To give their clients quality services fueled by continuing education programs and therapeutic products, the staff of this beauty salon partners with Aveda product lines made from naturally derived ingredients. Each staff member brandishes only Aveda products during facial treatments, nail sessions, hair appointments, and beard extensions. When snipping strands or soothing skin, they utilize techniques learned from personal experience and teaching programs led by Aveda staff members, known for their cosmetics knowledge and stylish PowerPoint lectures.
The barbers at Catanza's Barber Shop tame head tresses with cuts, colors, and shaves in an old-fashioned barbershop atmosphere; their follicular services and nostalgic décor won them 2nd place in the Best Barber category of Fox-8 Cleveland's Hot List in 2008. Undergo meticulous scissor snips for a dudely 'do (a $16 value), then evict unruly stubble with a refreshing shave (a $20 value). The shop's walls are adorned with pictures of famed Ohio athletes striking their best collector-card poses, and the shelves are lined with bobbleheads that are too risky to buzzcut. A waiting-area television provides customers with entertainment and style ideas from their favorite cartoons.
Being a top-200 salon is no small feat—those that make the cut are among the very best in their state and Dante Lucci Salon is just that. Their spot on Salon Today’s list of the top 200 salons is just one of its many accolades. The award attests to the success Dante Lucci Salon has had in rendering haircuts with razor- and clipper-cutting techniques. But it also underscores the salon staff’s commitment to continuing their education in order to stay abreast of new styling techniques and the ways in which nuclear physics can be applied to highlights (none so far). Beyond hair work, technicians perform nail services to pamper digits and makeup artists use the preservative-free Mineral Mine line to give clients a new look. In line with their excellent service, they use only the best products as well including those by Kevin Murphy, Oribe, and Living Proof.
Salon Jia Li & Spa prefers natural products to chemical hodgepodges. On the salon side, sulfate-free conditioning treatments extract knots from manes before stylists sculpt coifs with Aquage products rich in marine botanicals. In the spa, aestheticians nourish complexions with the ilike organic skincare line, which blends vitamins and fruit acids with bioflavonoids from herb and vegetable pulps. An alternative to waxing or blow-torching, sugaring removes hair from the lip, brow, and Brazilian bikini region.
In addition to bolstering the well-being and beauty of its human patrons, the staff at Mona Lisa Eco Salon & Spa also looks out for a much larger client: Mother Earth. That?s why the staff uses Italian-made Davines Essential Haircare products during all of their cut, style, and coloring services. Crafted from natural ingredients of Mediterranean origin, using 100% renewable energy, and housed in environmentally friendly packaging, Davines products color strands without ammonia or traces of crayon. Staffers also pamper other parts of the body, treating clients to facials, fruit peels, massages, and natural wax services.
The skilled hair stylists at ELEMENTS salon wield products from Bumble and bumble, Moroccanoil, and Joico to transform hair with an artistry that landed it in CityVoter?s top five hair salons. The stylists, who sort into four levels of expertise, all keep abreast of the latest trends so they can shear locks into A-line bobs or add extensions. Mani-pedis pamper appendages with milk baths and conditioning masks before topping fingernails with polish or gel art that can even mimic miniature tuxedoes.
Setting the stage for these makeovers and treatments are a sophisticated black-and-white decorating scheme and an innovative layout that snagged ELEMENTS the title of a Salon of Distinction from Salon Today. A curved, rippling white wall snakes around the cubic salon chairs, welcoming guests as they enter the salon and are greeted by a chandelier, a lily photomural, and a flat-screen television.