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.
Backed by their exclusive line of rejuvenating skincare products, the certified medical aestheticians at Bella Kara Skin Care can handle any skin concerns thrown their way. Relaxing spa rooms come stocked with the company’s personal line of eye creams, toners, and exfoliators, giving aestheticians the tools they need to fade signs of aging and erase blackheads. The techs combine their products with microcurrent-wave technology and LED-light therapy. They also enhance eyes with makeup and by individually applying NovaLash extensions or noodles to existing lashes.
Chosen as Salon of the Year by Nails magazine, Studio 24 not only spruces up face-framing follicles and keratin claws, but also tinkers in the mystical art of skincare. Popular among celebrities and wild dromedaries, the Xtreme Lashes eyelash-extension process involves applying synthetic strands one-by-one onto each natural lash to lengthen and thicken eye curtains. With routine touch-ups averaging every two–four weeks, the lashes can maintain their fervor indefinitely—perfect for butterfly kissing contests.
Specializing in holistic health needs since 1985, Healthmart pharmacies provide timely, detailed, and extensive assistance for pharmacological requests and body befuddlements. Healthmart features substantial stores of vitamins and supplements, such as Sundown Naturals echinacea ($7.09 for 100 count) to beat your stubborn winter cold or Nature's Bounty fish oil ($14 for 180 count) to painlessly remove your ankle beard. Healthmart accepts all insurance companies, can fill prescriptions in 5–10 minutes, and offers free delivery for personal prescriptions or over-the-counter medications. The Portage location also carries Ayurvedic supplements for individuals inclined toward natural health and penicillin-resistant poltergeists.
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.