Since Tennis ltd's inception in 1982, when someone named Maria Sharapova was still fiction, the stone-accented two-story house has purveyed rackets, sunglasses, and sports apparel. It stocks these on-the-court essentials in high-quality brands such as Nike, Maui Jim, and Wilson. The store's knowledgeable staff is nearby to answer queries or expertly repair rackets, and the demo program invites players to test out rackets for a few days, looking for ones that match their swing and love of long walks on a tennis court.
roll: was founded on a very simple idea. Riding a bike is fun, exciting, inspiring, and even life changing. Shopping for a bike isn’t. We were left asking, how could something that inspires so much passion and enjoyment, be so complicated, confusing and difficult. We just didn’t get it. So we did something about it!
EverestGear.com provides a plentiful selection of excursion-ready threads and outdoor accessories within its spacious confines. Slinging rugged merch since 1989, EverestGear.com prepares customers for grueling couch-lounging and breezy mountain ascents with gear from Mammut, Millet, Osprey, Ecco, Prana, and others. Knickknacks and papier-mâché climbing gear can be readily protected from the elements with a Columbia Treeline pack ($50), and peepers shielded from the sun’s ravages with a pair of Jublo Sherpa Spectron 3 sunglasses ($45). Traverse treacherous tiled floors while clad in a pair of women’s Teva Mush sandals ($22), or cover up your torso during puissant pedaling with a Scott Authentic Short Sleeve shirt ($50).
Big things can grow from small beginnings. Just ask Zoe, the cartoon (and real) canine mascot of The Laptop Guy. The computer-repair shop began with a rented counter in a toy shop, where the company's founder and his dog sold laptops to passersby. His dedication to his customers and Zoe's playful nature brought in more and more customers, until the repair and sales shop could no longer fit next to the action-figure aisle. More than 10 years later, The Laptop Guy has grown into a multi-store business that solves customers' smartphone, Apple, Android, and PC issues with online support, in-house repairs, or onsite troubleshooting. Cartoon Zoe and her owner still greet customers on the company's website, and the real-life versions can be found in one of the repair shops on any given day.
The ample hands-on experience that Aveda Institute's students receive in cosmetology, hair styling, and skincare is only one part of their extensive training. Even as these burgeoning professionals master more advanced techniques, their instructors work to impart a sense of social and environmental responsibility. These are the tenets of founder and environmentalist Horst M. Rechelbacher, whose vision of living in sync with nature led to Aveda's botanically based products for hair and skin.
At the institute, students cull knowledge from industry experts through extensive practical training under the supervision of mentors. Stylists learn how to cut hair and soothe stress with complimentary mini facials, makeup touchups, and horn sharpening. Future aestheticians restore balance to faces and bodies with relaxing skincare treatments.
To connect with both the local and global community, students also apply their efforts toward charity events such as Earth Month. This campaign helps raise funds for the Sierra Club, who in turn uses the donations to help protect sources of clean water worldwide. The Institute is also hosting an upcoming fashion benefit show on April 23, with procedes going to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Columbus.
Though makeup artist and aesthetician Amanda Ryan has been in the skincare industry for 20 years, she still hasn't settled on a favorite anti-aging treatment. That's because she constantly updates her arsenal, staying abreast of the latest skincare techniques and anti-aging technologies, from exfoliations infused with plant stem cells to mechanical facials that actually try to retrain facial muscles to youthfully lift, tighten, and gape at uncles who pull coins out from behind ears. Her expertise and commitment to individualized services help her to quell any of her clients' worries about not understanding the modern-sounding treatments. She follows up treatments with advice for each client on how to care for and maintain his or her skin at home. Some regular facials and makeup treatments even include a complete lesson on DIY skincare. One of the secrets? Finding the right products to care for your skin. In her office inside the Dominic and Company Inclusive Salon and Day Spa, Amanda uses her personal line of vitamin-enriched cosmetics, Adryan Essentials.