As the winners of Fox 8 Hot List's award for Best Hair Salon in 2013, Embrace Salon and Spa's staff of skilled aestheticians, hairstylists, massage therapists, and nail technicians take time to build relationships with clients while helping them achieve their beauty goals. Stylists refresh the follicles of men, women, and children with Aquage, Matrix Logics, and KMS California haircare products as well as Goldwell color and Mizani hair relaxers. In the spa area, guests can get their face softened with an exfoliating pumice-peel microdermabrasion or a Bioelements facial. Those opting for a sunless spray tan can maintain new hues with the spa’s collection of Amber Sun tan-extending lotions and Kahuna Bay Tan–touchup products.
The staff of Embrace Salon and Spa aim to create a homey atmosphere in their modern space that will help their clients relax. Vibrant purple walls in the pedicure room and a bright blue wall with a mural of a tree's silhouette in the salon area help keep visitors awake during treatments, but in case they do fall asleep, these splashes of color ensure Technicolor dreams.
Tan Pro USA has been compensating for the less-than-ideal latitudinal coordinates of Ohio since 1998. It was then that they opened their first tanning outpost furnished with 30 UV beds, and they have since expanded operations to 43 stores throughout the state. They stock each location with ample tanning units, rendering appointments an archaic formality equivalent to gifting a sheep to your defense lawyer. After customers stroll in, they can slide into an Ergoline 1100, which boasts four ultra-performance facial tanners and two high-pressure shoulder tanners. Staffers advise which lotions enhance traditional tanning results along with explaining the benefits of the UV-free VersaSpa spray-tan booths. Harnessing infrared heat, VersaSpa booths impart a glow to entire physiques or targeted trouble areas, such as the inside of the armpits.
Two large paintings of peacock feathers hang on Kallure Salon's orange accent wall. The wall's vibrant nature echoes the work of the stylists, who create stunning looks for multicultural hair types. They use relaxers to smooth locks, and dye to paint on highlights, and shears to interrogate uncooperative paper dolls.
Helmed by Sherry Slaght and Sara Boytim, both Redken certified and boasting more than 44 years in the industry, Impres' Salon provides a full menu of salon and spa services. With a level one, two, or three mani-pedi, you'll get gorgeous fingers and toes that will glow like a flashlight covered in mercury. Levels one, two, and three do not vary in terms of the service offered but indicate the breadth of the nail technician's clientele base (pricing is based on level-one services). A level-one technician may have years of experience but be new to the area and have few clients to pamper or discuss irrigation strategies with. Whatever level you choose, you'll sit back and relax while your feet are soaked in pipe-free pedicure bowls that drain water completely for a fresh and clean aqua massage. Gentle exfoliation digs deep beneath dermal strata to reveal supple skin. With the keratin canvas thoroughly prepped, a nail-polish masterpiece can be executed in an array of colors.
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.
Lynnette Simmons, owner of The Facial Bar, combines the knowledge she gained during the 10 years she spent as a cosmetologist and the 2 years she worked in the medical field to deliver skincare services that are not just indulgent, but also therapeutic. Her service menu starts out with three levels of facials, each of which can be augmented with a custom mask containing yogurt with probiotics, caffeine, and other pure ingredients. For clients who require more aggressive treatment, she offers microdermabrasion and chemical peels, both of which visibly rejuvenate skin.