The staff members at Essential Styles have mastered head-to-toe beauty services. They take on unkempt hair with haircuts and relaxers, enlisting the help of Paul Mitchell, Essations, Mizani, and Nairobi Professional products. Or, for an entirely different look, they sew in or bond weaves. For faces, they arch eyebrows and thicken lashes with extensions. Finally, they turn to fingernails and toenails, rounding out their top-to-bottom treatment menu with manicures, pedicures, and intricate nail art, such as drawings of smaller toenails on larger toenails to mimic a matryoshka doll.
Sleek black-leather chairs and black-and-white accents work in fun contrast with High Maintenance Salon's vivid purple accents. Stylists here pride themselves on their friendly, personalized haircare services, which include smoothing relaxers, intricate braids, curly Wave Nouveau treatments, and lengthening sew-in weaves. Haircuts, color treatments, and waxing services are also available.
Banishing hair from bodies is one of Renee King’s talents. The aesthetician specializes in Brazilian and eyebrow waxes at her business, Just for You Salon. Here she also offers cleansing facials, pampering mani-pedis with chip-free gel or Shellac polish, and soothing body wraps.
Amanda Kelly has been using her skills to bring out the best in her clients? looks for more than two decades. At Amanda Kelly Salon, she delivers strand-smoothing Brazilian Blowouts and elegant updos, among other services. Men and women turn to her for the latest cuts and color treatments, and her makeup talents have readied many a bride for her walk down the aisle. Amanda?s roster of regulars includes local celebrities, including wives of the Bengals and Reds players.
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to hairstyles. That’s why the pros at Nature’s Outer Beauty customize haircuts to fit each client’s face shape, maintenance routine, and favorite decade. Their specialties include coloring services and hair-sheen treatments, and they happily twist manes into updos for special events.
Most popular service: Color and haircut
Brands Used: Joico, Paul Mitchell
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Pro Tip: A picture is worth a thousand words. When I am doing a clients hair, picturess are appreciated.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I have an instructor license in cosmetology, several certifications from natIonal brands of keratin smoothing?including Chi, Pravana and Enjoy?and color education including Joico, Paul Mitchell, Goldwell, Wella, and Rusk. I also have specialized training at the Dudley Academy for textured/curly hair.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
Color. It is the best way to change your look, whether the change is bold or subtle.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
I listen to each client's needs, then try to create a look that fits their lifestyle. I show them easy tips on how to re-create a look at home.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I am a multi-culture stylist with almost 20 years of experience. Curly hair is my specialty.