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.
At Spoiled Spa and Salon, the path to beauty weaves through a landscape studded with massage tables, private pedicure stations with cuddler recliners, and a steam room. Clients can recline and let a massage therapist pore over them with deep-tissue techniques or hot stones, then surrender any remaining stress or stiffness during a Dead Sea–mud wrap, followed by a Vichy shower and body butter. After shampooing locks, stylists revamp tired styles with trendy cuts, multidimensional color, and Remy extensions made from 100% human hair—which can last up to three times longer than traditional extensions. Since opening, Spoiled Spa and Salon has demonstrated its commitment to the local community by annually participating in events such as CAMEO and Race for the Cure. Additionally, the salon's interior tips its hat to area talent. Local art and one-of-a-kind goods add character to the space, and the custom styling stations and signage owe their craftsmanship to local carpenters and print shops.
As a teenage survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma, owner and licensed aesthetician Amber Henson believes that a healthy skincare regime is just as important as a healthy diet and exercise. To that end, she provides complimentary makeup lessons to any clients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation and addresses her customers' skin concerns with organic and clinical treatments. Her facials can alleviate the signs of aging and acne, and her peels with organic fruit and microscopic subscription cards increase cell renewal. Amber’s care for skin starts from the follicle up, as she also offers waxing services for men and women.
Threading specialist Tara Lee sets her follicle-eradicating gaze on brows, sideburns, necks, and cheeks using a traditional hair-removal technique that has been practiced for hundreds of years. In sessions lasting about 30 minutes, she works a twisted cotton thread across bristly areas to whisk away unwanted hairs and save clients from the discomfort and wasted candles associated with traditional waxing. Customers may opt for a one-time treatment, or they can choose three-month membership packages that include an unlimited number of visits.
At Corona Hair and Skin Clinic, certified and trained staff members use lasers to cleanse, correct, and beautify the skin. Focused beams of light help erase tattoos, denude body hair, and treat acne or the appearance of fine lines. As a board certified physician, Dr. Ryan Tavakolli works with patients to counteract hair loss through a variety of treatment plans including oral mediation, low-level laser therapy or surgery.
The aestheticians at Waxing By Alisha take aim at unwanted hair using warm strips of wax, designed for sensitive skin. Their all-natural wax—blended with rosemary essential oil—uproots hair, leaving skin smooth for up to six weeks. They'll wax any surface, from the chest and stomach to the lip, chin, and sides of the face, in addition to Brazilian and bikini waxing.