Rumor has it that Amanda Baughman has barbicide running through her veins––she's that good. In a flurry of precise scissor snips she can craft a classic wave, modern layers, or bold pixie cut to flatter the features. While awaiting color highlights to set, clients may also make use of the salon's other indulgent services such as nailcare, waxing, and facial treatments.
The official day spa and salon of the 2011 American Music Awards, J. Nicole's Day Spa and Salon calls upon its stylists' hair expertise and its technicians' skin savvy to pamper clients within a rock 'n' roll–themed lounge. The staffers, who can sometimes be seen jamming on the guitars that adorn the salon's scarlet walls, beautify heads with hair services and eyelash extensions or relax bodies with treatments such as massages and craniosacral therapy. Aestheticians also exfoliate faces with Obagi chemical peels and abrasive punk-rock drum solos.
Led by Annie Shell, a Xenia native and former international educator for Goldwell and Matrix haircare, Gloss Salon's skilled staff sculpts and prunes scalp foliage, helping harried heads go from ragged to refined. Strut inside the funky pink-splashed styling studio, from which stressed strands may leave chanting a new om such as "hum" or "schintzel," thanks to the botanical moisturizers and proteins found in the salon's exclusive Mantra haircare products.
An Aveda concept salon, Wavelength provides a vast bounty of salon and spa services delivered by the hands of an experienced staff. Stale noodle nests can be effectively pampered with Wavelength's top-notch hair products and skillful styling. Instead of donning a fez year-round and loitering at smoky casinos, show off lustrous locks after receiving a haircut and style ($45). Practice proper hair care at home or en route to work in the driver’s seat with two travel-size bottles of Aveda Shampure shampoo and conditioner ($3.50 each). Finally, don an eye-catching frontispiece while shedding excess hair weight with your choice of a lip or brow wax ($14 each). The professional aestheticians go to great lengths to ensure each experience at Wavelength parallels the calm obtained from a bedtime story read by Morgan Freeman. Call to book your appointment.
The style stalwarts at Supercuts have trimmed, toned, and honed the domes of hair-bearing hominids for decades. The experienced stylists can accommodate cuts ranging from quick, careful mop maintenance to a more buzzworthy beehive for hypnotizing local grizzlies. Each scissors-handed specialist will draw from a vat of experience, leveraging quality hair products from Paul Mitchell and others to infuse your filaments with a winsome glow and creative coiffure. Walk-ins and waltz-ins are always welcome seven days a week.
Armed with airbrushes and customizable tanning formulas, Tan To You's technicians travel to Dayton-area salons and clients' own homes to spread sunless glow. The airbrushing experts supply all necessary equipment, and they offer up plenty of tips that help clients achieve and maintain the best color. In addition to standard airbrush tans, the staff also hosts mobile tanning parties, bringing along wine or martinis. Alternatively, they paint fingers with custom designs during mobile nail services.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.