Posh! Nail Studio's team believes spa treatments should accentuate natural beauty and embrace natural techniques. As a result, the nail gurus exclusively seek out nontoxic products, lining their shelves with organic skincare balms that feature everything from moisturizing botanical extracts to pure almond oil. Harsh chemical agents have no place in this environment, and the staff members even refuse to use acetone when removing polish because of the unnatural drying effects. To further demonstrate their commitment to eco-friendly practices, the technicians perform waterless manicures and shake hands with every squirrel they see.
Owned and operated by experienced runners, Columbus Running Company strives to support the benefits of walking and running by providing a wide variety of gear, personalized service, and community support. The store is stocked with goods that range from the necessary basics to accessories bursting with more technology than a remote-controlled hummingbird. Slip on a pair of sleek Saucony Guide 4 ($99.99) or Brooks Adrenaline GTS ($100) foot helmets and test them out on the in-store treadmill before setting out to find the meaning of life on a literal cross-country run. The Black Diamond Cosmo headlamp illuminates nighttime runs, making joggers visible to drivers and spontaneously appearing portals to the underworld visible to joggers ($29.99). For shins and calves that are feeling down in the dumps, Zensah compression sleeves provide needed support with gradient compression and strategic ribbing that increases blood flow, making muscles feel as limber as a spider monkey sipping on a wine cooler ($39.99).
While on their honeymoon in Napa Valley, Meza owners Tatjana and Jason Brown came up with the idea to turn their shared passion for wine into a full-fledged business endeavor. They began laying down the blueprints for a wine shop in their hometown of Westerville that would specialize in high-quality yet attainable wines from around the globe. Today, their ever-growing inventory features more than 200 different labels, each handpicked and put through a rigorous interview process to ensure paramount taste and value. Atop the shop's shelves, the duo mingles domestic selections from Napa, Sonoma, and Columbia Valley with international bottles from New Zealand, Australia, and Spain. If customers are unable to find a desired bottle, Tatjana and Jason promise to hunt it down. Meza's tidy, modern décor pairs deep-purple walls with neatly lined shelves and dark hardwood floors that gleam beneath a plentiful amount of overhead lighting. Aside from themed wine tastings each week, the shop plays host to a variety of special events every month, including girls' nights out and Sip & Sketch sessions, where guests sip from glasses while drawing what they think wine would look like if it were an actual person. In addition to wine, Meza also carries an assortment of artisanal food products and candles to match with favorite bottles.
In business since 1967, the garment caretakers at SunLight Cleaners know their way around a stain. With a combination of laundry service and professional dry cleaning, the crew behind the counter renews clothing, bedspreads, and overcoats, folding them into tidy stacks for patrons to pick up. As efficient self-service machines tumble and dry clothing, patrons can while away the time watching SunLight's DirectTV hookup or basking in the waves of free Wi-Fi.
Simply Green Cleaners isn't satisfied with merely getting a house spotless. The company wants to accomplish the task in a way that doesn't hurt the environment as well. That's why Simply Green uses organic, biodegradable products during all of its services, from cleaning stoves inside and out to disinfecting bathrooms. In their cleaners' hands you'll find not only familiar brands such as Seventh Generations, but also the company's own brand, Greener Cleaner, which is never tested on animals or used to wash away kids' hopscotch courts before they're done with them. But eco-friendliness isn't the company's only special touch. They also offer turndown services and even aromatherapy for the home, and every staff member undergoes a thorough background check and training program.
Computer programming is an increasingly valuable skill. From app development to web design to robotics, programming comprises the cogs of the modern world, and fluency in the discipline will only draw more educational, professional, and artistic opportunities as time progresses and the robot apocalypse nears. Code IT Kid knows this well, and creates legions of new programmers with educational, hands-on day camps taught by leaders in their fields. Intended for students between the ages of 7 and 15, camp sessions maintain a small 1:8 teacher-student ratio to ensure every kid gets the personal attention they need. At local universities, pupils make apps, program robots to complete missions, and use industry software to build their very own role-playing games.