It's a win-win situation at Columbia Academy. If you're a student, the school equips you with the hairstyling skills and techniques you need to create dramatic, modern cuts. If you're a client, then you get professional-grade hairstyling services at student-stylist prices.
At the school, licensed by the South Carolina State Board of Cosmetology, budding stylists and aestheticians practice their craft under the watchful eye of licensed instructors. Besides hairstyling, the students perform other beauty services such as facial waxes, nail art and manicures, and advanced ear-lowering.
Manned by master artist Jana G. Gambrell, Palmetto Paint & Pour outfits its guests with all the necessary tools to channel their creativity into original paintings. Jana hosts BYOB paint parties for any occasion at the client's chosen locale, steering her pupils through easy-to-follow brush strokes that result in an acrylic opus. Jana welcomes patrons of all ages and artistic backgrounds, from complete beginners to professional American Gothic reenactors.
Dawson Hill, the founder of Columbia Area Piano Lessons, honed his musical skills at Emerson College, where he earned a degree in performing arts. Now, he teaches students of all experience levels to coax music from the ivory keys, even composing their own tunes. Students can opt to study classical music, jazz songs, blues, and other genres.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are the area's only certified chalk and clay-based paint specialists.We offer handpainting and woodworking services as well as interior design and monthly workshops At our retail location, you will find anything from old windows and barn doors to handpainted dressers and industrial lighting.
What is the experience customers can expect?
Customers walk away from our store feeling inspired and ready to create unique pieces of their own. Not enough time to do it yourself? No worries. We offer a wide variety of services to help make your project dreams a reality!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We believe everyone should love the home they live in, regardless of budget.We have several "pickers" on our team who travel to find the perfect piece for your home at an affordable cost. If they can't locate it, we can certainly build it for you!
What do you love most about your job?
I love every aspect of my job from the amazing customers who visit our store to being able to do what I love, which is painting and creating gorgeous spaces.What is there not to love? :)
A destination for paint-your-own pottery, The Pitter Platter is a place where visitors are free to express themselves, whether it's decorating a mug or painting a colorful canvas. Welcoming students ages five and up, the studio's shelves are lined with raw ceramic bisques, ranging from plates and bowls to heart-shaped boxes. During the summer, kids can fend off boredom and lingering textbooks during daily art classes that keep children engaged and occupied with a host of art projects.