Within the historic Cottage Grove Hotel--where Buster Keaton once stayed while filming "The General"--Buster's Main Street Cafe is serving up fresh-made breakfast, lunch, and dinner using local ingredients. Burgers crowned in such accouterments as bacon, cheese, and avocado are made from locally-raised, grass-fed beef sourced from Knee Deep Cattle Company. In the morning, omelets and several styles of eggs benedict reward early-risers. Later in the day, guests make way for a huge selections of drinks--the menu features hundreds of craft brews and ciders, as well as more than 200 craft sodas, including 50 varieties of root beer.
Art of Nail Salon’s technicians pamper nails into states of beauty with manicures, pedicures, and acrylic-nail services. High-five tournaments amp up with manicured hands, whether soft from a paraffin dip or elongated with a set of acrylic nails. During deluxe spa pedicures, feet unwind in a soothing bath of essential oils before a scrub to remove barnacles, a clay mud mask, and a massage. Some of the salon’s skilled techs are also experts in specialty nailcare, including caring for ingrown toenails or the feet of people with diabetes.
A real passion for her job is what makes Barbara Silvia look forward to coming into work every day, she explains on her website. She has worked as a nail technician for three years performing mani-pedis. Most recently, she relocated to a booth inside Sunflower Salon, where she specializes in acrylic nails and elaborate nail art. Barbara works hard to keep abreast of current trends, from using long-lasting gel polish to decorating digits with portraits of popular CEOs.
Seven talented tattoo artists make up the manpower at Area 51 Tattoo, where they ink skin with vibrant color and crisp images. Their work, which ranges from printed letters to delicate flowers to intricate portraiture, has graced the pages of numerous publications and takes shape inside a spacious, hygienic studio.
Within the bright green walls of Cry Baby Ink, a staff of body artists customizes meticulous tattoos, sells fetching apparel, and studs appendages with piercings. The studio occupies a convenient Valley River Center location, increasing the mall's cool factor without the need to hire the Hells Angels for security.
Skincare by Cassandra's proprietor, Cassandra, keeps birthday suits healthy and smooth with a full menu of facial treatments and waxing services. From classic European facials that cleanse and balance the complexion to intensive seven-day peels that resurface the skin with alpha-hydroxy acids, she offers regimens suited to nearly every skin type. Cassandra waxes bodies from brow to ankle and advises coming in with at least a quarter inch of hair growth or half an inch of unwanted feather growth.