Mani Pedi in East Walnut HIlls

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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.

1617 Highland Ave
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Luxurious gel manicures and natural-nail makeovers are within arm's reach at Jessica Favre Nails. Here, licensed nail technician Jessica Favre puts her years of experience into practice when sculpting nails and protecting them with durable, glossy Shellac polish. And because she works out of Salon Rhonda, her clients can also stick around for haircuts, highlights, and facial waxing.

2647 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Most popular service: Color and haircut

Brands Used: Joico, Paul Mitchell

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

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.

Q&A with Andrea Thompson, Stylist

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.

2647 Erie Ave
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Treatments and experiences are one at the same at All Nailed Up by Dana. Take, for instance, the Hawaiian Tropical mani-pedi. Just one of the salon's featured services, it includes an exfoliating sugar scrub and aromatherapuetic mask to accompany the traditional nail care treatments. Other nail treatments here include hot stone massages, warm paraffin applications, and gel manicures.

2717 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati,
OH
US

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.

3612 Marburg Avenue
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Whether dolling up nails with well-executed manicures, administering blow-out styles, or completely overhauling hairdos, Kendra treats each client like a VIP or the world's rarest mannequin head.

3612 Marburg Avenue
Cincinnati,
OH
US