Paula Ivins Kingston, a styling veteran of 25 years whose coif creations have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and Allure, guides Lucid's Aveda-savvy tress tamers in sculpting personalized, contemporary manes. Stylists invigorate black-and-white follicles with kaleidoscopic infusions of all-over color ($50+) or ribbons of highlighting hues ($50+). Obtain deftly trimmed and decorated digits with a spa manicure ($32) or pedicure ($60) before bathing hair in a blow-dry's balmy waves ($25+) to achieve the slickness of an ocelot wearing sunglasses. Guests can achieve complete aesthetic harmony by pairing pruned head topiaries with professionally arched eyebrows ($18+ for waxing). Visage artists can unearth natural radiance with a sheen of makeup ($35) or introduce clients and beginner mimes to face-embellishing basics during an instructional session ($50).
Pampering is at the heart of Becoming Mom Pregnancy Spa & Imaging Center. When the center's founder came upon 3D and 4D ultrasounds, she was searching for a way to help expectant parents bond even more deeply with their babies and therefore become more invested in fostering positive development. The technology that ended up becoming the cornerstone of her business allowed parents to see a high-definition image of their growing baby's face instead of just a fuzzy blob that only doctors and Rorschach specialists could understand. But then she went one step further. She began tending to both the emotional and physical needs of mothers-to-be by offering prenatal massages and luxurious pedicures.
While the hearts, minds, and bodies of expectant mothers may be the central focus at Becoming Mom Pregnancy Spa & Imaging Center, the spa offers an additional source of comfort?retail therapy. The Becoming Mom Boutique outfits patrons with chic maternity wear, nursing fashions, parenting essentials, and discomfort-fighting goodies such as B-Natal pops, which help ease morning sickness.
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.
Dermatology & Skin Care Associates' dedicated aesthetician refurnishes clients' faces with soothing facials and gentle chemical peels. Epidermal experts customize each one-hour relaxation facial according to skin type, the patron's needs, and each pore's astrological sign. Wielding handpicked SkinMedica products, the professional mug refresher cleanses the face and the neck before exfoliating and massaging each area, aiming to leave skin rejuvenated and clients well rested. With the optional Illuminize peel, aestheticians conjure smooth skin to the surface from out of a silky, youthful hat. Employing gentle acidic formulas and natural ingredients such as bark extract, the peel can tighten the visage, reduce the effects of sun damage, wrinkles, and fine lines, and improve mild hyperpigmentation by doling out a snack and a nap to overactive skin tones.
Bird Chiropractic provides comprehensive conservative therapy to relieve pain, restore functional mobility and allow the body to perform at its optimal state. This is achieved through the use of therapies including manipulation or adjustment, massage therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and patient education.
At Wellness Journey, licensed massage therapist Renee Anderson doesn't just treat aches and pains. She focuses on each client's overall wellness with nutritional counseling and stress management, in addition to her bodywork. She specializes in neuromuscular therapy, a technique that strives to identify sources of pain before honing in on those areas with precise, detailed massage strokes. During lymphatic drainage massages, she helps speed up the body's ability to remove toxins, excess fluids, and infectious pop songs that are stuck in its head. As a certified Rossiter coach, Renee relaxes the body's connective tissues with active stretches, which can improve flexibility and relieve soreness. To supplement bodywork, Wellness Journey also offers Pilates classes designed to increase muscle strength and flexibility.