A step inside Beauty Lane Salon & Tanning leads to an airy studio, where natural sunlight streams through windows to illuminate blond-wood floors, leather furnishings, and red accent walls. With this modern space for their inspiration, the stylists here transform their clients' hair through trendy cuts and bold applications of color—be it an all-over hue or the unexpected touch of bright blue feather extensions. Aestheticians, meanwhile, buff and polish nails to a new shine, and technicians oversee tanning sessions in stand-up airbrush booths and a UV tanning bed.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Amy Brenner, a board-certified ob-gyn, and her trained staff tend to patients with custom gynecology, weight-loss, and aesthetic services. Complimentary beverages, such as tea and bottled water, and free WiFi await patients who sit on plush waiting room chairs before a registered nurse leads them back to a private treatment room. Patient education systems flicker across flat-screen TVs as techs revitalize minds and bodies with advanced treatments from skin-smoothing microdermabrasions to the body-slenderizing Cornerstone Wellness weight-loss program. Dr. Brenner and crew aim to inform each patient about all their treatments options, while ensuring customers feel as welcome as a soldier in a Norman Rockwell painting.
A crew of beauty and spa experts scurry about Tufts of Hair Beauty Salon, cutting and styling hair, polishing nails, and massaging tired muscles. By customizing facials, the pros lavish individualized attention onto every complexion, whether it’s struggling with dryness and irritation or battling oiliness. Tanning services ensure that clients leave the studio sun-kissed and soft.