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.
Pure Wellness Center?s philosophy is simple: listen to each of its clients, always make them feel comfortable, and provide them with the highest-quality services and products. Using organic ingredients and handmade skincare products are just a few of the ways the health-minded therapists demonstrate their passion for natural health and beauty. Elina Organics skincare products, which are personally handmade by Elina Fedotova?a cosmetic chemist and herbalist?spruce up skin without the use of harsh chemicals or insults.
The center's staff devotes its efforts to helping trigger the body?s ability to heal itself. Meditation classes and massages foster the mind-body connections and deep, focused relaxation necessary to vanquish stress. In addition to personal-training sessions, Pure Wellness offers deep tissue and other massages from a certified therapist.
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).
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.
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.