Gigi Badila Cristache, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), R.Ac., Di. Hom. is no stranger to the world of alternative medicine. The owner of Naphsha Healing Arts holds a master's degree in the classical form of Five Element acupuncture and draws on her knowledge of holistic healing to alleviate ailments, such as emotional or digestive issues, with acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbs, and homeopathy treatments. To further promote optimal well-being, Gigi also incorporates bioenergetic therapy into treatment plans, which she devises for clients after they participate in a complimentary consultation.
The skincare experts at Alexandra Vincent Esthetics customize each of their facials to deliver specific complexion-improving results. Whether their goal is to fight acne, wrinkles, or a permanently affixed Halloween mask, the aestheticians work closely with each client to assemble the right products for the treatment. Men's and women's waxing services leave legs, chests, and bikini zones smooth for weeks, and makeup applications ready brides for their big day.
As an unstoppably daring design duo, Michael Byzewski and Dan Ibarra have been churning out posters since relocating from Madison to the Twin Cities in 2002. Even more than proper flossing habits, screen-printing posters is a laborious pursuit that’s difficult to keep up. Yet, their mutual appreciation of music, design, and blood-curdling screams has propelled their poster-making prowess and allowed them the opportunity to create posters for acts such as Andrew Bird, The Decemberists, and The Dead Weather. Utilizing its mastery of the three senses, Aesthetic Apparatus prides itself on its ability to render Future of the Left’s comically misanthropic demeanor in convenient 19”x25” posterized form. With years of experience, Aesthetic Apparatus is your one-stop shop for poster needs.
At Indulge Salon, skilled stylists employ training from top cosmetology schools and specialized courses to beautify their clients. Hair artists infuse tresses with nourishing products from Schwarzkopf, Keratin Complex, and Bed Head, accentuating 'dos with extensions and highlights. To up the relaxation ante, guests can nibble and sip from a spread of complementary snacks and drinks as they await purifying facials, spa mani-pedis, or quick waxing treatments. Ladies and gents alike can avail themselves of beauty packages, from a Girls' Day Out princess party complete with manicures and pedicures, to a Gentleman's Retreat spa package consisting of a deep tissue massage, foot detailing, haircut, and beard competition prep.
Sterling Laser Clinic is located inside of Town Pediatric, where Dr. Besma Mikhail provides medical care for young patients and aesthetic upgrades for adults. Inside of a private treatment room, technicians use the Cheveux laser machine to render skin smooth and hairless. The nonsurgical procedure can be applied to most parts of the body, such as the face, stomach, bikini area, legs, and arms.
Patients who visit Dr. William Massey at Elise Laser & Medical Spa know one thing: they won't be in for a long recovery period after undergoing one of his cosmetic procedures. That's because the doctor sticks to treatments that require minimal—if any—downtime, from photofacials and Botox to chemical peels and Aluma skin renewal. A particular attraction is fractional-laser skin resurfacing, a treatment that makes the skin seem firmer and decreases wrinkles after just 10–20 minutes.