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64 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 15 - Nov. 21, 2002 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE Bad Hair Day? now Offering 'fountain of youth' to clients Nurse and spa owner join forces to perform a variety of treatments By Amy Reardon Drexel Davison, owner of. the Bad Hair Day Salon, has spent the last 10 years creating good hair days for the women of Rehoboth Beach. With the help of thenewest ad- ditions to his salon Leisa Brewer R.N., BSN, and Lisa Brown from Bella Donna Spa, he will make them look younger, too. Brewer spent 15 years as a nurse in cosmetic surgery, but has specialized in non,surgical proce- dures for the past five years. She works closely with her medical director, Dr. Reina Wilson and performs micodermabrasion, gly- colic peels, collagen replacement therapy, laser hair removal, spider vein removal, and botox treat- ments. Brewer has worked in Brown's about adding anti-aging services Bella Donna Spa in Alexandria, VA, for two years. Brown, who owns a second home in Rehoboth, met Davison as a customer. She hopes to move to the area, but plans to work in both locations for now. As a permanent make-up mist, Brown puts pigment under the skin to add definition to fading eyebrows, cover scars, and fix cleft lips.: Brown uses topical anesthetic so the procedure is painless. "As women get older, they lose definition. It's a natural part of aging," said Brown. With a manual needle, instead of the electric needle used in tat- tooing, she adds natural looking color and definition to eyes, cheeks, and lips. "Rehoboth Beach is ready for us," said Brown. "There is such a clientele here." Before hooking up with Brewer and Brown, Davison was curious like botox treatment and perma- nent make-up to his salon, but he was hesitant because he hadn't found the right practitioners, said Brown. "We started talking. I told him that I'd been offering these servic- es in my salon for two years, and we decided to go into business tQ- geflaer." Botox is short for botulinum toxin, which in large doses causes the potentially fatal disease botu- lism. Small doses of the toxin, bow- ever, have been used for 12 years to stop involuntary muscle con- tractions like crossed-eyes and muscles spasms. Doctors and nurses also use it as an alternative to cosmetic surgery because it smoothes brow lines, frown lines, and crows feet so well. A treatment lasts four to six months and can cost from $200 to $500. Davison held a wine and Amy Imlrtlon photo Lisa Brown, left, and Leisa Brewer, R.N., BSN, are the newest additions to Bad Hair Day?'s staff, providing pernm. nent makeup and botox treatments. cheese gathering Nov. 6 for Brew- worth of time slots with potential er and Brown to meet his cus- customers. tomers and answer questions. Be- Each woman plans to spend one fore the party began at 6 p.m., day a week in the salon. For more both women had filled two weeks information call 226-4247. Queenz Quizine brings comfort food to Cape Region doorsteps By Amy Reardon school. As we grow up, our need for com- Queenz Quizine, comfort food and cater- fort food doesn't change. ing, has made steady progress since open- ing in mid-Octoher. "Each day has been busier than the last," said co-owner-Patty Brown. "We are the alternative to cooking for your self." Comfort food is different for everybody. Usually it's whatever Morn used to make on cold rainy days. The bowl of macaroni and cheese or lumpy mashed potatoes that made you forget how embarrassed you were when you and your history project landed face down in the puddle outside of "It's whatever gives you that warm fuzzy feeling inside," said co-owner Joyce Hast- ings. "My comfort food is spaghetti." The most popular dish on the menu is po- ' tato poetry said Hastings. Brown whips white potatos and sweet potatoes together and tops them with sour cream, bacon, cheddar cheese, and onion crisps. The restaurant, which offers international food from humus to turkey dinners, is open six days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday "We want keep our prices low so we can serve the locals. We will just look at the summer season as gravy," said Brown. "If you want to get a sandwich to take to the beach, you can either go to the elaborate restaurants or the greasy cheese steak places. We want to be the middle ground." Brown owned and operated the Queen Bean Cage in Claymont for nine years. Af- ter she expanded to a restaurant/bar in Wilmington, the business became too big and time-consuming for her. She met Hastings, .who studied at the University of Delaware and earned a mas- ters in avian virology, while she owned the Queen Bean. Brown sold her business up North in April to move to the Beach.' Hastings, who grew up in Laurel, has always wanted to move back to Sussex County and own her own business. She brings her meticulous lab skills to prep-cooking and her book keeping ability to the business. The business is solely carry out and catering right now. This December, they plan to add a small dining room where cus- Continuedon page 66 Mternatives to college financing; charitable trusts College costs are climbing an- nually. For the 2001-02 school year, the national average amount for tuition and fees rose 5.5 per- cent to $17,123 at four-year pri- vate colleges and escalated 7.7 percent to $3,754 at four-year public colleges. If you are seeking a convenient, attractive way to fi- nance your child's college educa- tion, a home equity line of credit might be the right solution. Easy access and flexibility. A home equity line of credit is a convenient way to finance college costs. You may borrow any amount at any time up to the limit of your credit line, simply by writ- ing a check. As you pay down your balance, the amount you re- pay becomes available again. The flexibility of a home equity line of credit may also help you keep your investment portfolio intact. Tim due date for tuition might not  t m o0lmmm time to sell an investment. By tiaying for college with borrowed funds, you can keep your assets invested longer and wait for favorable con- ditions before liquidating them. A low cost alternative. Today's low interest rates help save you money when you borrow. The in- terest rate you pay for home equi- ty financing is. usually lower than rates on consumer loans or credit cards. What's more, the interest you pay on home equity financing is generally tax-deductible. A tax deduction further reduces the net cost of home equity financing ver- sus most other forms of debt. You should consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of in- terest. To learn more. If you want more information about tapping into your home equity to finance col- lege expenses, write to Daniel E. Krausz at Morgan Stanley, 20 E. Division Street, lver, D 19901. FINANCIAL FOCUS Daniel E. Krausz Americans also reached out with heartfelt generosity last fall, donating about $1.4 billion to charity in the three months fol- lowing Sept. 11, 2001. Charitable contributions really make a differ- Naturally, you'll want to select a legitimate charity that will use your donation responsibly. Sever- al watchdog groups, including the Better Business Bureau Wise Giv- ing Alliance ( or the American Institute of Philan- thropy ( can help you check up on chad- ties. Charitable organizations put some funds toward costs such as fundraising and administrative ex- penses. By reviewing the chadty's annual reports and financial state- merits, you can discover how much money goes to the cause, and how much goes to expenses. Tax aspects of generosity. You generally may deduct up to the full fair market value of your do- nations from your federally tax- able income, subject to certain limitations. Charitable giving may ence to those in need., reduce your taxable estate, as your do. y o.. . go?.  my . a _.fed- al gift or estate tax deduction. Alternatives to outright girls. Consider a charitable trust or donor-advised fund. A charitable remainder trust pays you or your family yearly income for a certain term and donates remaining assets to charity. A charitable lead trust makes annual charitable gifts for a period of time, then pays remaining as- sets to your loved ones. A donor= advised fund offers a way to set up a charitable legacy. Some bro- kerage firms offer you the ability to contribute to a professionally managed account and then recom- mend grants to he made (anony- mously or with recognition) to your favorite charities. You may also name a successor to continue the tradition of giving. Daniel E. Krausz is first vice president at Morgan Stanley, Dover.