When Crystal Pollard was looking for maternity and baby clothes, she found plenty of onesies but a dearth of stylish skirts or flowing evening dresses. With the help of her husband Brad, a carpenter, the couple outfitted their garage with a changing room and chandelier and created Bellies to Babies. Stocked with the best of Crystal’s garage sale finds, the shop specialized in not only gently used baby clothes but stylish maternity duds for Mom.
Today, in a storefront rather than a garage, customers weave through racks of colorful, stylish, and pint-sized clothes for toddlers as well as soft, frilly sweaters and workout gear. The shop also specializes in dress rental for special occasions, offering over 100 pieces including floor-length, summer, and cocktail dresses.
Dr. Allen Van Beek, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has more than three decades of experience performing cosmetic and reconstructive plastic-surgery procedures. The medical director of Plastic Surgery Specialists understands that the quest for beauty is an ongoing one and works closely with each patient to correct physical flaws. His right-hand woman—Kristina Whitlock—is a certified medical licensed aesthetician. She assists in performing non-medical procedures like microdermabrasion and chemical treatments plus a selection of IPL laser treatments that help reduce unwanted hair and diminish the appearance of sun damage.
HCS Medspa offers a wide assortment of rejuvenating treatments such as Venus Freeze, Dermapen Microneedling, HydraFacials, Botox, Dermal Fillers, Chemical Peels, Surface-Vein treatments, and High-Definition Laser Liposuction. From skin tightening to nail fungus removal, they use advanced technology and innovative treatments to improve appearance and wellness. Whether looking for subtle changes or head-to-toe makeovers, HCS Medspa can create a customize program to suit an individual's needs.
Kasia Organic Salon provides beautifying services with a side of environmental awareness. Put your eco-conscience and its cranial encasement at ease during your choice of relaxing aromatic scalp treatment or vitamin-infused Purify and De-Mineralize Me treatment. The former nurtures noggins with customized blends of essential oils, repairing damaged follicles while helping to prevent dandruff, some hair loss, and scalp irritation. Alternately, the Purify and De-Mineralize Me scalp treatment removes harsh mineral buildup, imparting a healthy glow, and also includes a double shampoo and scalp massage. With the health of your head restored, a skilled scissor shaman will get to work on the style. Stylists at Kasia are devoted to designing looks that let each client's personality shine through, so whether you are fun and flirty, serious and sophisticated, or enraged and enamored, you'll leave the salon with a 'do to match your personality. Each cut comes with a custom essential oil pampering treatment, shampoo, conditioning, blow dry, and style.
When a stylish hairdo walks out of Blowdry! Blowdry Bar, witnesses might be surprised to know that it was fashioned without scissors or dyes. Instead, the salon’s stylists use round brushes, curlers, irons, and gentle bursts from blow dryers to beautify manes. Their styling techniques have earned the salon many honors, including a mention in Minnesota Monthly's Best of the Cities 2012. After lathering of shampoo and soothing scalp massages, coiffures undergo a choice of six blow-out services, such as the Boho, which imbues hair with loose curls, or the Boudoir, which emulates the styles of old Hollywood with soft waves and a sidewalk star for each glamorous strand. The salon’s multitalented team also removes unneeded bodily fleece with face and body waxing, applies alluring makeup, and tints brows and lashes.
The stylists at Merrill Hair Designers, Inc. strive to heal damaged strands with chlorine- and mineral-removal treatments that restore hair's resilience and shine. Working with a fresh slate, the team can then consult with clients to settle on a new look. For instance, a Brazilian Blowout could smooth out frizz for straighter locks, or extensions can add length more efficiently tying barbells to each strand. To help friends find a flattering cut, clients can even throw a group party complete with pastries and beverages.
The salon also offers nail and spa services, from acne-fighting facials to therapeutic massages. Every skincare package, whether it's an oxygen facial with fruit enzymes or a chemical peel, is highly customized to suit specific skin types.