Professional clippers Julie Volmer, Terri Mabry, and Susan Meehan transform The Salons At The Greene into a hairstyling haven where clients' manes are tended in private suites away from the fuss of crowds. Surrender coiffures to a scalp-quenching wash before stylists snip away finicky ends to any desired length (a $35–$45 value). Locks are then wrapped with 10–15 foils to impart both gaze-snagging spot highlights and the perfect disguise for crashing a celebrity baked-potato gala (a $10–$20 value). Before reacquainting themselves with the outside world and the undersides of umbrellas, newly voguish head-toppings are styled according to the wearers' requests.
In 1939, James Clark bought Belmont Pharmacy, where he had worked as store pharmacist. His son, James Clark Jr., followed him into the business, and eventually the enthusiastic, dedicated family began opening additional branches. Today, a third-generation Clark, Tim, oversees the operation of the eight locations.
Each location mingles old-fashioned corner-store friendliness with modern health-care tools. Medical equipment, such as lift chairs and canes, ease home life, as do prescription medications that can be delivered by a friendly staff member. The Huber Heights location also has a compounding pharmacy, in which highly trained workers customize prescriptions to individual needs, combining multiple medications into a single dosage, adding kid-friendly flavors, or carving each pill into the shape of a white blood cell.
More than 700 frames await clientele at Optical Fashions, a local institution whose licensed optometrists have been correcting the vision of area eyes for more than 50 years. Still headquartered in Beavercreek, the company now operates outposts throughout the Miami Valley with the same focus on long-term patient satisfaction that helped them succeed in the first place. At six convenient locations, doctors diagnose potential eyesight issues and help patients choose the most suitable lenses, which the staff processes on-site in their technology-packed optical lab. These lenses fit snugly into frames from the shops' expansive selections, which include brands ranging from Juicy Couture and Project Runway to Gant and Ernest Hemingway.
At Primp Hair, owner Bryce Van Dyke cuts and colors hair, sculpts brows with wax, and applies professional makeup. It's a pretty wide range of skills for one guy, but Bryce wants to make his salon a one-stop shop "where girls get ready." He'll create a personalized look to match any event, whether it's an average date night or a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence such as your wedding or your turn to be president.
The trio of skilled doctors at ProCare Vision Center counts more than 37 years of collective experience in tending eyes. Drs. Davis, Salyer, and Grillot minister to adult and elderly pupils, but specialize in pediatric eye care, assessing the vision loss of youngsters no longer able to see the Tooth Fairy. After the doctors have updated a prescription, the center’s knowledgeable eyewear experts help patients select lenses with anti-reflective coatings or assist them in ordering contacts. The staff also lends advice as clients navigate the center’s frames, which come from designers such as Gucci, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade, answering questions about which spectacles flatter face shapes or complement mustache tattoos.
Featured in national publications such as US Weekly and Family Circle, Merle Norman has been at the forefront of the beauty industry since 1931. At the Troy location you can expect the same high-quality skincare products and beauty treatments that have defined the brand for more than 75 years. Skincare specialists offer facials that help clients regain their youthful glow by applying deep cleansers, exfoliations, and moisturizers.