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.
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 10 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.
With its tranquil tones and modern accents, Sweetwater Salon & Day Spa is the perfect place for clients to relax. The beauty team's services are relaxing and extensive. The stylists offer chic cuts, highlights, and perms, and nail technicians pamper digits with mani-pedis. In addition, massage therapists assuage aches and pains with soothing strokes. Sweetwater also provides clients with White Blitz whitening treatments to brighten smiles and FIT Bodywraps to help increase blood flow, rid toxins and slim physiques.
It isn't every day that a licensed massage therapist gets to work during a rock concert. Jasmine McKenzie had just that opportunity when she gave much-needed kneads to performing artists and crew members at the Rock on the Range music festival. She's also accustomed to the refined ambiance at the Scioto Country Club, where she previously practiced techniques ranging from deep-tissue and hot-stone massage to neuromuscular therapy and pregnancy massage.
Between her experience and education?a bachelor's degree in health and wellness and training at the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage?Jasmine's talents have brought her many unique client experiences. Now at her own practice, she continues to wield her massage talents against ailments such as back pain and injuries caused by athletic exertion or fist bumps that have gone horribly wrong.
Consider Kelli Roberts's styling chair at HareFlare14 an intersection of nationwide trends and personal goals. The 15-year master stylist and John Paul Mitchell National Color Educator regularly attends seminars to glean a picture of the latest trends and styles, but also takes time with each client to listen to their desires and determine how to tailor a look to fit with their facial features and lifestyle. Kelli can achieve classic as well as cutting-edge styles, a talent that she flaunts in each of her haircuts, coloring treatments, and keratin smoothing treatments. Women prepping for a wedding, attending a special event, or getting really competitive about school picture day can also benefit from her formal styling prowess.
Most popular service: Pedicures and gel manicures
Brands Used: Gelish, Shellace, Ciucco, OPI, Morgan Taylor
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Parking is most accessible in the back of building.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
My passion for the hair and nails started when I was 14. My mom told me when I was younger that to get married I had to learn how to cook, clean, cut hair, and do my own nails. Once I started learning, I couldn't stop.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I'm a color specialist, master stylist, and a natural nail technician.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
I love pedicures! You only get one set of nails, so you have to treat them well.