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.
Albert Johnson leads the team of massage therapists at Turtles Massage and Wellness Studio. The team performs custom therapeutic bodywork, including circulation-inducing Swedish strokes and firm kneads that sideline muscle tension. Once sinews are loosened, guests can join high-energy dance-inspired Zumba classes, one of the downtown studio's other offerings.
Tell us about your business.
[It’s] a one-stop-shop for the mind, body and soul. We provide a unique approach to healing. Many of our customers travel from all over Ohio for our outstanding services and to receive attention from our extremely compassionate staff.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I have always been a natural healer from as early as my childhood. It wasn't until I had started taking prerequisites in college that I realized what my true calling was.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Hypnotic massage. It is a unique service that integrates a therapeutic massage with our heart-centered hypnotherapy. Personally, I combine the massage and the hypnosis in the same session . . . another option is to have the therapeutic massage before the hypnosis session. You could also have our hypnotherapist sit in the room with you during your massage treatment and engage you in the hypnotherapy process. We intentionally pair these two services together to assure ultimate healing results that will be imprinted deeply within your cellular tissue and deeper into the subconscious mind to assure the results stick.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
We have complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate in our waiting-room area. We provide cold water after massage sessions to flush out toxins. We also have a wide range of reading materials as well as cable television in the waiting room.
Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our one-stop-shop keeps growing. We are in the process of developing our unique yoga studio and café downstairs from our current location with a tentative grand opening for this fall.
Carlitta's Day Spa offers a panoply of pampering services, from styling to skincare, from massages with organic oils to mani-pedis with Shellac polish. Staffers give preference to vegan and paraben- and gluten-free products in their treatments, drawing on a wide range of lines from renowned brands such as Paul Mitchell, CND, OPI, and Kenra. Carlitta's also considers itself a holistic-healing facility, offering such treatments as foot reflexology. Whatever the service, the day spa makes a point to suit the needs of every member of the family from couples massages for mom and dad to haircuts for the kids.
Dr. Joseph Ripepi, the podiatrist behind Ripepi Foot & Ankle Clinics, Inc., has the clinical expertise to treat a variety of lower-limb maladies. After graduating from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Ripepi earned certification from the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and became a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. For close to two decades, the caring doctor has operated a solo practice and maintained medical privileges at several area hospitals. Dr. Ripepi also has completed specialty training in lasers, which he uses to dissolve nail fungus or remove shoes that are knotted too tight.
Beyond their diverse lineup of hair and spa services, the beauty experts at Future Directions Hair Studio & Spa are committed to creating an active dialogue with their clients to send them home happy with the precise look that they envisioned. In inviting, softly lit treatment rooms, clients can luxuriate as spa technicians armed with Bioelements products administer signature facials to restore skin to its factory-fresh condition. In the salon area, comfy chairs lull clients into a state of relaxation as a style therapist listens to the hair's innermost hopes and dreams, snipping and combing a path to coiffure self-actualization. The hair experts tame rebellious manes with custom color, highlights, and keratin hair-straightening treatments administered with professional products from Aquage, Goldwell, Matrix, and Paul Mitchell. Put-upon paws can also be indulged with a tailored mani-pedi finished with a coat of OPI or Zoya polish.