Stephanie Saddler is the owner and chief nail technician of the coral- and pink-colored Butta Fingers Nail Studio, and she's been profiled by the likes of Fox 8, WKYC, and The Today Show for her talon talents. Nail magazines showcase her daring nail art, but Stephanie's customers can also opt for more demure mani-pedis. At her salon, technicians doll up vacant keratins with gels, polishes, and acrylics from the salon's own signature collection and popular brands such as OPI, Gelish, and CND. Sandal-ready piggies make their debut after a shaping, grooming, and exfoliation are performed as patrons perch atop plush whirlpool chairs between vibrant pops of pink. Staffers cater to adventuresome talons with Minx nails, sporting flashy designs that shrink into fingertip contours when heated or frightened by a sudden whiff of nail-polish remover.
Unlike some beauty professionals who divide their time between hair, skin, and nails, the technicians at Tammy’s focus solely on finger and toe tips to ensure hands and feet get the attention they deserve. Nails don new coats of color with traditional polish or Shellac, which provides better resilience when opening containers or scratching the backs of wooden friends. Feet plunge into a warm bath during pedicures, then enjoy relief from rough skin with scrubs and hydrating treatments, and hands can opt to take a plunge into a paraffin dip, emerging with skin that is softer and silkier.
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.
Candles flicker inside the marble fireplace, sending droplets of light into the colonial revival–style home, built in the 1920s, that houses Quintana’s Barber & Dream Spa. Hardwood floors and tan leather seating compose a warm color palette, and WiFi—installed by the ghost of the original architect—keeps busy guests connected. After appointment reminders land in their email inboxes, clients step into the earth-toned sanctuary for services ranging from basic mani-pedis and beard trims to all-day spa excursions. Guests pluck from a menu of massages, facials, waxing, and haircare, and such treatments are combined in packages for individuals and couples.
Quintana's soothing sanctuary doesn't just speak for itself. Patrons banded together to vote the salon into CityVoter's top five for Best Barber in 2009 and Best Manicure and Pedicure in 2009 and 2010. The spa's acclaim page also spotlights press recognition of Friendliest Staff, Best-Looking Storefront, and Most Helpful Combs.
Under the helm of skilled nail technician and owner Regina Kinsey, Polished Nail Salon’s staff grooms hands and feet with manicures and pedicures for women and men alike. Throughout the day, the salon’s experienced crew bustles about the space artfully positioning sculpted glass nails atop existing keratin beds and performing waterless manicures that gussy up hands without the hassles of coaxing each finger into a life jacket.
Clients walking into La Bella Delle Rose Salon might sense a warm, personal aesthetic shaping the styling studio, even if they don't know that the dark-wood reception desk was hand-built by the owner's father. Sherbet-colored walls backdrop ice-cream-themed decorations, a popcorn machine commingles with the coffeemaker in the waiting area, and a manicure station recalls a fortune-teller's table with its scarlet damask draping. While basking in Pureology hair treatments or being prepped for weddings and other landmark occasions, guests sit beneath studio lighting, which helps them tell stylists apart from IRS agents.