Tired mugs rejoice at the sight of Denine Thomas, an experienced aesthetician that refreshes skin inside Studio M Salon. She also slides hot stones over body canvases and swaddles midsections in a botanical-infused skin-tightening wrap. Other beauty experts at the salon dispense spray tans, waxing services, and hair extensions long enough to use as a scarf during the colder months.
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; pedicures can incorporate an exfoliating sugar scrub and hot-towel wrap. And when 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.
Danielle Goulis wears many hats. As the owner of Dani Leigh Hair Boutique, she invests in her clients' experiences from the moment they call to make an appointment until the second they walk out her door. As a stylist, she focuses on modern cuts and wields a host of skills that go beyond her shears to dyeing, highlighting, and up-dos worthy of wedding days. Her salon also gives full attention to skin with waxing services and airbrush tanning that looks so natural, the sun may clam it for its own handiwork.
Without proper maintenance, hair may grow rebellious and start a punk band to prove it. Luckily the skilled stylists at Reve' Salon keep hair in check with high-end products by Kenra, American Crew, and Paul Mitchell. Clients can request a classic wave with all-over color, flattering crewcut, or mod pixie cut with pastel highlights. The salon also offers other beautification services such as nail services and swift waxing to nix unwanted fuzz.
Acting as lash pioneers within Ohio, Botanica Organic Salon owner and veteran stylist Phyllis DiSalvo is one of the state's first Xtreme Lash stylists. Along with aesthetician Angela Chulack, they first rest clients on a comfortable massage table within Botanica's serene environment. Afterwards, they proceed to place a faux eyelash application onto clients' existing lashes, working to lengthen them to any desired length, width, or intensity. The salon's services eliminate the need to apply mascara every morning, and help clients do away with allergenic makeups, painful curlers, and damaging waterproof formulas.