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.
With Posar? Salon built upon three essential r?s of salon and spa service?relax, revive, and replenish?experienced staffers wield a bounty of professional products as they seek to treat clientele like royalty. Those fundamentals emerge most clearly in Posare Salons' Pink Room, where patients undergoing cancer treatment enjoy complimentary salon services and can audition affordable wigs from Las Vegas Wigs. Throughout the rest of the salon, stylists and aestheticians perform an abundance of pampering treatments from spa pedicures to permanent eyelash extensions. The med-spa branch additionally clears epidermises of acne and wrinkles, dispenses flu shots to shield patients from severe sniffles, and supplies melancholic music suggestions for visitors with crippling disco fever.
A group of 40 people could form four viable baseball teams or the cast of a Broadway musical, but A Wild Hair's team of 40 aestheticians choose to focus solely on treating hair, nails, and skin. During facials, hair coloring or pedicures, staffers wield high-end products from brands such as Paul Mitchell or Moroccanoil. Treatments also extend to the eyelashes and eyebrows, with eyelash extensions that obviate the need for mascara or plastic eye covers.
Flawlace Beauty Boutique’s black-and-white paisley wallpaper and electric-pink walls leave clients assured of the salon’s flair for feminine beautification. Sheer white curtains envelop visitors ensconced in hairstyling nooks or seated, like flamingo royalty, on plush pedicure chairs, and cursive marquees mark the spot for private facials and spa treatments. Inside the boutique’s blushing confines, customers also find staff trained in expertly applying eyelash extensions, including brightly colored and crystal-adorned varieties.
Aesthetician Lehua Espinda leads J.A.K.K's Salon's team of body buffers to reshape clients' curves with FDA-approved Endermologie sessions. Upon arrival, Espinda provides the required body suits that clients slip on to prepare for the treatment or to discretely transform into vigilante crime-fighters. During the nonsurgical procedure, a pair of mechanized rollers massages top layers of fat as gentle suction helps to create a fold. Over the course of about one hour, this folding action stretches connective tissue to reduce the presence of cellulite and send extra inches to a home for misfit rulers. Patients often note optimal results after a series of 6–12 treatments, and sessions can be scheduled no less than one week apart.
In Jessica McCandless’s experience, the only way to get a great salon treatment is to start with a good conversation. She never underestimates the power of a thorough consultation, an unsurprising habit considering she has spent a good part of her 20-year career as an educator and technical specialist for Wella.
She has traveled the western United States teaching color theory to students, stylists, and even salon owners, and behind her own chair, she can often be overheard teaching clients the keys to at-home styling. She is obviously partial to color services, including highlights and corrective color, but she also specializes in fine-hair restoration and cutting trends.