Nestled between street-level boutiques on the Square, the quaint Hyde Park Salon employs a staff of coif caretakers to revamp hairdos in its exposed-brick and Tiffany-box-blue sanctuary of style. The baseline cut-and-conditioning service transforms outmoded beehives into elegant styles, infusing individual strands with strength and luster. A color retouch preserves shimmering hues, and partial highlights crowns crowns with subtle contrast. Color treatments are performed with Aveda's full spectrum hair color system. This blend of organic botanical oil helps condition hair and delivers beautiful shine and vibrancy.
After working in salons for more than 16 years, Amy Valentour decided it was time to open her own—Valentour's Hair Boutique. She beautifies her guests with a variety of haircare, including cuts for men, women, and kids; color and highlights; and perms and styles. For her coloring services, Amy uses Framesi, an Italian creme color line. Along with haircare, she also provides facial waxing.
Sleek black-leather chairs and black-and-white accents work in fun contrast with High Maintenance Salon's vivid purple accents. Stylists here pride themselves on their friendly, personalized haircare services, which include smoothing relaxers, intricate braids, curly Wave Nouveau treatments, and lengthening sew-in weaves. Haircuts, color treatments, and waxing services are also available.
Seven years of salon experience infuse each 'do that Martha Doherty molds. Using products by TIGI, Kenra, and American Crew, she goes to work cutting, highlighting, and coloring hair. When she isn't crafting everyday looks or sculpting brows with wax, she creates formal updos for weddings, school dances, and philosophical debates.
Licensed massage therapist Deborah Hunter's massages are so revitalizing, they might make you want to take her everywhere you go. That was especially true for one client, who loved her treatments so much that she flew her out to Tuscany to provide massages for her house guests. This effect might be due to the fact that her skills in the art of bodywork combine with a natural intuition, thanks to her social-work experience. She uses that dual knowledge to ease customers' aches and knead away stress during Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. Fragrant aromatherapy oils bolster relaxation without attracting bees, and hot towels melt tension from muscles.
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The stylists at Mitchell's Salon & Day Spa have beautified Cincinnati-area clients for the past 30 years. During that time, the staff has grown to more than 400 employees across five locations. They've also garnered several press mentions, including their most recent victory in The Knot's Best of Weddings 2013. These accolades are all possible because of the meticulous care that the salon pours into both its posh ambiance and soothing treatments. Stylists perfect 'dos with haircuts and smoothing keratin treatments, and aestheticians perform antioxidant facials, which make the skin more resilient against hazards such as environmental damage and cheek-pinching aunts.