With 45 combined years of tattooing experience, the artists at Tattoo Lounge Elyria can help clients turn their most imaginative ideas into distinctive skin art. Using vegan inks free of plastics or harmful ingredients, artist Ryan Carmichael decorate skin with floral designs, realistic portraits, or meticulous renderings of important text messages. Piercing specialist Danny Qualls creates openings for body jewelry without the use of constricting forceps, allowing flesh to heal more quickly. Extensive training in safety measures such as CPR, first aid, and infection control keeps all procedures as safe as crossing Sesame Street during rush hour.
For more than two decades, the stylists and aestheticians at Our Gang Hair and Nail Salon have aimed their talents at fingers, toes, and manes, upgrading clients' beauty with professional products and services. Licensed stylists continually hone their scissoring techniques, attending ongoing training from industry leaders and competitive topiary sculptors. Products by brands such as Matrix, Wella, Redken, and Schwarzkopf assist hair specialists as they reinvent the color and style of each coif, and tools by OPI, Creative, and Zoya help nail techs shine and file nail beds into perfect hospital corners.
The stylists and aestheticians at Head Quarters Salon and Spa cosset clients from head to toe with myriad luxurious hair and spa treatments. Like samurai, stylists at Head Quarters are classified in levels according to experience, education, and facility with a bo staff. Clients will spend up to two hours with either a Next Generation- or Designer-level stylist, who will rein in locks and clip away excess curls to achieve an elegant new ‘do. Upon completion of the fibrous hair art, naturally derived hair color and distilled sunlight assist the stylist in highlighting swaths of hair for maximum eye-catching appeal. Call ahead for an appointment.
The Comfort Zone Salon and Spa’s certified massage therapists knead tense frames during 30- and 60-minute therapeutic massages. Massage therapists combine deep-tissue pressure with soothing, relaxing movements in a good-cop, bad-cop routine that coaxes stress out of stubborn, stiff muscles. After a therapeutic massage, patrons will feel muscle tension and chronic pain flee from their bodies, allowing them to give pet grizzly bears piggyback rides with the greatest of ease.
With a nod to the environment, the stylists at Creative Hair Design strive to pull from natural products when snipping or coloring tresses. Serums from Moroccanoil and L’Anza also provide structure as stylists assemble strands into elegant updos. In addition to hair, the techs dote on digits with bright coats of OPI polish.
For more than a decade, The Kneaded Touch’s massage mavens have reduced pain, increased energy, and ameliorated anxiety with deft touches and expert techniques. Nestle into one of the studio's comfy beds for an hour-long Swedish massage, during which time stress will be scolded while muscles are tenderized by wise hands guided by topographical maps of Scandinavia. The facility’s clean, inviting rooms are stocked with plants and candles, making for a superbly serene atmosphere in which daily troubles dissolve.