Dry Cleaning To-Your-Door picks up, purges, and presents customers' clothing in a 24-hour period. Green vans reading Dry Cleaning To-Your-Door zip throughout the Columbia area, picking up green bags full of shirts ($2.15), dresses ($11.50), and pants covered in Silly Putty ($6.15). After absterging apparel of their stained pasts, as well as replacing men's shirt buttons for free, staffers reload the vans with rejuvenated wardrobes and deliver them straight to clients' doors or yurt hatches. Bearers of the punch card can summon the stain-vanquishing vessel four times in a four-month period, keeping bedraggled blouses and unkempt apiarist suits from surrendering to a life of dirtiness and despair one $15 load at a time. The shop makes courtesy calls to remind customers of a pickup or drop-off, and for garments with serious tarnish, savvy clothes cleaners offer a complimentary stain analysis.
Carolina Inboard stocks the shelves of its locally-owned shop with top-name brands such as Fox, Proline, Hyperlite, and Accurate, equipping adrenaline-infused aquanauts with the gear they need to conquer the ocean's sundry undulations. Board shorts ($42.50–$65) stylishly conceal the numerous USB ports on one's thighs; a pair of flip-flops ($12) and a t-shirt ($14–$28) ensure that you meet the dress code for Hawaiian jury duty. Otherwise, peruse the board-lined walls of Carolina Inboard's pro shop for a crest-cruising surfboard ($290–$900), an airtime-facilitating wakeboard package ($270–$500), or a wakeskate ($150–$250), which lets riders show off their skateboarding tricks to admiring mer-teenagers.
Jon & Company Salon and Color Studio rounds up a crew of experienced stylists to lop and sculpt fresh new coifs. Tress tamers lather up locks during a shampoo, purging mops of daily grime or nesting cockatiels. Follicles then fan out so shearers can expertly snip excess tendrils before shaping them into contemporary 'dos. The mane overhaul treats strands to 60 minutes of undivided attention, usually only obtained by tangling themselves in low-hanging branches.
A tradition since 1994, Gore Salon cuts, colors, and highlights gracious guests inside of a bright, welcoming space developed by owners Terri and Howard Gore. To define style expectations and explore the semi-permanent possibilities, each aesthetic artisan extends a complimentary consultation to all of their clients. Post-consult, ladies can remix their strands with a shampoo, cut, and style ($52), and male mops can opt to get chopped ($28) to project casual, business, or new haircut vibes. Beyond sheer shearing, the stylish squad also administers foil highlights ($85) and single-process color treatments ($60) using Redken and Goldwell products. Armed and trained to treat anything from gray spots to entangled bangs, Gore Salon satiates the handsome hunger for progressive looks and signature, go-to style revivals.
Even before he founded PowerFit Bootcamp, JR Spear always felt a calling to transform people into fitness machines. A fourth-degree black belt and studied martial artist, Spear spent years training future Marine Corps officers and Iraqi soldiers in self-defense and combat skills. Later, Spear taught his own MMA fitness and cardio-kickboxing classes, along with personal and group training sessions.
At PowerFit Bootcamp, he and his staff of fitness instructors encourage each student to persevere by leading motivational and high-energy classes. At 12 indoor and outdoor locations, students undergo full-body workouts designed to jettison fat and tone muscle. Trainers welcome students of all stripes, giving them a period of time to complete each move, rather than a number of repetitions, encouraging each student to do as much as he or she can without feeling uncomfortable, overexerting, or resorting to time travel. Along the way, coaches track progress and motivate students by noting benchmarks during physical fitness tests on the first Monday and Tuesday of each month.