Dr. Mike Franklin didn?t always see himself as a dentist; in fact, he worked for seven years in corporate America before deciding that helping others was his true calling. He decided to study dentistry, a choice that would lead him to open Vivid Smile Dental Center in 2011. Dr. Franklin and associates perform a full slate of preventive, surgical, and cosmetic procedures, including routine cleanings and checkups, x-rays, root canals, dental implants, crowns, and teeth whitening.
When seeking out hair to bolster and lengthen women's natural locks, the specialists at Egoven turned their eyes to the world. They imported extensions from China and India, finding that neither met their standards of quality—the products were too soft and shiny to pass as genuine. So the hair purveyors went to the place where many Chinese brands claimed their hair was sourced from: Peru. Today, Evogen's team has a relationship with many rural communities in the Peruvian mountains. They source natural, unprocessed hair from the women there, and in return, the women receive money to help their families prosper.
What Evogen's staff creates with the virgin Peruvian hair are durable, natural-looking Ovon wefts, which not only resist shedding but avoid tangling and being mistaken by birds for nests. And the extensions aren't limited to Peruvian hair alone. Brazilian hair makes an appearance in natural colors such as black and brown, or altered colors of auburn, blonde, red, and more.
The owner of Salon Indigo, Ericka, chose its name with care—the color indigo has an ancient history as a dye reserved for kings and queens. Within her salon's walls, she treats each guest like royalty, proffering refreshments, scheduling to eliminate waits, and laying out bountiful feasts of eel and partridge. In addition to 'do-revamping cuts, the salon offers keratin hair straightening, which banishes difficult kinks and curls, and follicle boosting, which encourages new hair growth.
In 2010, licensed massage therapist Tracey Pinckney opened Alluring Studio and Spa so she could pamper clients with modalities ranging from relaxing Swedish to foot-focused reflexology. Since then, the studio has had to accommodate for its rising popularity by moving to a bigger space and offering more services. Inside the new location’s earth-toned interior, clients can enjoy facials, scrubs, and waxing treatments along with Tracey’s signature massages. As an independent Mary Kay beauty consultant, Tracey also possesses the supplies and training to help clients makeover their looks before hopping on a saddled tortoise for nights on the town. She also invites patrons to bring their own makeup to Teach Me Makeup workshops and travels to their homes with a cache of massage oil and eyelash extensions for spa parties.
Framed artwork lines light green walls inside Unique Day Spa, creating a tranquil atmosphere complete with live, self-aware plants and a living room–like waiting area. Guests relax inside private treatment rooms, where specialists rejuvenate bodies with services such as relaxing massages, moisturizing seaweed facials, and skin-softening callus treatments.