Cura Bella's resident hair and nail technicians grace scalps and limbs with a menu of hair and nail services and steadfast attention to detail. Stylists snip away at lengthy locks with simple haircuts ($35+) and offer special-occasion updo styling to gussy up guests for “Baby's First Self-Aware Moment” celebrations ($35–$80). Spot straightening services ($35+) tackle pesky frizz-fraught areas and custom foil framing ($35+) highlights favored locks. Each treatment includes a rejuvenating scalp massage to oust stress from its cranium-bound fortifications.
Not surprisingly, finger- and toenails are the main focus at Debrah Englert. They are trimmed, filed, and buffed into tiny reflective mirrors. Then, a nail technician covers them in regular or chip-resistant Shellac polish in a kaleidoscope of hues.
Owner Mary Sowers describes Hair & Body Works as a place "where healthy meets beautiful"—a claim that's corroborated by her use of ethical products, such as Kevin.Murphy haircare. As a PETA-approved brand, Kevin.Murphy adheres to a strict no-cruelty-to-animals policy and remains free of sulfates, parabens, and caffeine. The salon also offers beautification beyond the scalp with services such as waxing, tanning, massage, and nailcare.
The stylists at Mitchell's Salon & Day Spa have beautified Cincinnati-area clients for the past 30 years. During that time, the staff has grown to more than 400 employees across five locations. They've also garnered several press mentions, including their most recent victory in The Knot's Best of Weddings 2013. These accolades are all possible because of the meticulous care that the salon pours into both its posh ambiance and soothing treatments. Stylists perfect 'dos with haircuts and smoothing keratin treatments, and aestheticians perform antioxidant facials, which make the skin more resilient against hazards such as environmental damage and cheek-pinching aunts.
The bronzing artists at Glow Sunfree Tanning and Waxing shade bodies to coppery hues with spray tans in just 15 minutes. Customizing their eco-certified tanning solution, which incorporates jojoba oil, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins to nourish skin, lets the professionals ensure clients acquire streak-free, natural-looking tans that can't be achieved with an orange crayon. In addition to darkening limbs, the salon staff waxes away unwanted fuzz for smooth, beach-ready skin.