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.
Helmed by Kristi Backer, AfterGlow Studio aims to fill customers with the comfortable satisfaction of an improved appearance from well-done spray tanning or body waxing. Technicians use warm wax to remove unwanted hair all over the body by pulling it from the root. They also bronze skin with spray-tanning services, for which they can travel to customers' homes.
Most nicknames are well earned, and Cincy Style Bar's is no exception. Affectionately deemed "BPP"—blown, painted, and powdered—Cincy Style Bar helps its clients achieve a polished and put-together look in approximately one hour. Makeup artists apply one of six signature looks ranging from "natural beauty," which amps up facial features without the noticeable appearance of cosmetics, to the enigmatic "mysterious beauty," which uses winged eyeliner to spark the attention of roving Hardy Boys. Makeup lessons help the Style Bar's clients replicate their fetching looks at home.
Full transformations continue in LadiesOnlySprayTanning—Cincy's new tanning boutique. Catering exclusively to women, LOST strives to give each client an airbrushed tan that's free of streaks and lines. If that wasn't enough, blowouts, manicures, and false lashes round out the roster of services.
Pellé Medical Skin Care features exclusively medical-grade skin products administered by skincare nurse specialists in a safe and comfortable environment. The center's micro peel blends alpha-hydroxy acids onto the delicate dermis, removing the dull and lifeless micro-thin top layer of skin to diminish brown spots, mitigate the appearance of fine lines, and unveil a vibrant and more radiant complexion. Otherwise known as the "lunchtime peel," the micro peel offers instantaneous results without any harsh redness, allowing you to reenter society without fear of making children or lifeguards burst into tears with one frightening glance.
Tanu Tanning's staff members work to produce deep, even tans with a mélange of UV-powered beds, UV-free spray tans, and body-gilding lotions. The bronzing bastion is equipped with a salvo of horizontal and vertical beds, some of which are equipped with facial tanners, so clients can customize their experience based on preferred duration and number of earthly petitions sent to Norse sun goddesses. A trio of body-mist spray-tanning sessions coat the entire body in a melanin-activating solution, reaching even hard-to-tan areas such as armpits and between the teeth. With today's Groupon, customers also receive half off on all tanning-lotion bottles ($20+).
Drawing from experience as a hairstylist and an educator, Debrah Englert specializes in performing hair restoration and working with long hair. At Debrah Englert - Healthy Hair. Healthy Body., she shapes her clients' tresses through cuts and styling, adds sheen with highlights and coloring, and nourishes dry scalps with conditioning treatments. Her team includes Jasna Dzafer, who specializes in nailcare, including Shellac and french mani-pedis, and skincare specialist Seege Ross, who uses holistic and natural ingredients in masks and facials.
When owner Giovanni Finocchiaro picked up the phone at Face It Spa, he heard one of his clients sobbing. She had been preparing for a presentation at work, and in the process, her skin had broken out so badly that Finocchiaro recalls her lamenting, "I just can't do it. I have to see you." Finocchiaro, who once dreamed of being a counselor, told her to come in immediately. "When you help people look better on the outside, it really does make them feel better inward, too," he says. When his distraught client arrived, he tailored a peel for her sensitive skin that helped kill bacteria and calm inflammation. Within a few days, he says, "she couldn't believe … how [her complexion] was already turning around."
Inside his recently remodeled boutique, Finocchiaro caters to each of his clients in the same way. He offers them complimentary water or tea before leading them across dark hardwood floors to a candlelit treatment room. After cleansing their face, he uses a lighted magnifier to analyze their skin type, then employs PCA products and a wide arsenal of customizable facial treatments to help them reach specific beauty goals or the center of the Earth.