At Shear Madness stylist Mary Magnusson understands that staying fashionable is a full-time job. Located inside The Shag Hair Studio, she brings experience gained during the eight years she spent honing her skills as a hairdresser and make-up artist. Whether she's practicing cut and color techniques approved by the trainers at industry giants such as Redken and Paul Mitchell, or working with cutting-edge cosmetics from Lancome or Estee Lauder, she always keeps one eye on the latest trends to make sure that her looks stay current. Each appointment unfolds as a collaboration, with Mary helping clients craft a more breatheable haircut, or copy a makeup look that they saw at their nightly trip to a kabuki theatre. In addition to individual clients, Mary also helps wedding parties look their best with hair and makeup packages for everyone from the bride and groom to the flower girl.
The owner of Bella Capelli Salone & Day Spa, Karla, has been a stylist since the mid-1980s. Every day she strives to surround her clients with a warm, welcoming environment. She has some help, of course, starting with the salon itself. Housed in a restored home, the space charms with dark, rustic wooden floors and vintage-inspired furniture. Prior to spa treatments such as full-body massages or deep-cleansing facials, guests can soak in the studio’s claw-foot tub inside a softly lit room for utmost relaxation. From there, they can head to one of the home's private spa areas, or perhaps make their way to the salon for haircuts or color treatments. A nail technician works nearby, performing manicures and pedicures ranging from express treatments to massage-fueled signature escapes.
Inside this full-service nail and body spa, owner Samra Shree helps clients manage the health and beauty of their skin by providing everything from airbrush tanning to permanent makeup. A graduate of the Ohio State School of Cosmetology, she helps strengthen and renew skin using crystal-free microdermabrasion, and swaddles bodies in detoxifying wraps to help them shed inches and empathize with moths. Manicures and pedicures are a house specialty, and those looking for more detailed body art can inquire about the spa's temporary airbrush tattoos.
Bronze Tan Studios' high-quality beds, spray-tan booths, and a professional staff help transform sallow skin into burnished bodies. Shade shifters will appreciate a month of Gold Club tanning with their choice of three different bed styles. Extra-pallid novices and 19th-century horror writers can build up their base tans with the Ultra Bed, which features three facial tanners and full-body cooling fans. The Booster Bed provides time-crunched tanners with color upgrades in only 10 minutes, allowing them to quickly get back to evading police manhunts. Stand-up tanners, meanwhile, can darken their dermises while honing their observational humor in the no-contact Sundazzler while a high-performance dual-speed body fan alleviates flop sweat.
Candace Lee-Staples dedicates her studio to the holistic practice of massage, embracing its therapeutic and relaxation-inducing benefits by offering an assortment of modalities. She and her team of therapists host consultations with each client beforehand, gathering details to plan personalized sessions. With the Swedish modality, they'll gently relieve pent-up stress and induce an inexplicable fondness for lingonberries, while targeting chronic back pains during deep-tissue and myofascial massages. They also offer sole-soothing reflexology treatments designed to cultivate total-body wellness.
Floor-to-ceiling windows let ample sunlight into Prestige Hair Design, where it bounces off the gleaming hardwood floors and framed mirrors at every workstation. The cheery atmosphere serves as the creative outlet for staff wielding scissors, bowls of hair dye, and nail-polish brushes. Stylists create cutting-edge hairstyles and add in pops of color from golden highlights to deep-purple strands. The staff also displays their talent in performing mani-pedis, massages, and facials.
Spa owners Lisa Jordan and Jami Morone have transported their own slice of the tropics to Ohio. The Cove Wellness Spa was inspired by their vacation to Hawaii, which they took after graduating from aesthetics school together. While there, they sought a secluded beach spot that would shield them from the islands' bustling tourists and heat-seeking coconuts. The cove that they found fulfilled their desire for total serenity and also sparked the idea for the spa they would manage on their return to the mainland.
Today, Lisa and Jami try to recapture the feeling of ultimate leisure that overtook them in their Hawaiian haven. They typically greet guests at the spa's doors, ushering them into a familial fold of clients. Their treatments range from body wraps to tanning, with waxing for men and women and facials that draw from nature with ingredients such as pumpkin, berries, and chocolate.