When it comes to adding a personal touch to apparel and promotional materials, Embroider It knows no bounds. Their catalogue of personalized items includes everything from hats and calendars to luggage and custom candy. Customers can also opt for screen-printing services, or buy pre-designed memorabilia such as shirts that celebrate University of Missouri athletics.
Since its founding in 2005, "Inside Columbia" magazine has been inspiring spirited water-cooler chat with its coverage of all things new and noteworthy in the city. Photos of mid-Missouri day-trip destinations, colorful local shops, and besotted brides and grooms grace its glossy pages. Chefs share recipes for everything from bourbon cocktails to Peruvian ceviche, while restaurant profiles keep readers up-to-date on the city's culinary scene. Besides the magazine, "Inside Columbia" also hosts a wide range of events, from the College of Barbecue Knowledge to the annual Wine and Food Festival.
At One On One, clients workout in a state-of-the-art facility with access to certified trainers, a collegiate diver, a martial artist, and trainers who have competed in figure- and bodybuilding competitions. The fitness gurus can design customized plans tailored to each client’s skills as they monitor, motivate, and encourage them to reach their goals. In the gym—which is open 24 hours a day—TVs suspended from the ceilings occupy athletes as they work up a sweat on Precor and Life Fitness treadmills and elliptical machines. Strength-training machines populate the gym floor, as do free weights, an adjacent pool, and medicine balls for clients who grow sick of standard workouts. An in-house massage therapist is available to ease tense muscles and knead away stress with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages.
The Eastern art of brow threading has become wildly popular in the United States, a trend aesthetician Almas Karowalia astutely followed, enabling her to open 15 locations of Perfect Brow Bar across the Midwest, Texas, and Louisiana. At each outpost, practitioners clean up uneven brows and hairlines with strands of twisted thread that can remove multiple rows of hair with a single pass. Her teams boast that they can complete brows in as little as 5 minutes and require only 10–15 minutes to thread an entire face. The expedient technique generally results in less pain and irritation than other hair-removal methods, though at Perfect Brow Bar patrons can also opt for traditional waxing services. In addition to hair removal, aestheticians dress up skin with makeup applications, lash extensions, and henna tattoos of tuxedos or ball gowns.
Originally bound to a small kiosk at a mall, My Smokeless has built its business one customer at a time. Today the company keeps its patrons happy with the latest in e-cigarette technology, eschewing the three-piece model sold by most vendors for a two-piece system. Boasting just a battery and a cartridge, the dual construction means there's fewer parts to lose or break, and smokers can easily adjust their draw strength with a simple twist. Available products at the shop include kits with multiple batteries and reliable chargers, a variety of cartridges in different flavors, and carrying cases that transport e-cigs in style. All products include a lifetime warranty.
Class It Up Cleaning is fully licensed, insured, and HIPAA certified for all manner of residential and commercial sprucing. Skilled technicians use high-tech equipment to lift dirt and stains from carpet fibers, and they refinish hard surfaces such as concrete walls, wood floors, and rock-candy caves. Clients can also solicit the company's fire-restoration techniques after attempts to microwave a microwave.