Mike Davis has always been about giving people chances. As a juvenile correction specialist, he worked with young offenders to educate them and, ultimately, give them more opportunities in their future then they had in their pasts. Though he switched careers to hair styling, Mike still likes to give new stylists a chance to perfect their trade in his salon. One of those stylists is Tiffani, a young woman who specializes in hair styling. She says her signature service is the silk press, a time-consuming hair straightening treatment that lets locks flow more naturally and lasts longer than other methods. Though performing a silk press can be tedious, Tiffani enjoys doing it just to see her clients walk out the door as "happy, satisfied customers."
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Sew ins, Silk press and Wraps
Brands Used: Design Essentials, Vitale, Mizani and Narobi
Whether it's their wedding day or just an average day, the staff at Studio 247 wants clients to look and feel beautiful. To that end, they pull from a luxurious stock of products that includes Essie and OPI nail polishes, hair-nourishing Morrocanoil products, and Murad skincare serums that allow the studio's aestheticians to tailor each facial to their client?s specific needs. They perform an extensive list of services that they update regularly in order to keep up with the beauty industry's latest trends. The hairstyling team, for example, now specializes in 100% human-hair extensions as well as Brazilian blowouts, which transform frizzy locks into strands that are sleeker and shinier than a motorcycle carved from freshly churned butter.
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.
The Hair Project's master stylists mentor and develop young hair artists, turning them into leaders in the hair industry. The workshop salon's project directors hand pick newly licensed cosmetologists and guide them through the process of becoming a great stylist. The newbies start as apprentices and learn all about working in a salon environment, as well as basic and advanced hair techniques, such as creating a classic or edgy 'do. Because the work is performed by these stylists, the salon is able to have lower price points, but a master stylist oversees their work at all times.
The sleek new salon, which is located above Jeni?s Splendid Ice Creams, has a lofty, spacious interior flooded with bright light. It also boasts shiny hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, a plush animal-skin rug, and mason-jar lighting fixtures.
The color services and keratin treatments at Ignite Hairsalon are derived from organic products. The Organic Color Systems line uses no ammonia or other harsh chemicals, and is not tested on animals or imprisoned princesses. Keratin treatments are formulated with organic ingredients, nutrients, and L-cystine amino acids that together combat hair-loss and straighten manes. Besides hair services, the staff also offers mani-pedis. And, before leaving the salon, feel free to peruse the selection of hanging local artwork for sale.
Inside the U.S. Bank Building sits Europa by Sasha Salon & Spa, bedecked in marble fixtures and vivid paintings that glow under soothing spa lighting. Aestheticians help faces slough off dead skin cells through exfoliation and imbue cheeks with moisture and the motivation to finally finish their novels. Massage therapists knead sore tissues, and expert colorists enhance mop tops with color treatments, allowing hair tones to match a new outfit or freshly reupholstered couches. Other services include manicures, formal updos, makeup applications, and sauna sessions.