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.
It’s all about color at Prestige Nails & Tans, Inc.—you can give your skin a sun-kissed glow or get glossy hues for your fingernails. For the former, the salon has 12 European high-intensity tanning machines, which yield dark, natural tones that mimic a day at the beach or an apprenticeship as a campfire marshmallow.
For nail services, Prestige’s technicians utilize Tammy Taylor, OPI, and CND products. The result: perfectly manicured acrylic, Shellac, or natural nails. During European Touch spa pedicures, clients relax in Relaxor heated massage chairs while their feet indulge in a warm, soothing soak. Prestige’s nail techs can also turn their attention to children for birthday parties, which foreshadow the pampered luxury that comes with being an adult.
Master colorist, stylist, and makeup artist Alyssa Smith knows that a hairstyle is often the first thing people notice about someone. That’s why she takes special care to make sure each of her clients has a great one. Specializing in coloring hair, adding extensions, and smoothing hair with keratin treatments, she boasts a wide array of resources to make coifs look their finest. She also styles hair into formal updos for proms, weddings, and other special occasions.
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.
At Thrive Salon, Paul Mitchell products are the only commonality between the customized appointments. Everything else is based on the individual's personal style, whether they're looking for a chic cut or brightening highlights. Along with cutting and coloring hair, Thrive's stylist sculpt brides' locks into updos, texturize strands with permanent waves, and soften dry hair with Awapuhi KeraTriplex conditioning treatments.
Brands Used: Joico hair care
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Pro Tip: Comfortable experience; your desires will be met and you will not be rushed.