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.
Permanent Perfection Permanent Cosmetics? licensed beauticians upgrade clients' appearances with classic and uncommon spa services. During therapeutic cupping treatments, staffers create small pockets of suction to gently increase lymphatic flow, reduce toxins, contour bodies, and ameliorate scarring. To mold shapelier frames, technicians swaddle guests with slimming body wraps or melt fat with ultrasound liposuction. In addition to body treatments, the clinic offers teeth-whitening, facials, and permanent-makeup applications. Permanent Perfection's techs can also remove tattoos by using advanced technology or traveling back in time and trapping your past self in a net.
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 experienced stylists at Lunatic Fringe Salon attend to the health and beauty of hair with an array of salon services. When guests arrive, they enter the lather lounge—a dimly lit, soundproof room with shampoo chairs that fit the body like a memory-foam glove. While soft meditation music plays, stylists spend fifteen minutes shampooing strands and massaging necks, hands, and arms. The entire process is followed up with a warm towel and a make-up retouch. In addition to creating a soothing and tranquil experience, stylists crop coiffures, gild tresses, and wax brows while teaching their clients how to recreate their new 'dos at home or in a courtroom reenactment.
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.