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.
In business for more than 11 years, Air-Tan specializes in hand-applied spray tans. During 10- to 15-minute sessions, technicians lightly dust the epidermis with an airbrush-tan formula self tanner balanced out by aloes and citrus oils. The tanning formula can be customized for any skin tone, helping everyone blend in at the beach as easily as a chameleon blends in on a newly tanned tree branch. Results will vary, but some tans can last for up to 10 days. See a list of frequently asked questions here.
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.
Customers can choose between a 60-minute extreme hydration facial to restore a healthy glow to wind-whipped mugs or a 30-minute microdermabrasion to deliver an insincere farewell wave to dead skin. If you choose the extreme hydration facial, the expert aestheticians at Bungalow 226 will smooth your face-maker with top-notch moisturizers. During microdermabrasion treatments, a gentle wand sloughs off skin and sediment to reveal a young, clean complexion. Even if you follow a rigorous skin-care routine, you likely lack the tools necessary to really probe into your pores and de-clog them from all the makeup, dirt, and gunk trapped inside. Facial rejuvenation does great things and can help reduce wrinkles, firm up skin, increase the likelihood of x-ray vision, and get rid of bothersome blackheads.
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.