Studio owner and operator Billyne Dowdy has over 20 years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist and is a member of the top–ranked Odyssey Nail Systems team in the NAILPRO Cup standings for outstanding beauticians. Get nails beautified and fortified with Dowdy’s gel manicure, a 15- to 30-minute session that bequeaths nails a shiny polish that can last three to four weeks with no chipping or fading and thereby safely increase the strength of the natural nail. The polish also dries nearly instantaneously, giving the digits immediate ability to grasp a quarter without smudging Paul Revere’s engraved face or cheerfully cheerlead at the day’s paper football matches.
Blue 302 transforms stressed skins and coifs with its rejuvenating salon treatments, all administered by a friendly, experienced staff. Those looking to tame wayward tresses without the expense of international boarding school can book a session with one of Blue 302’s skilled mane mavens, who expertly command strands into stylish shape with a sleek haircut and strand-relaxing Gregorian chants. Those looking to combat fine lines and wrinkles can opt for the ultrasounic facial, which uses a deep-cleansing treatment of high-frequency waves to smooth out face cracks, fissures, and active fault lines.
The stylists and nail technicians at New Reflections Salon operate on the premise that everyone deserves to feel beautiful. That’s why they don’t limit their menu of services to any one gender or age group—men, women, and children are equally welcome to sit down and relax amid the salon’s gauzy purple tapestries.
In addition to their basic hairstyling services, the staff waxes eyebrows and lips and further enhances complexions with natural mineral makeup. Not to be outdone by their counterparts, nail technicians tend to natural and acrylic nails with specialty treatments such as Shellac manicures and chocolate pedicures, the latter of which includes a chocolate body-butter foot massage and a soak in gooey fudge.
Perfect Image Salon, an Aveda Concept salon, is concerned with taking that extra step to ensure that patrons feel pampered and are able to decompress from the outside world. That's why guests sip cups of complimentary tea, infused with peppermint and licorice root, as they wait for a waxing service or settle in for a shampoo, conditioning, and stress-relieving Blue Oil neck massage. The salon's custom facials, which utilize Aveda's plant-based products, always begin with a footbath, and their makeup products are made from ingredients such as Brazilian nut-seed pigment, cinnamon from Madagascar, and the tears of ripe berries with pure hearts.
To make each experience truly relaxing, Perfect Image Salon lets guests pick a complimentary service to enjoy during their visits: a soothing neck and shoulder massage, a hand massage, an aromatic steam towel during their shampoo, or a makeup touch-up at the end of the reservation
K-Pak products assist hair owners in achieving high-end, healthy ’dos. Chosen as one of 2010’s Top 10 Hair Products by The View's Bryant Renfroe, the ReconstrRx VaporIron straightens or curls locks while simultaneously infusing them with ReconstRx VaporFuel (3.4 oz. bottle included), a protective elixir that decreases hair breakage, reduces color loss, and minimizes curl reversion—even after a long session of balloon rubs. The VaporIron also includes a step-by-step styling brochure and instructional DVD featuring one of Joico’s head honchos, Damien Carney.
Excentrix Salon & Spa’s team of aesthetic adjustors work with each client to create a personalized look with an array of hair and waxing services. Basic haircuts ($30+) keep noggins well shaped in case they need to pose for an impromptu yearbook photo. A lock-lustering keratin treatment ($60+) increases hair strength and shine in preparation for performances of Rapunzel, while organic ammonia-free color treatments ($35+) can help bright-blond spies more effectively hide in dark alleyways. Alternatively, clear-cut facial fuzz with a lip, brow, or chin wax ($10 each).