The trained tress-tamers at Salon Lofts know how to snip, dye, and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Specialists can expertly install partial weaves ($85), add accent color to colloquial coiffures ($65+), and strap in shine with a super-shine gloss treatment seatbelt ($45+). Or opt for nail services and enjoy expertly manicured finger lawns and toe topiaries ($40+ for a spa manicure and pedicure) (services and prices may vary by location). Call ahead or go online to schedule your appointment.
It isn't every day that a licensed massage therapist gets to work during a rock concert. Jasmine McKenzie had just that opportunity when she gave much-needed kneads to performing artists and crew members at the Rock on the Range music festival. She's also accustomed to the refined ambiance at the Scioto Country Club, where she previously practiced techniques ranging from deep-tissue and hot-stone massage to neuromuscular therapy and pregnancy massage.
Between her experience and education?a bachelor's degree in health and wellness and training at the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage?Jasmine's talents have brought her many unique client experiences. Now at her own practice, she continues to wield her massage talents against ailments such as back pain and injuries caused by athletic exertion or fist bumps that have gone horribly wrong.
For more than 28 years, stylist Luann Albert has helped clients—including three former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterbacks—get ready for getting seen. Her crack-team of 12 stylists and cosmetologists operate out of a homey studio, full of throw rugs, curio cabinets, and hardwood floors with absolutely no telltale hearts beneath them. Luann cuts and styles hair, but also levels up manes with keratin smoothing sessions and permanent-wave treatments.
Within private and semiprivate rooms, staffers rejuvenate the non-scalp parts of clients with four facials that use Bioelements products, five nail services, and a range of massages, such as the deep-tissue, hot-stone, or less-practiced heavy-boulder massage developed at the Wile E. Coyote School of Beauty.:m]]
Consider Kelli Roberts's styling chair at HareFlare14 an intersection of nationwide trends and personal goals. The 15-year master stylist and John Paul Mitchell National Color Educator regularly attends seminars to glean a picture of the latest trends and styles, but also takes time with each client to listen to their desires and determine how to tailor a look to fit with their facial features and lifestyle. Kelli can achieve classic as well as cutting-edge styles, a talent that she flaunts in each of her haircuts, coloring treatments, and keratin smoothing treatments. Women prepping for a wedding, attending a special event, or getting really competitive about school picture day can also benefit from her formal styling prowess.
Cynthia Schoettlin, a nail technician at Jacobsen's Skin & Body Care, keeps fingernails and toenails looking well groomed with services that range from natural nailcare to long-lasting gel mani-pedis. After trimming cuticles and buffing calluses, she carefully applies polish by brands such as OPI, Gelish, and Zoya. She also offers pampering spa treatments such as sea-salt scrubs and herbal foot soaks.
The familiar, green leaves of the shamrock adorn the reception desk and wall inside Shamrock Salon's waiting room, but luck has nothing to do with the salon's success. The real reason for it is that each of the stylists and aestheticians that work here has a unique skill set. They include the likes of Meleka Jolliff, who administers spray tans, and Sara Thompson, who sculpts nails. Nearby, Julie Hyde snips and colors new styles for both men and women. Although they're all independent contractors, the experts can team up during bridal services and makeover parties, combining their abilities like the X-Men during their weekly group hug.