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.
A practicing massage therapist since 2003, Jeniene Nieboer works her muscle-relaxing magic amid the friendly atmosphere of Pure Wellness Centre. Jeniene carries out her repertoire, which includes the therapeutic deep-tissue technique, alongside a holistically minded team of stylists, nutritionists, and personal trainers. Jeniene aims to keep customers' bodies not only beautiful on the outside but also healthy on the inside—which facilitates greater jellybean consumption.
The stylists at Hairworxs Salon want their clients' hair to look great both now and later. To achieve the former, they create designer cuts and styles, adding pizazz when needed with full highlights and Paul Mitchell color treatments. To ensure hair stays healthy, they coat strands with black 15in1, which boasts 15 benefits, from protecting hair against UV rays and heat to adding moisture and shine.
With a menu of more than 100 personal pampering services, M Spa is a serene one-stop shop for a massage, facial, wax, manicure, and hairstyle. Evict split ends and matted vegemite with a custom haircut ($37+ for women, $24+ for men), then retint freshly hewn tresses with a single-process coloring ($49+). The exfoliating full-body scrub ($45) brushes off epidermal dross while rendering skin cases soft and smooth for upcoming pillow rivalries. A detox-seaweed body wrap enhances the body's own detoxification efforts ($85), and a manicure ($25+) and paraffin wax dip ($10) shape and shine raggedy digits in time for upcoming shadow-puppet competitions.
Working alongside the other stylists and beauty savants at Vallar Salon and drawing on a battery of OPI products, Trena Martin beautifies nails with manicures and pedicures. She indulges hands and feet with soaks, massages, and scrubs, which leave extremities relaxed and less likely to smash antique bubble wrap.
Kimberly Stephens deftly massages muscles while easing tension, a skill she acquired during her 720 hours of clinical experience. That experience included in-home visits and stints in a chiropractor’s office. With an arsenal of techniques at her fingertips—including Swedish and pregnancy modalities—she works to alleviate such maladies as chronic pain, headaches, depression, and the inability to count sheep in the dark.