Acting as lash pioneers within Ohio, Botanica Organic Salon owner and veteran stylist Phyllis DiSalvo is one of the state's first Xtreme Lash stylists. Along with aesthetician Angela Chulack, they first rest clients on a comfortable massage table within Botanica's serene environment. Afterwards, they proceed to place a faux eyelash application onto clients' existing lashes, working to lengthen them to any desired length, width, or intensity. The salon's services eliminate the need to apply mascara every morning, and help clients do away with allergenic makeups, painful curlers, and damaging waterproof formulas.
The staff at Shannon Michael Salon, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, are not ones to learn through trial and error. Rather, they go through purposeful monthly training to stay apace of the latest trends and techniques. Haircuts and coloring from pro- and master-level stylists testify to the success of their mission, with results both elegant and cutting edge. The staff also deliver elaborate nail services, such as hot-stone manicures and peppermint foot masks with warm towels and hand and foot massages.
For the past two decades, hairstylist Pat Blake has worked at a variety of salons across Colorado and Ohio. Though working at those beauty havens sharpened her cutting and styling skills, the master colorist wasn’t yet fully content with her work’s potential. To that end, she now caters to clients' needs from her own business - Fringes - tucked within Sola Salon Studios. There, she gives each client her full attention while helping each one decide on a style. To create her classic and trendy coifs, Pat reaches for Aquage, Kenra, and Goldwell products and blends in face-framing highlights as well as perms. When not focused on hair treatments, she also refreshes faces with makeup applications and performs waxing services to help clean up bushy brows or gently remove cat whiskers that grew in overnight.
Danielle Goulis wears many hats. As the owner of Dani Leigh Hair Boutique, she invests in her clients' experiences from the moment they call to make an appointment until the second they walk out her door. As a stylist, she focuses on modern cuts and wields a host of skills that go beyond her shears to dyeing, highlighting, and up-dos worthy of wedding days. Her salon also gives full attention to skin with waxing services and airbrush tanning that looks so natural, the sun may clam it for its own handiwork.
Without proper maintenance, hair may grow rebellious and start a punk band to prove it. Luckily the skilled stylists at Reve' Salon keep hair in check with high-end products by Kenra, American Crew, and Paul Mitchell. Clients can request a classic wave with all-over color, flattering crewcut, or mod pixie cut with pastel highlights. The salon also offers other beautification services such as nail services and swift waxing to nix unwanted fuzz.
At The Beauty Lounge, owner Erin Blackston promotes an atmosphere of clean, angular cuts and time-honored sophistication. The former platform artist for Rusk International leads a staff that includes a former color educator for Framesi and a Redken educational artist, alongside other specialists who excel in everything from fusion hair extensions to straightening treatments by Pravana and Coppola. Aside from cuts, up-styles, and blowouts, the crew excels at gray coverage and far-out color combinations, making the salon a popular choice among Akron's boldest heads and aging clown population.