Ceez, the owner of Ceez Genesis Salon, doesn't believe in fitting in. Instead, she stands out from the crowd and helps her clients do the same. She adopted this perspective from her grandmother and nurtured it by becoming a model, a makeup artist, and a mentor for the young style mavens who've crossed her path. After a stint on the West Coast, she returned to her Indiana stomping grounds to found a salon that helps clients from all cultures flaunt their inner beauty on the outside. Here, four stylists and a master barber shear and color locks as an aesthetician performs facials with ilike products made from organic, handpicked fruits, veggies, and herbs. Staffers also tend to brows and beards by removing unwanted hair and pesky dandelion patches.
After developing 2,100 barren square feet into a fully custom, comfort-minded space, Dream Weaver Salon & Day Spa opened its doors on August 15, 1999, with a small staff of five pulchritude purveyors. Later expanding to 3,500 square feet and broadening its staff to nine stylists, three nail technicians, three massage therapists, three aestheticians, and three disoriented musketeers, Dream Weaver blossomed into the vast full-service salon and spa flower it is today. A dramatic rounded arch separates the waiting area from the rest of the space, where the certified staff perform a range of beautifying services, including coif coloring, haircuts, mani-pedis, facials, and anxiety-slaying massages.
After spending years as a hairstylist, Anna Leis decided to shift her career toward her true passion: nail art. At Elaine's Salon, the licensed cosmetologist offers mani-pedis, paraffin treatments, and Shellac. She uses professional products from OPI, CND, Essie, and Zoya.
At Blue Seas Hair and Nail Salon, a savvy nail specialist beautifies finger shingles and toe shells with indulgent nail services. A 45-minute manicure softens cuticles before the digit artist files down rough edges and adorns nails with a polish of the patron's choosing. During the spa pedicure, the appendage coddler pampers feet for one solid hour, clipping each nail to perfection and removing all the brown M&Ms from the snack tray in their sneaker's dressing room. Toes go on their merry way with a fresh coat of polish and an astronaut-like bounce in their step.
The Naked Monkey's bevy of experienced aestheticians relieves guests of unwanted wool exteriors with waxing products and methods that are considerate to both skin and hair. During a women's Brazilian wax, one of the friendly hair-haters will remove below-the-waist foliage as quickly, comfortably, and thoroughly as possible. The welcoming, casual environment makes the entire experience as pleasant as ruffling through Burton Gilliam's sock drawer.
Lather Spa & Salon's experienced staff hones headscapes into snazzy, fashionable styles using tried-and-true products such as Redken, Aquage, Brocato, and Gage For Men. During a cut and condition, the scalp artist cuts haughty locks down to size ($15 for kids 12 and under, $18 for kids 13–15, $20 for men's cuts, $40 for women's cuts/styles) and soothes and smoothes hair with a deep-conditioning treatment ($25 value). With today's second option, the hairsmith not only graces follicles with a cut and conditioning treatment, but also adds a glamorous application of highlights or lowlights ($95+ for full highlights or lowlights with cut, $25 conditioning treatment) to accentuate strands and disguise heads from lovelorn birds.