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.
Tucked inside a Redken salon, Mira’s effervescent coiffeuses and recently renovated digs create a calming and homey environment to pamper and revamp noodle nests. Patrons are greeted with a complimentary glass of wine, mug of coffee, or flask of Barbicide before being whisked away for up to four hours of tress treatment. A free consultation gives Angela tête-à-tête time to chat with clients about follicular follies, preferences, and necessities. A custom cut shapes hair to each client's individual visage, and a reconditioning treatment fortifies strands with resilient shine. Visitors can supplement a bespoke trim with attention-grabbing full or partial highlights, or reinvent manes with a full-color treatment or a forehead-mounted spotlight.
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.
George Braymer has seen a lot of bad hair days in his 25 years on the job. He has made it his mission to eliminate these days from the calendar with the styling services he offers at London Style Design. As a certified master colorist, Braymer can enliven hair with streaks of highlights and complete a coloring book in five minutes or less. To accomplish the former, he relies on professional Redken and Matrix products.