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.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Signature high performance facial
Brands Used: Image Skincare, Clarisonic
Pro Tip: Consultation with the esthetician is important to discuss overall skincare regimen and expectations.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I have received Continous Education Certificates from IMAGE Skincare. I attend weekly classes in Farmington Hills, MI to learn and work with other IMAGE skincare professionals.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
My clientele is made up of 50% Skincare and 50% Brazilian Wax customers. Kind of top to bottom skincare.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
A facial isn't something that should be done once a year or for a special occasion. A skincare regimen is an on going process, that isn't diffcult or time consuming with excellent skincare products.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
[The] signature facial, which is both pampering and relaxing, but also client receives result driven skincare, treating the skin at the cellular level. [The] end result is beautiful skin and the client thinking she should do this more often. Skincare is something I am very passionate about. I love seeing results of transformed, beautiful, and healthy looking skin.
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