The name Facelogic offers a pretty transparent description of the spa’s intentions: treating facial skin issues in the most logical manner. The staff of skin experts relies on customizable and organically fueled facials that get their skin-healing power from vitamins, minerals, and trace elements to combat everything from acne to dry patches. The team of aestheticians can blast away skin problems ranging from acne to acne scars to clogged pores with microdermabrasion treatments, and they can whisk away unwanted hair and shape eyebrows with a bowl of warm wax or a stencil.
Maria Rondonuwu has been a licensed medical esthetician for the past 12 years and is equally adept as a makeup artist and a hairstylist. She applies makeup and styles updos for special occasions such as weddings and photo shoots, and she also teaches clients how to expertly apply makeup themselves, including eyeliner, lipstick, and game-day face paint. In addition to her make-up and hair services, Maria offers a variety of spa treatments as well. A variety of facials, including microdermabrasions, microcurrent facials, and chemical peels work to eliminate dead skin and improve skin tone, while waxing services remove unwanted hair.
Exsalonce Hair Studio owner Mara Romero believes in the power of continuing education. She stays at the cutting edge of the hairstyling world by learning the newest techniques and trends and encouraging her team of expert stylists to do the same. Together, they offer a variety of services such as coloring hair in the popular ombre style, applying feather extensions, or taming frizzing hair with Brazilian blowouts.
The stylists, skin soothers, massage therapists, and nail and makeup artists at Lavish Salon and Day Spa have seen their fair share of media buzz. So has owner, master stylist, and senior Goldwell hair-color educator Samantha Murguia, whose color-correction skills found themselves under the spotlight on ModernSalon.com. In 2010, OCFamily.com editor Susan Belknapp blogged that not only was her Brazilian Blowout with Murguia "a relaxing, fast-moving treatment," but also that she found the result to be "fantastic." Murguia and her team have also been featured multiple times in Inland Empire Magazine and, in 2011, graced CBS’s list of LA’s Best Blow-Drys.
Perhaps the high praise is a result of the expertise with which Murguia's crew performs their services. Or perhaps it’s the fact that they keep a close eye on the latest youthful trends. The staff includes a teen blogger who has her finger on the pulse of the beauty industry, and the salon has been accepting donations of gently used dresses, shoes, and accessories to help girls attend the prom in style. They have even offered teen makeup tutorials that explain how to complement natural facial features and use a smartphone’s blush-administering app.
AJ’s Spa Millennium has more than its extensive menu of services to thank for being named one of Fox 8's top 20 Cleveland-area day spas in 2010. The all-purpose salon and spa earned that distinction due in large part to its dedicated team of beauticians. Though they wield their scissors, brushes, and facial scrubs as effectively as anyone, the beauticians share an even more important skill: they know how to strike a perfect balance between their own input and their clients’ individual preferences.
Skilled stylists utilize relaxers and Nioxin hair-strengthening treatments to reinvent 'dos, and aestheticians keep waxing treatments thankfully brief—full Brazilians clock in at an average of only 15 minutes. But they take their time administering 1 of 15 facials, allowing clients to relax under specialty masks infused with seaweed and nourishing minerals. The spa's new collection of aromatherapy scents—which includes champagne and rose, wild honey, and grandpa—soothes the senses during massages, scrubs, and mani-pedis.
Lookfine Threading and Beauty Salon's Upland beauty professionals vanquish blemishes with contemporary techniques, including electrical microcurrent treatments and diamond-tip microdermabrasion, as well as a passion for threading, the ancient art of sculpting eyebrows into shapely arches with a cotton strand. Meanwhile, the graceful curlicues and camouflaged exam answers characteristic of henna tattoos temporarily infuse complexions with a fresh aesthetic.