Though their talents are as diverse as their tools—which include products from Bumble and bumble, Wella, OPI, and Dermalogica—the stylists and beauty experts at SalonBlu share a single mission: to enhance their clients’ natural beauty. The expert stylists customize cuts for heads all shapes and sizes and add luster to hair with infusions of proteins culled from plants and sustainably harvested granola bars. On the other side of the salon, skincare specialists beautify visages with facial treatments that range from peels to microdermabrasions and nail technicians brush on chip-resistant shellac polish and apply artificial nails. The full-service salon also hosts a team of massage therapists, that shoos away stress with five different modalities, including an express scalp massage and a more intensive chakra-balancing treatment.
SalonBlu permeates its studio space with royal-blue styling chairs, punctuated with blond woods, black-and-white photography, and a sleek, chrome coffee machine that keeps guests from falling asleep by telling riveting stories about its time as the personal coffeemaker to Gerald Ford.
At all 20 TNT Tanning locations throughout northeast Ohio, clients tan hides a healthy golden hue with the latest tanning beds and spray-tan booths. While at the salon, they can peruse shelves lined with skincare and tanning products such as bronzing powders, tanning lotions, and sunless sprays.
Harness the compliment-baiting powers of lustrous skin while avoiding vampire-loving Twihards. Glow Tan & Spa’s attentive staff is committed to making sure your needs are met during your visit. After only 10 to 15 minutes of application, you’ll enjoy a healthy, pleasant-smelling, streak-free glow. Glow Tan & Spa can also touch up sunburned areas, as well as any clown makeup that stubbornly refuses to fade. Unlike your roommate’s homemade miracle deodorant, the sugar cane–based spray dries quickly and lasts between 7 and 10 days.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand
out from the competition?
The services offered by our spa all fall under the category of THERAPY: Skin Care Therapy (facials and hair removal), Massage Therapy (Deep, Therapeutic, Relaxing, Stone), and Nail Therapy (Manicures, Pedicures, Shellac/Gel polish, overall Natural Nail Care). Our spa focuses on overall wellness of the body and believes that can be achieved through proper education as well as providing great service.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The inspiration to start this business came because the industry has become so obsessed with quantity versus quality. While we understand that time is precious and no minute should be "wasted," we strive to make sure that time spent in our spa is effective. Each client leaves with a better understanding of how to maintain the services they received in order to extend their service until we see them again. We pride ourselves on being able to eliminate the statement heard by so many clients: "no one ever told me that!" When you know better, you do, look, and feel better!
What do you love most about your job?
The thing that I love most about my job is hearing and seeing the client's reaction after their service! To know that they are not only happy with the service that was provided to them, but that they have proper at-home education and care to prolong the results that were achieved gives us the greatest joy. We want to keep our clients happy and coming back time and time again, and when that happens we know that we've done the job we oh so love!
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
The best reaction I've gotten from any customer is TRUST and LOYALTY! The clients who keep coming back because I don't necessarily tell them what they want to hear, but truly what they need to hear. They trust that I have their best interests at heart and that what I am telling them is going to provide them with nothing but success, whether it be with skin care, nail care, or massage therapy.
A dedicated team transforms drab hairdos and slathers freshly manicured nails in Shellac polish in The Beauty Boutique's relaxed, trendy space. Clients unwind in sleek brown salon chairs surrounded by lofted ceilings, wood floors, shimmering gold mirrors, and vintage-looking styling stations. Delicate chandeliers illuminate walls lined with exposed brick and sepia-toned portraits, which remind visitors of earlier eras in American history when the government had to ration colors.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular services: Haircut, hair color, and waxing
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell, Moroccanoil