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.
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.
Get your hair ready for fish-teasing season with a haircut and style ($35+) from one of Salon Urbanity's innovative stylists, or artificially infuse a sun-kissed look into your 'do with full foil highlights ($70+). You can also freshen up for an upcoming passport photo with a microdermabrasion treatment ($120+). Salon Urbanity's skilled technician will peel away the years by exfoliating the top microlayer of facial skin, leaving it looking refreshed and young enough to earn double-profiles from airport security, and an indulgent French manicure ($22+) will spiff up sorry fingernails. And if your new career in plantain farming has made your muscles tense and tightened, opt for a relaxating relaxation massage ($60 for 60 minutes) and feel troubles melt away like a dropped ice-cream cone in the Sahara.
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.
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.