Waxing may not be the most relaxing of spa services, but Bloom & Clover Wax Studio is out to change all that. Here, clients recline in comfy massage chairs during their hair-removal appointments. Meanwhile, the aestheticians do their part to make each session as quick and painless as possible, using hard and soft waxes to strip away unwanted fuzz from brows, lips, chins, underarms, backs, legs, and anywhere in-between. Besides traditional waxing, Bloom & Clover also offers sugaring?a form of hair removal that uses a vegan-friendly paste made from sugar, water, and lemon in place of the wax. Because the formula is all-natural, it's gentler on skin and typically causes less irritation while still rendering skin as smooth as a baby bald eagle's head.
To fulfill her mission of physically and spiritually transforming the individuals in her community, licensed massage therapist Sarah Cheiky transformed a high-ceilinged warehouse space into a health-and-wellness oasis. She and her staff splashed the rooms with sunny shades of yellow and orange, hung artwork from local artists on the walls, and warmed the floors with intricate rugs, successfully creating the holistic haven known as The Studio. Within this cozy domain, the team leads a variety of restorative sessions that focus on whole-body wellness, including yoga classes taught by certified instructors, massage sessions performed by licensed therapists, and traditional energy work to keep chi in check and life force from accidentally turning into magnetic force. Clients put aside the dowsing rod to seek their center during guided meditation classes, and footbaths and infrared saunas draw out toxins from all areas of the body. After emerging from private treatment rooms, clients can refresh themselves in the showers and don superhero costumes in the changing rooms before returning to the real world.
Sugar Salon & Spa is a full-service salon located in Cleveland’s historic Warehouse District neighborhood. The stylists here specialize in multicultural hair, offering haircuts and styles, coloring, and extensions—all with the goal of echoing the rustic and revived atmosphere of the Warehouse District neighborhood. In addition to hair services, Sugar Salon also features waxing, mani-pedis, and leg and arm hot-stone massages.
Signature Service: Gel manicure
Brands Used: Gelish, OPI Gel, Essie
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Pro Tip: Free parking on the street and the lot in back.
Artistic prowess doesn't just appear overnight. It takes years of practice. That's why each of Dino Palmieri's salons, including the Dino Palmieri Salon & Spa, employs stylists dedicated to staying at the top of their games. The skilled stylists give each client one-on-one attention to ensure every hair service comes as close to the client's vision as possible, which is why it was named by readers of Cleveland Scene as the best hair salon in the city. The stylists add depth to hair with highlights, smooth rebellious strands with GKhair treatments, and apply expert perms to reshape hair's texture until each strand would turn Louis XIV green with baroque envy. That same level of personalized attention carries over into the salon's meticulous nail services, which clients can upgrade with moisturizing white-tea masks or herbal foot peels. Waxing sessions use body-safe Nufree botanical wax to keep skin calm and collected while hair says its goodbyes. Deep-cleansing Darphin facials can be infused with essential oils and plant ingredients such as orange blossom and licorice to relax clients and bring them closer to nature than sharing a hibernation den with their favorite grizzly family.
At Nails from Heaven?located inside hair salon Razor's Edge?nail technician Makia Santiago beautifies clients' hands and feet with an array of mani-pedi techniques. Her repertoire includes manicures and pedicures using CND's VinylLux polish, a line that dries within 10 minutes and stays chip-free for about a week, elaborate false nails, and nail art created with gel polish. She also performs eyebrow and lip waxes and ionic footbaths that draw out toxins from the body.