At The Beauty Lounge, owner Erin Blackston promotes an atmosphere of clean, angular cuts and time-honored sophistication. The former platform artist for Rusk International leads a staff that includes a former color educator for Framesi and a Redken educational artist, alongside other specialists who excel in everything from fusion hair extensions to straightening treatments by Pravana and Coppola. Aside from cuts, up-styles, and blowouts, the crew excels at gray coverage and far-out color combinations, making the salon a popular choice among Akron's boldest heads and aging clown population.
Artistic prowess doesn't just appear overnight. It takes years of practice. That's why each of Dino Palmieri's salons, including the Dino Palmieri Salon & Spa, employs stylists dedicated to staying at the top of their games. The skilled stylists give each client one-on-one attention to ensure every hair service comes as close to the client's vision as possible. The stylists add depth to hair with highlights, smooth rebellious strands with GKhair treatments, and apply expert perms to reshape hair's texture until each strand would turn Louis XIV green with baroque envy. That same level of personalized attention carries over into the salon's meticulous nail services, which clients can upgrade with moisturizing white-tea masks or herbal foot peels. Waxing sessions use body-safe Nufree botanical wax to keep skin calm and collected while hair says its goodbyes. Deep-cleansing Darphin facials can be infused with essential oils and plant ingredients such as orange blossom and licorice to relax clients and bring them closer to nature than sharing a hibernation den with their favorite grizzly family.
When Dr. John Neary isn’t editing textbooks, publishing articles, or lecturing worldwide, he’s performing restorative oral procedures at his medical center. He and fellow dental surgeon Dr. Matthew Pavlick helm a range of surgical operations, from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom-teeth removal to stuck-on wax-lip removal. The surgery center also houses a cosmetic branch, where doctors perform rhinoplasties, face lifts, and Botox injections as well as laser hair-removal and other non-invasive procedures.
The hairstyling industry is always developing new techniques, which is why stylist Drea Campbell finds it so important to stay up to speed with continuing-education courses. At Situation Hair & Nail Salon, she bestows her clients with flattering looks with a vast array of services, including cuts, quick weaves, keratin treatments, and colorings. She also extends her salon savvy south of the hairline with eyebrow waxes, makeup applications, and mani-pedis.
Baked in the Village’s chefs and bakers work daily to prepare a slate of breakfast and lunch items and fresh baked goods. Their menu includes a variety of sandwiches that boast innards such as chicken salad, roast beef, and ham and cheese on breads such as croissants, pretzel rolls, and cracked wheat. Breakfast plates pair eggs, pancakes, and bacon with hot chocolate, cappuccinos, and cake breads such as lemon poppy and banana nut.
The bronzing pros at Sinfully Good Body & Soul have figured a few things out about standup tanning. Not only does it let the body bask evenly in a 360-degree glow of UV rays, it prevents the tan lines and creases that lie-down tanning can cause. Additionally, upright booths prevent contact with the bed’s surface, so clients can be assured of a sanitary session, free from sweat droplets and shadow particles of past customers. The crew here also offers airbrush tanning for those looking for a UV-free look, and the salon’s top practices have earned it multiple nominations for Akron-Canton’s Hot List.