At The Beauty Lounge, owner Erin Blackston promotes an atmosphere of clean, angular cuts and time-honored sophistication. The former platform artist for Rusk International leads a staff that includes a former color educator for Framesi and a Redken educational artist, alongside other specialists who excel in everything from fusion hair extensions to straightening treatments by Pravana and Coppola. Aside from cuts, up-styles, and blowouts, the crew excels at gray coverage and far-out color combinations, making the salon a popular choice among Akron's boldest heads and aging clown population.
The pros at Unto Him Day Spa and Boutique remove unwanted nail and hair length, and then cover the remaining keratin sheets and locks with bright polishes and highlights. They also infuse moisture into dry feet and play This little piggy with toes during pedicures.
Signature Service: Mary Fullen
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Pro Tip: Bring a mat or a towel with you.
Inside The Comfort Touch's private treatment room, Mary Fullen touches her palm to a client's forehead. She's not checking for fever; she's channeling the client's healing energy to help them relax. This healing technique, called Reiki, flows from Mary's firm belief that everything a client needs to feel their best is already inside them. She taps into these self-healing properties during massages?which can incorporate aromatherapy oils?and meditation sessions. She also leads tranquil yoga classes next to the studio's garden.