With its sophisticated yet friendly atmosphere, visiting Artist Skincare Studio is like inviting your face to high tea with your best friend. The studio’s trained staff know skin like the back of their own skin-covered hands and combine technologically advanced ingredients with organic botanicals to leave your face shimmering like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it. Each customized facial targets your specific skin type and individual skin problems to restore balance and beauty to your face. Your licensed aesthetician’s advanced education ensures that she's more than equipped to safely navigate the unpredictable crevices of your flesh-emoticon.
Nails are Sheila Amrhien's canvases. She specializes in intricate nail-art creations and hypoallergenic gel nail enhancements, as well as shellac. With Brisa Lite removable gel she can add length, strength, and color to nails for up to three weeks without filing or damaging the natural nail. Her clients also come in for pedicures and many types of body-hair removal, including Brazilian waxes, but excluding calling the governor and asking him to abolish hair.
Licensed massage therapist Ethelyn Hinrichs keeps up to date on the latest stress-assuaging techniques in numerous modalities, including sports, pediatric, and senior massage. Ethelyn’s passion for massage therapy began at age 12 after a reflexology treatment helped quell chronic childhood ailments. Since then, she has garnered experience in medical massage techniques and refined her own range of therapies. Equipped with warm creams, Ethelyn precisely targets specific muscle groups to knead away aches and quiet subdermal brat packs, and caters to busy schedules with evening and Saturday hours available.
The style stalwarts at Supercuts have trimmed, toned, and honed the domes of hair-bearing hominids for decades. Walk-ins and waltz-ins are always welcome seven days a week at any of Supercuts' convenient locations. The experienced stylists can accommodate cuts ranging from quick, careful mop maintenance to a more buzzworthy beehive for hypnotizing local grizzlies. Each scissor-handed specialist will draw from a vat of experience, leveraging quality hair products from Paul Mitchell and others to infuse your filaments with a winsome glow and creative coiffure. Feel free to stockpile up to three Groupons to ensure a series of soothing services.
For more than 20 years, Midwest Massage owner Sheldon Haas has been using his hands to help heal and relax clients by providing services backed by an average of 30 hours of continuing education each year. Beyond employing Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to thwart pain and tension, he uses his experience working for the Avera Mckennen Hospital and Wellness Center and Midwest Orthopedic Center to help correct chronic and difficult issues. Medical or ortho massage is one of his specialties and targets specific problem areas by working down through individual layers using a blend of deep tissue, myofacial release, and range of motion restoring methods. Whatever style of massage you choose, Sheldon takes care to customize each service to your individual preferences, listening carefully for cues to your desired level of pressure and softly reciting your favorite Walt Whitman poems entirely from memory.
Danielle Rivera, owner of Tru Massage Therapy, did not set out to become a massage therapist. "I like helping people," she says, and she did so for many years as a CNA in nursing homes. When she began to transition to a medical-assistant program, Rivera discovered her passion for massage. She got her massage license in 2008 and never looked back. Now, Rivera and a team of therapists provide 10 massage modalities and myriad spa services.
In addition to botanical body wraps and waxing services, Rivera's talent for clinical massage has improved her patients' lives and her ability to open industrial-size jars of pickles. "I had a client that could only lift his arm 90 degrees, and after working on him. . . he could go up to 160 degrees." She has also provided relief for migraine sufferers. Clients who "were taking prescription pain meds. . . were able to cut down their prescriptions significantly" or repurpose them altogether into beaded necklaces.