Epiphany: an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure. Every day is an epiphany for owner Karla Headley, who wakes to find that her salon dream is a reality. Her space is modern and chic, with elegant wall sconces casting a buttery glow on vertically striped gray walls. At individual styling stations, Karla’s skilled hairdressers shape styles with scissor and color tresses with Pureology and Redken products. The services are diverse, ranging from signature Brazilian-blowout treatments to private waxing sessions for upper lips, eyebrows, and earlobes. Epiphany stylists also braid love into the community with their Uplifting Spirits Project, offering free haircuts to organizations in need.
The pros at Emma’s Spa wield a single piece of cotton thread with the same grace as people did during ancient times, quickly removing unwanted hair on upper lips, chins, or brows. Other services offered at the spa aren’t as old as threading, but still pamper patrons all the same. Facials gently scrap away dull skin and massages keep cranky muscles at bay. They experts also dispense manicures that leave all eleven fingers extra sparkly.
When clients want to brighten their hair, Uniquely You Hair Design's stylists know to reach for their Paul Mitchell products. The Color service leaves 'dos with natural-looking hues, while the 27 intermixable colors of Shines add new shades within 20 minutes. For texture, the Uniquely You team prefers GKhair's hair-taming formulas, which can reduce frizz for up to five months, or The Best service, a GKhair treatment that uses Juvexin to thoroughly condition stiff strands. Besides focusing on hair's color and touch, the stylists offer services ranging from cuts and styles to facial waxing and manicures.
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.
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.