Most artists use a brush and paint. Michelle Como uses foils, shampoo, and dye. Sure, she's technically a stylist, but she treats each service as an artform. Michelle owns Pure Color Bar Salon, where she spends her days sculpting and coloring hair. In addition to color treatments and highlights, she specializes in keratin smoothing treatments to get rid of curls, frizz, and misplaced crazy straws. Her coworkers produce stunningly complex nail art, with stripes and swirls peppered with little gems fastened in place with adhesive.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: hair color
Brands Used: wella, keratin complex
At all 25 TNT Tanning locations throughout northeast Ohio, clients tan hides a healthy golden hue with the latest tanning beds and spray-tan booths. While at the salon, they can peruse shelves lined with skincare and tanning products such as bronzing powders, tanning lotions, and sunless sprays. To enhance the contouring tanning achieves, they can also swaddle themselves in a Fit body wrap designed to burn calories and reduce body fat.
Crush Salon and Spa's diverse services run the gamut from beauty to relaxation, including hot-stone massages, keratin straightening treatments, and a full-fledged spray-tan business. The staff cuts hair for women, men, and children, applies professional makeup, and rejuvenates complexions with deep-cleansing facials. In addition to these conventional salon services, Spray U Tan—located inside Crush—focuses exclusively on airbrush tanning, bronzing clients' bodies from head to toe, conjuring golden skin tones the way alchemists conjure excuses for why they seem to never actually turn anything into gold.
Melissa Davis is a stylist and master colorist working out of Salon Lofts. She encourages communication with her clients, which allows them to work together to fashion a hairdo that meets their image goals. Aside from cuts and color treatments, Davis offers Pureology deep-conditioning masks, glue-in hair extensions, and facial waxing.
The bronzing professionals at U Tan shade limbs to tropical hues with custom spray tans, four tanning beds, and a standup tanning unit. Patrons who opt for UV services can obey their whims or shoulder parrots and drop in at any time, availing themselves of the salon’s complimentary male/female deodorant, body spray, and bottled water. Those who opt for spray tans are encouraged to make an appointment. During each approximately 20-minute service, an airbrush technician spritzes the body with an even coat of bronzer that develops over several hours and lasts up to seven days. U Tan is open until 11 p.m. when school is in session, making it easy for patrons to achieve their desired hue, whether sun-kissed gold or well-roasted chestnut.
As an aesthetician, Natalie provides skincare and body-care services from inside her eponymous studio, Skin Care by Natalie, one of CityVoter's top day spas in Cleveland. Her deep-cleansing facials, glycolic peels, and soothing eye treatments keep complexions clear and healthy. Her specialities, however, are brow waxes and Brazilian waxes, which employ gentle Nufree wax to swiftly remove unwanted fuzz.