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 more than 20 years, John and Stacy DiJulius have been improving their John Robert's Spa brand and opening up locations throughout the Cleveland area, most recently with their newest outpost in Strongsville. And it's no wonder their brand is so popular?even when you're not in the spa it feels like you're getting a spa treatment.
Haircuts include a scalp, hand, and arm massage, a mini facial treatment, and a mini makeup touchup; pedicures can incorporate an exfoliating sugar scrub and hot-towel wrap. And when you retire to the actual spa, you can choose from services that range from Aveda's signature Caribbean-therapy body treatment to microdermabrasion to spray tanning.
Those who frequent John Robert's can enroll in a VIP rewards program and feel great about the salon giving back to charities including Rainbow Babies and Flashes of Hope.
The stylists and aestheticians at Bella Bronze Hair Salon and Tanning Studios strive to create a friendly, upbeat environment for clients who drop in for transformative beauty jaunts. Hair gets a time-out as stylists deftly cut or color it, drawing on their continuing education in the latest techniques as they transform coiffures to clients’ specifications. A nail technician stains talons with salon-caliber acrylics or OPI gels and other services to keep hands looking their best. The salon’s facials and peels rejuvenate all types of skin, which can also darken to a sun-kissed bronze in onsite tanning beds from brands such as Ergoline and Wolff. The SolarForce booth lets guests stay upright while gilding, and VersaSpa spray tanning evades both UV rays and beaches’ suit-snatching tidal waves while turning limbs a glowing copper.
Within Sola Salon, Aesthetic Studio aesthetician Lea Smith delivers targeted facial treatments. They include services that aim to minimize signs of aging, cleanse deep within pores, or control breakouts. In addition to administering the six signature facials—which range from 30 to 90 minutes in length—Lea exiles fuzz with nearly 20 waxing options and tints brows and eyelashes for natural looks that shave time off morning makeup routines.
Carlitta's Day Spa offers a panoply of pampering services, from styling to skincare, from massages with organic oils to mani-pedis with Shellac polish. Staffers give preference to vegan and paraben- and gluten-free products in their treatments, drawing on a wide range of lines from renowned brands such as Paul Mitchell, CND, OPI, and Kenra. Carlitta's also considers itself a holistic-healing facility, offering such treatments as foot reflexology. Whatever the service, the day spa makes a point to suit the needs of every member of the family from couples massages for mom and dad to haircuts for the kids.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Medi-facial
Brands Used: Osmosis Pur Medical SkinCare & Akhassa Body Products
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The Osmosis medi-facials are customized for each clients skin conditions. Steam, warm towels, and a rejuvenating facial massage will help increase circulation and open the pores while replenishing the skin.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Calm music, candles, and a heated massage table make the experience very relaxing.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
I had a client who travels the world, gets facials regularly, and replied that my facial was the best by far, and it's more relaxing then a body massage.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Osmosis reverses aging through formulations that partner with the skin and body to create true transformation. Most skincare lines use acids or ingredients that create a limited, temporary effect but damage the skin in the process. Osmosis uses revolutionary, natural botanicals that empower the skin.