Rather than dabbling in exotic or off-the-wall massage types, Jay Stanforth LMT has spent more than 700 classroom hours honing his proficiency in just three modalities: Swedish, deep tissue, and therapeutic sports. With these three styles, he can customize soothing and healthy massages across the entire spectrum of needs, from stiffness and muscle cramping to simply needing to relax.
The stylists at Concept36, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, create bold new looks with haircuts and color treatments from their color bar. Their skill with hues can be seen in their highlights, ombre dyes, and color-corrective services, which erase DIY mistakes or signs of science fiction. The nail technicians on staff perform express and full-length mani-pedis with upgrades to paraffin-wax dips and superdurable Shellac polish.
In an accommodating downtown location, the licensed Take Ten therapists stretch clients out on comfortable massage beds and cast a long list of lightning-charged spells to induce relaxation. Repose in daydreamy reveries during a therapeutic massage, which uses deep-tissue techniques to deactivate trigger points in muscles, increase blood flow, and remove toxins. Or, opt for a Swedish massage, which works the soft body tissues with long, flowing effleurages, tapotements, frictions, and vibrations to relieve pain, stiffness, and stress caused by scaling thousands of candied fish for yesterday’s office party.
Highlighted by a black-and-white color scheme, high ceilings, and exposed ductwork, Erika Taylor Urban Spa’s industrial aesthetic stands in contrast to its botanically based spa treatments. And though the skincare and massage services involve plant-based emollients, they also leverage cutting-edge techniques and technologies. For instance, HydraFacials resurface skin and deliver an intense dose of moisture via an instrument that loosens and lifts away dull skin cells by creating a vortex. Hair and nail treatments round out the service menu, helping clients become beautiful from head to dewclaw.
Nicci Debro Spa's stylists spruce and fortify manes by animating recipes for personalized ’do services. Clients discuss their ideal head-topping before submitting locks to practiced fingers for a shampoo, style, and friendship-belt-weaving demonstration. A Moroccan-oil treatment then polishes fibers to an eye-drawing shine, rendering snarls more manageable and adding pluck to wilted tresses. The oil also nourishes hair damaged by past applications of color or rough styling, permitting strengthened braids to enter shot-putting tournaments. For a refreshing change of shade, Nicci Debro Spa can dye coiffures in a patron's chosen hue.
Tan Pro USA has been compensating for the less-than-ideal latitudinal coordinates of Ohio since 1998. It was then that they opened their first tanning outpost furnished with 30 UV beds, and they have since expanded operations to 43 stores throughout the state. They stock each location with ample tanning units, rendering appointments an archaic formality equivalent to gifting a sheep to your defense lawyer. After customers stroll in, they can slide into an Ergoline 1100, which boasts four ultra-performance facial tanners and two high-pressure shoulder tanners. Staffers advise which lotions enhance traditional tanning results along with explaining the benefits of the UV-free VersaSpa spray-tan booths. Harnessing infrared heat, VersaSpa booths impart a glow to entire physiques or targeted trouble areas, such as the inside of the armpits.
Moroccanoil, Design Essentials, and Kenra hair products help Voda Hair Design’s stylists revamp their clients’ manes. They work inside the shabby-chic salon, where vintage brick walls are dotted with with whimsical paintings in bright blues, oranges, and reds. Industrial-looking workstations host men and women during anything from simple haircuts to fancy updos with cascading curls.