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.
The aesthetically savvy staff of Sheri's Fine Salon & Spa practices myriad forms of beautification with an extensive menu of salon and spa services, dusting off people statues with meticulous treatments and high-end products from cosmetic gurus such as Ling, Redken, and DermOrganic. Manes are tamed, trimmed, and sculpted with a haircut and style ($23 and up), and a shampoo and style ($15 and up) washes away follicular dirt and tentacled toupees.
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.
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.
Since 1994, ChrisAnn Truckey has kept her salon free of synthetic odors by relying on a natural approach to nailcare and an arsenal of specialized tools. One such tool grooms and shapes toe-talons during the pedicure, smoothing out any keratin aberrations and extracting feet from the painful concrete shoes they've been wearing since the day they accidentally stepped into a freshly-poured sidewalk. ChrisAnn also takes care of calluses and assuages the aches and cramps that result from athletic activity, high heels, and ill-conceived attempts to combine the two. Finally, a leg exfoliation whisks dead skins cells off your skele-stilts, leaving gams a-gleam.