At all 25 TNT Tanning locations throughout northeast Ohio, clients tan hides a healthy golden hue with the latest tanning beds and spray-tan booths. While at the salon, they can peruse shelves lined with skincare and tanning products such as bronzing powders, tanning lotions, and sunless sprays. To enhance the contouring tanning achieves, they can also swaddle themselves in a Fit body wrap designed to burn calories and reduce body fat.
Enchantress Long Hair Salon's owners Lance Melin and Jody Nisula perform a host of services geared toward long hair. Using a special technique of cutting clean, dry hair, stylists gain a better understanding of how layers fall around features with each precise snip. They also lend sleek manageability to strands with keratin treatments, and correct tufts caused by self-administered haircuts or low-hanging ceiling fans.
For more than 20 years, John and Stacy DiJulius have been improving their John Robert's Spa brand and opening up locations throughout the Cleveland area, most recently with their newest outpost in Strongsville. And it's no wonder their brand is so popular—even when you're not in the spa it feels like you're getting a spa treatment.
Haircuts include a scalp, hand, and arm massage, a mini facial treatment, and a mini makeup touchup, and pedicures can incorporate an exfoliating sugar scrub and hot-towel wrap. Then once you retire to the actual spa, you can choose from services that range from Aveda's signature Caribbean-therapy body treatment to microdermabrasion to spray tanning.
Those who frequent John Robert's can enroll in a VIP rewards program and feel great about the salon giving back to charities including Rainbow Babies and Flashes of Hope.
For the past two decades, hairstylist Pat Blake has worked at a variety of salons across Colorado and Ohio. Though working at those beauty havens sharpened her cutting and styling skills, the master colorist wasn’t yet fully content with her work’s potential. To that end, she now caters to clients' needs from her own business - Fringes - tucked within Sola Salon Studios. There, she gives each client her full attention while helping each one decide on a style. To create her classic and trendy coifs, Pat reaches for Aquage, Kenra, and Goldwell products and blends in face-framing highlights as well as perms. When not focused on hair treatments, she also refreshes faces with makeup applications and performs waxing services to help clean up bushy brows or gently remove cat whiskers that grew in overnight.
Gold-framed mirrors and zebra-printed chairs add pops of color to Salon Bella Vie’s understated color scheme with muted gray walls and wooden floors. It’s the place stylist Nicole calls her second home, a workstation with a sleek salon chair where men, women, and children sit during cuts, highlights, and games of I Spy.
Lynnette Simmons is an aesthetician, but she's also got the listening skills of the best bartenders. A skin care veteran with more than 10 years of experience, she spends most of her time helping clients look radiant with microdermabrasion treatments, facials, and organic masks. And while she works, she talks—not only educating her clients on proper skin care but also listening to their concerns. Among her proudest moments, she says, "[One client told me] that I cured their acne. They had seen [a] dermatologist for years with no results."
Those chats usually go deeper than skincare, too. Gifted with a sympathetic ear and sage advice, Lynnette has come to know her clients well. "I love getting to know clients and becoming close to them," she says. "Like my own family."