Licensed aesthetician Tracy Bader–a Casal Aveda Institute graduate–fights aging and revitalizes skin with more than a dozen different facial treatments. She enhances relaxation with aromatic essential oils or uses crushed pearls to exfoliate the skin and treat signs of aging. In addition, she offers waxing services to remove unwanted fuzz and makeup applications to prep clients for special occasions. She also draws attention to the eyes with eyelash extensions and provides below-the-shoulder care with body scrubs, citrus wraps, and hot-stone massages.
Licensed clinical esthetician and cosmetologist Mary Turner and her expert staff outfit patrons with beautified dermises through a wide range of pampering services. During the 20-minute microdermabrasion treatment, a jet spray of tiny crystals and a vacuum team up to effectively polish off the skin’s outer keratin layer without damaging deeper dermal tissue or exposing hidden metal endoskeletons. The treatment stimulates the growth of new cells in order to help treat a number of skin conditions including fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne, and rosacea. Though skin types may vary, most clients notice improvement after just one treatment. After a professional consultation, a chemical peel will augment the restoration with a custom blend of products fine-tuned to treat the client's skin type and count time according to the atomic clock.
Artistic prowess doesn't just appear overnight. It takes years of practice. That's why each of Dino Palmieri's salons, including the Dino Palmieri Salon & Spa, employs stylists dedicated to staying at the top of their games. The skilled stylists give each client one-on-one attention to ensure every hair service comes as close to the client's vision as possible, which is why it was named by readers of Cleveland Scene as the best hair salon in the city. The stylists add depth to hair with highlights, smooth rebellious strands with GKhair treatments, and apply expert perms to reshape hair's texture until each strand would turn Louis XIV green with baroque envy. That same level of personalized attention carries over into the salon's meticulous nail services, which clients can upgrade with moisturizing white-tea masks or herbal foot peels. Waxing sessions use body-safe Nufree botanical wax to keep skin calm and collected while hair says its goodbyes. Deep-cleansing Darphin facials can be infused with essential oils and plant ingredients such as orange blossom and licorice to relax clients and bring them closer to nature than sharing a hibernation den with their favorite grizzly family.
At La Look Skincare & Makeup Boutique, aestheticians specialize in applying makeup and refreshing faces with everything from peels and specialized facials to ultrasound waves and stem-cell therapy. Staff can efficiently wax away hair or apply lash extensions that make eyes more expressive and less likely to be mistaken for bald marbles. The boutique offers anti-aging treatments, spray-tanning services, and more than 20 massage options, which include Swedish and deep tissue. Staff can also give nutrition and fitness consultations to those who want to start their makeovers from within. In keeping with their stated philosophy of "Be your own kind of beautiful," La Look aims to help women increase their inner strength and self-esteem while fostering a healthy outlook on life. In addition to a full service menu, La Look offers products from a variety of brands, including Becca, the Balm, Kevyn Aucoin, Billion Dollar Brows, Japonesque, Dr. Dennis Gross, Vagheggi, Principessa, LaLicious, Verso, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Feeling Smitten. and Beauty For Real.
The outside world seems to slip away once a person drops into one of Nail Lounge's cushy mani-pedi chairs. Here, clients relax while nail techs trim, buff, massage, and moisturize. They then finish things off with acrylic nails or gel polish. The beauty experts do occasionally focus on areas beyond fingers and toes, as they administer NovaLash eyelash extensions that eschew the need for mascara.
Growing up on the shores of the Black Sea in Romania, Maria Suciu found herself surrounded by beauty. Her appreciation for aesthetics was not only inspired by the breathtaking beaches, therapeutic resorts, and glassy waters—which are believed to have curative powers—but also by her mother, who taught her how to fetchingly care for her skin, hair, and nails. After years of helping others strengthen their businesses as a public-relations adviser, Suciu shifted careers paths and traveled to America to share all she had learned about inner and outer wellness.
Suciu is now the owner and managing aesthetician of Callatis Spa, where she uses European-style techniques and organic, herbal formulas to pamper skin and boost outer allure. Callatis, which translates to the most beautiful, was the name of an ancient Greek colony that once inhabited the same shores that nurtured Suciu’s passion for performing cosmetic treatments. As a reiki master, Suciu also aims to balance the body and mind, targeting negative energy caused by palling around with delinquent magnets. Soothing fragrances and relaxing music permeate the spa's interior, which is small and intimate for highly personalized services.