking glasses.
Textile Republic's constituency of artists designs a vast array of embellishable accessories such as luggage tags, reversible belts, and coasters. Independent artists the world over send their bold and unique designs to the Republic, which submits them to public vote or the Senate Chamber via Facebook and gives each artist 7–10% of the profit on each sale. The array of decoration-ready products includes customized iPhone 4 cases, which aesthetically improve bland industry cases, and eye-catching frames that draw eyes to favorite photographs. The shop's rare beverage coasters protect wooden tables in style, and reversible belts jive with any outfit.
Hudec Dental's justice league of dentists and hygienists stave off tooth decay and preserve mouth sparkles through a variety of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental practices. Cleanings executed by a trusted enamel advocate expunge teeth of plaque, tarter, and Lego-block buildup, abating risk of gum disease and cavities. A tooth technician then carefully analyses each gumstone, investigating the likelihood of infection, worn-out dental work, and tooth decay. During 15- to 30-minute whitening appointments, a slathering of extra-strength bleaching gel blanches mouth bones until they shine as brightly as an Einstein going supernova. Hudec's office is open Monday–Friday, offering extended evening hours until 7:00pm on Thursday.