A nominee of CityVoter's 2011 award for Best Day Spa, Pure Daily Bliss Day Spa houses a team of skillful aestheticians who assuage clients' skin conditions through a blend of holistic and med-spa treatments. Five massage modalities?including Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, sports, and combination?soothe generally tense or injured muscles, and microdermabrasion and specialized facials treat specific skin conditions and rearrange freckle constellations. Pores receive fruit and floral infusions from back scrubs, as well as from custom facials crafted with blueberry, pumpkin, and pomegranate. Waxing and spray-tanning services smooth and shade epidermises, enabling bodies to discreetly snorkel in penny-filled wishing wells.
Before Lisa Tolossa took over the reins of her beauty center and renamed it Doo It Up Salon, she was an employee for the previous owner. In the five years before she purchased the business, she perfected her skills as a hairstylist by learning Redken and Schwarzkopf coloring methods, studying Framesi cutting techniques, and earning certifications from Brazilian Blowout, Cadiveu, Keratin Complex, and Joico.
Today, Tolossa captains a roster of stylists who primp clients at the salon’s nine hair stations, one nail station, and two private rooms. Amidst deep-purple accents, corrugated-metal walls, and Craftsman tool chests filled with beauty supplies, the multitalented staff - including nail technician and mani-pedi expert Lynne Ho - crafts new looks with an array of services for nails, hair, and skin. They also sell products by Eufora, Moroccanoil, Brazilian Blowout, and American Crew, which can be used to style coiffures or lubricate a squeaky robotic arm.
The luxury spa mani-pedi could serve as an example of Krystal Nails and Spa's commitment to beauty and pampering. This lavish package includes essential oils, sea salt glow, cooling gel, a mask massage, and hot towel wraps, all in addition to the standard cuticle and nail grooming and polishing. There are several such treatments here that foster spruced-up nails and renewed spirits. And then there are the facials, which leave the skin soft to the touch and looking radiant and young.
Operating out of Definitions Salon & Spa, stylist Riley Elrod commands the loyalty of her clients through the deft manipulation of everything from shears to coloring products. Of course, she doesn't revamp hair alone; she's aided by Definitions' well-stock selection of styling accoutrements, including potions from trusted names such as Keune, Kenra, and Wella.
The stylists, skin soothers, massage therapists, and nail and makeup artists at Lavish Hair Salon & Day Spa have seen their fair share of media buzz. So has owner, master stylist, and senior Goldwell hair-color educator Samantha Murguia, whose color-correction skills found themselves under the spotlight on ModernSalon.com. In 2010, OCFamily.com editor Susan Belknapp blogged that not only was her Brazilian Blowout with Murguia "a relaxing, fast-moving treatment," but also that she found the result to be "fantastic." Murguia and her team have also been featured multiple times in Inland Empire Magazine and, in 2011, graced CBS?s list of LA?s Best Blow-Drys.
Perhaps the high praise is a result of the expertise with which Murguia's crew performs their services. Or perhaps it?s the fact that they keep a close eye on the latest youthful trends. The staff includes a teen blogger who has her finger on the pulse of the beauty industry, and the salon has been accepting donations of gently used dresses, shoes, and accessories to help girls attend the prom in style. They have even offered teen makeup tutorials that explain how to complement natural facial features and use a smartphone?s blush-administering app.
AJ’s Spa Millennium has more than its extensive menu of services to thank for being named one of Fox 8's top 20 Cleveland-area day spas in 2010. The all-purpose salon and spa earned that distinction due in large part to its dedicated team of beauticians. Though they wield their scissors, brushes, and facial scrubs as effectively as anyone, the beauticians share an even more important skill: they know how to strike a perfect balance between their own input and their clients’ individual preferences.
Skilled stylists utilize relaxers and Nioxin hair-strengthening treatments to reinvent 'dos, and aestheticians keep waxing treatments thankfully brief—full Brazilians clock in at an average of only 15 minutes. But they take their time administering 1 of 15 facials, allowing clients to relax under specialty masks infused with seaweed and nourishing minerals. The spa's new collection of aromatherapy scents—which includes champagne and rose, wild honey, and grandpa—soothes the senses during massages, scrubs, and mani-pedis.