As an unstoppably daring design duo, Michael Byzewski and Dan Ibarra have been churning out posters since relocating from Madison to the Twin Cities in 2002. Even more than proper flossing habits, screen-printing posters is a laborious pursuit that’s difficult to keep up. Yet, their mutual appreciation of music, design, and blood-curdling screams has propelled their poster-making prowess and allowed them the opportunity to create posters for acts such as Andrew Bird, The Decemberists, and The Dead Weather. Utilizing its mastery of the three senses, Aesthetic Apparatus prides itself on its ability to render Future of the Left’s comically misanthropic demeanor in convenient 19”x25” posterized form. With years of experience, Aesthetic Apparatus is your one-stop shop for poster needs.
Although the stylists at Vibe Hair Studio specialize in color services—such as dimensional color, color blocking, and highlighting—longtime clients love the salon's luxurious shampoo station. The lather lounge feels more like a spa thanks to essential oils, soothing music, and gently flickering candles, not to mention the relaxing hot-towel scalp massage included with each wash. At the studio's interactive color bar, owner, stylist, and Paul Mitchell educator Linda Lipka and her team helps patrons create their own personalized palette from a vibrant assortment of Paul Mitchell products.
The staff stays ahead of industry trends with continuing education, and also offers custom cuts for men and women, extensions, and formal updos. Sleek black styling chairs and a black wall with white polka dots create a hip, modern ambiance, as do the light fixtures, which resemble upside-down bouquets of orbs similar to those nervously presented by robots on a first date.
Despite its name, Fingers Salon & Spa isn't all about hands and nails. Manicures, pedicures, and soothing paraffin dips are certainly among the spa's most popular treatments, but they never threaten to overshadow the full list of hair services. That's largely because the stylists are so talented at what they do, whether it involves cutting and highlighting hair or counting individual strands to make sure they're all accounted for. Other services on the spa's extensive menu include cleansing facials, massages, and hair removal.
Sterling Laser Clinic is located inside of Town Pediatric, where Dr. Besma Mikhail provides medical care for young patients and aesthetic upgrades for adults. Inside of a private treatment room, technicians use the Cheveux laser machine to render skin smooth and hairless. The nonsurgical procedure can be applied to most parts of the body, such as the face, stomach, bikini area, legs, and arms.
At Advanced Dental Center, dentist Rachel Talis and her team keep smiles healthy and beautiful. Dr. Talis graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, and went on to complete advanced training in areas such as cosmetic dentistry, advanced restorative options, and the treatment of gum disease. She also performs Boost teeth-whitening sessions that erase stains from smoking, drinking coffee, or mistaking a fountain pen for black licorice.