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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.