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Melissa McTee spent upwards of seven years honing her craft and learning new skills, and has become something of a beauty Renaissance woman, single-handedly performing an array of services ranging from haircuts to nail treatments. She revives worn-down digits and tops them with glossy polish, and infuses strands with rich, vibrant hues using Schwarzkopf Professional color and melted crayons. She also removes unwanted facial hair quickly and meticulously, deploying stripless wax infused with essential rose oil to render skin smooth.

1302 E 3rd St
Washington,
IA
US

The stylists at Cost Cutters keep pace with families' brisk lives by bestowing stylish haircuts without the hassle of making an appointment. Children, women, and men succumb to the artful snips of scissors and come out with trimmer, shapelier 'dos in a fraction of the time it takes to cut hair with the earth's erosional forces. Signature haircare products from CC Professional lead the charge on each customer's final style, aided by products from Paul Mitchell, Redken, and Tigi.

1661 South 1st Avenue
Iowa City,
IA
US

Natural light floods into the cozy Hair Expressions Beauty Salon, giving the yellow stippled walls the vibrancy of a sunflower. Large mirrors add further dimension to the space as highly trained stylists ramp up tresses with sleek layer cuts and elegant color highlights. Clients may also de-frizz manes with a keratin smoothing treatment, or banish unwanted hair from brow outskirts with a specialty waxing session.

1930 S Gilbert St.
Iowa City,
IA
US

Bellisimo Salon & Day Spa's licensed specialists beautify nails with manicures and pedicures, revitalize skin with facials, and ease aches with massage therapy. In the salon, stylists uses products from Pureology to create new looks for men, women, and children.

1570 S 1st Ave
Iowa City,
IA
US

Founded by a seasoned sextet of industry executives, The Salon Professional Academy pairs pupils with instructors trained at the lauded Redken 5th Avenue NYC for classroom, private, and on-the-floor training in the prettification arts. The newest techniques and trends bloom students' repertoires in cosmetology, aesthetics, or nail technology during small classes that foster student and teacher interaction and one-on-one time. While honing their crafts during instructor-supervised sessions with paying customers, enrollees get a leg up on business acumen in lessons that cover scheduling, manning a front desk, and delegating photocopying tasks to the most responsible photocopier. After completing the program, students may follow in the footsteps of past graduates that have gone on to decorate famous faces as movie stylists, or become salon owners, cosmetology educators, and beauty-magazine editors.

1550 S 1st Ave
Iowa City,
IA
US

Willow Day Spa owner Brooke Hodge has every corner of beauty covered. She is not only a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician but also a NovaLash eyelash extensionist and is trained in oncology spa treatments. Since opening the doors to Willow Day Spa, Brooke and her team of beauticians have relied on all-natural product lines, Tecniche and Pevonia, to gently yet effectively keep complexions looking young. The spa's aestheticians call upon seven different facial treatments, including LED light therapy and microdermabrasion, and remove unwanted hairs with antibacterial Nufree wax, which doesn’t irritate the skin by leaving behind a residue or its pager number. Cellulite and dehydration are banished with the help of mango-passion yogurt and green coffee-infused body treatments, and the menu's organic airbrush spray tan is designed to last for up to one week.

Brooke is able to help cancer patients and survivors maintain their appearance with oncology spa treatments that include reflexology and a facial. Her treatments combine the Morag Currin Method of Oncology Esthetics with fragrance-free Tecniche products. The beauty haven also outfits clients with a wide range of Raquel Welch and Eva Gabor wigs during private, complimentary consultations.

2771 Oakdale Boulevard
Coralville,
IA
US