Stylist Fritzi Knapp carves out her own coiffing niche inside Hair For The Family salon using a combination of Redken, Rusk, and Paul Mitchell products. Armed with her scissors, coloring brush, and attention to detail, Fritzi revamps manes until they’re eye catching enough to redirect plane traffic. Fritzi can accent new cuts with elegant updos and brow waxings.
Reflexologist Bruce Dailey knows that the body is a complex, interconnected system that makes symptoms and causes hard to untangle. So in an effort to both educate and soothe his neighbors, he opened Bruce Dailey’s Health Foods, where he supplies dietary supplements and vitamins in addition to administering reflexology treatments. The store’s shelves contain bottles of natural supplements and tested remedies that complement his body-balancing methods, working to heal conditions such as migraines, allergies, depression, and the inability to open child-proofed bottles.
With summer on its last legs, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up some spray paint for $3.49 or a utility knife for $4.99. Illuminate your bathroom with a 4-pack of Ace light bulbs ($1.79), the better to see by as you caulk ($2.29) your sink. If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge. Get keys made, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine (rental prices vary). If you need help finding anything, Ace's knowledgeable staff is available to help get you in and out and on to your next project.
Cindy Lou's Books feeds ravenous bookworms with an endless supply of new and used tomes ($0.52–$29.92), including children's books and holiday selections. Readers wind through the store’s literary labyrinth, losing themselves in neat collections of nonfiction works, novels, memoirs, and choose-your-own-adventure-themed cookbooks. In addition to keeping personal libraries stocked, readers contribute to cancer research, with 5% of each sale directed toward the Minnie Pearl Cancer Research Foundation. Cindy Lou's Books also gathers young mind adventurers every Monday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. for story time, followed by a panel discussion led by the nation's most prominent preschoolers.
The Scrap Room stocks hundreds of craft and scrapbooking materials that help creatively preserve memories. Scrappers can lay their foundation with 12"x12" patterned paper ($0.69–$1.50/sheet) or cardstock ($0.75/sheet), and scrawl calligraphic narrations or fashion criticisms with a roster of pens and markers ($1.99–$9.25). Myriad stickers and embellishments ($1.49–$7.99), as well as stamps ($1.99–$23.99) help to garnish flashbacks, such as cartoon reindeer that bolster Christmas photos or cover up Santa’s beard slip. More advanced crafters can manipulate paper shape and texture with Tim Holtz or Sizzix dies and embossing folders ($11.99–$29.99) that help solidify the ephemeral past.
Mt. Juliet Furniture offers a head-spinning selection of wares for sprucing up domiciles and ascending to new heights of plushness with cushy pyramids of stacked couches. Boasting a bevy of items from designers such as Lane, Simmons, Fusion, and Ashley Upholstery, customers can peruse a variety of items and outfit homes with rugs, lamps, and entertainment centers. Instead of stitching together pillows stuffed with old issues of TV Guide, nap away on a queen mattress set ($399–$3,999) or an inviting sofa ($399–$1,299). To increase the statement made by a new dining room set or entertainment center, stock up on ambience-boosting accessories such as decorator silk trees and accent plants.