Man Makeovers

Friday, March 18, 2011 - 2:43pm

Russian immigrant dedicates her business to manly makeovers.

The idea of living the American dream brings immigrants to our country everyday. We're raised being told we can do whatever we want, and pursue any occupation we desire. A Russian woman in Orange Park is living that idea to the fullest.

Stories similar to Alena Gilley's has been cut, copy and pasted throughout Americana.

Alena says "I came to America 8 years ago, and I am going after my dream."

A Russian imigrant, she's married and works in Orange Park now, owns her business, is happy, the typical American story.

But the business she has chosen is where the typical is swept away.

Yes, you've seen thousand of salons but her paradise grooming for men is a bit different. Her slogan?

Alena says "we take average looking men, and make them head turners. Did you start out average looking? Is it insulting to be called average. What do you do with below average guys?"

She has a room full of women washing feet and hands, cutting hair and giving massage all inside her mancave. The before and after pics are pretty amazing.
This totally average looking man, with an above-average mustache, doesn't even look like himself in the after. Because no woman wants an average man.

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