Master stylist and Paul Mitchell National Educator Peter Packard leads a team of other talented stylists at Peter Alfred Salon. Along with haircuts and color, the stylists beautify locks with texture-transforming services, such as keratin smoothing treatments, deep-conditioning sessions, and talk therapy from a real lion's mane. Mani-pedi services get a boost with a choice of Paul Mitchell products infused with lemon-sage, lavender-mint, or tea-tree extracts for soft, beautifully scented hands and feet.
DKM Salon & Spa's small crew of talented stylists glosses fingers and toes in polychromatic hues under the direction of the salon's experienced owner. Nail technicians buff and file nails and trim cuticles before glazing nails in a thin film of colorful polish. The three-step application builds a flawless varnish with base, color, and topcoat layers, cured under a UV lamp or high-wattage cell phone, that resist chips and smudges for two weeks. Manicure clients can enhance fingers' tapered elegance with an upgrade to a french Shellac ($5), while basic mani-pedis can be upgraded to Shellac for $15 per mani-pedi.
Ladies, gents, and kids can be found in the swivel chairs at Dimanti Salon's, getting their inaugural haircut, their color touched up, or their split ends snipped away. The stylists here keep their diverse clientele on-trend with a full menu of salon services, in addition to manicures, pedicures, and facials. Following a grand opening in June 2013, the salon staff stays busy painting nails, applying highlights, and conditioning dry locks.
Envy Salon's professional manicure mavens pamper and paint finger and toenails with a gentle touch and a razor's precision. A shellac manicure chases polish-chipping hooligans off fingernails' front lawns with a hardy gel-based nail varnish that forms a shiny protective seal around fingertip turrets. This hardy manicure lasts up to two weeks, minimizing nail-breakage accidents from working, driving, or thumb wars gone awry. Clients lounge in the salon's ultra-chic environment, letting the mellow earth-toned walls relax them as fingers and toes transform in front of elegantly framed mirrors. A hand and foot massage sheds stress and tames tension in the body's two most used limbs as toes take a break from stuffy shoes during a pedicure, soaking in the suds of professional-grade skincare products and debating the relative merits of toe socks.
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.
Aesthetics Etc. owner Ann Marie Ray strives to transform standard beauty services into relaxing sensory experiences. Her staff incorporates the flame-softened wax of collagen-infused candles into select massages, relies on brand-name gloProfessional products, and encourages clients to slip into cozy slippers and robes. Ann Marie's signature service is permanent-makeup application though, which is useful both for helping chemotherapy patients to aesthetically recover from the loss of their eyebrows or simply shortening a client’s daily face-prepping routine.
Before pursuing a career in makeup and skincare, Ann Marie spent seven years working a standard 9-to-5 job in finance. After years of persuasion and encouragement from her mother, a professional aesthetician, she left the corporate world and became a certified permanent-cosmetics specialist in 2002. Today, mother and daughter operate separate but noncompeting businesses, referring clients to one another for specific treatments or a second opinion on who left the milk out that one time in 1991.