The Ibrow Studio’s owner and senior aesthetician, Nicole Willis, has been honing her techniques since 1999, and has grown so proficient that she shares them in workshops at the studio and on KSBI’s All About You. Willis’s specialty lies in the artful clearing and shaping of body hair using the NuFree soy hair-removal system. Although the substance resembles wax, it remains at a comfortable 98.6 degrees and fights bacteria as Willis smoothes it on to shape elegant eyebrows or tidy the bikini line. Her nimble hands further enhance eyes with Reese Robert eyelash extensions, and her expertise with makeup contouring and seamlessly integrating tiny gargoyles into evening looks reflect her interest in enhancing facial architecture overall. A skin analysis helps the team tailor facials to each skin type, and complimentary aromatherapy turns body scrubs and wraps into multisensory indulgence.
A chandelier illuminates a vibrant red couch. A circular mirror tucks into a gold frame. Nearby, a framed Marilyn Monroe stares off into the distance. These elegant touches are sprinkled across Upstage Hair Designs, a place stylist Meredith can call her home away from home. She cozies into one of the workstations and cuts away overgrown locks on clients, transforming their manes into everything from classic bobs to the latest topiary design. Her coloring skills cover both highlights and all-over color in a kaleidoscope of hues.
Since receiving her board certification in 2000, Dr. Gina L. Ressler has been exploring and implementing advanced techniques, including minimally invasive skin-tightening procedures. In addition to being well versed in cosmetic injections such as Botox, Juvéderm, and Radiesse, Dr. Ressler possesses extensive experience in skin rejuvenation and tightening with Accent technology's radio-frequency thermotherapy. And for niche needs, Dr. Ressler calls upon Melissa Knight, a certified medical micropigmentologist who can apply permanent makeup, eliminating the need to wash your face before going to bed or beginning a pie-eating contest.
Small and private, Spa Sanguine affords its clientele a lush, quiet escape from daily life. Fingernails get snipped, shaped, and polished, while hands get massaged and wrapped in hot towels during the hour-long treatment. After a lengthy, relaxing foot soak, the same procedure will ensure that each of your little piggies are primed and painted. Friendly, expert nail technicians undergo extensive training before tackling your digits, doling out liberal attention to underappreciated cuticles and nail beds.
Designer Erin Edwards started tinkering with jewelry using tips she picked up from Googling or reading books. She used her research to found The Vintage Pearl, where—along with her team of hammer-wielding artisans—she now oversees a vast collection of custom sterling silver jewelry adorned with pearls and birthstone crystals. Featured on the pages of Glamour, each piece comes hand-stamped with personalized messages, including names, dates, or locker combinations available in a wide range of fonts and designs.