Get your hair ready for fish-teasing season with a haircut and style ($35+) from one of Salon Urbanity's innovative stylists, or artificially infuse a sun-kissed look into your 'do with full foil highlights ($70+). You can also freshen up for an upcoming passport photo with a microdermabrasion treatment ($120+). Salon Urbanity's skilled technician will peel away the years by exfoliating the top microlayer of facial skin, leaving it looking refreshed and young enough to earn double-profiles from airport security, and an indulgent French manicure ($22+) will spiff up sorry fingernails. And if your new career in plantain farming has made your muscles tense and tightened, opt for a relaxating relaxation massage ($60 for 60 minutes) and feel troubles melt away like a dropped ice-cream cone in the Sahara.
Recognized in CityBeat’s "Best of Cincinnati" feature two years in a row, Inner Peace coddles clients with soothing treatments for the body and mind. Spend an hour unwinding under the hands of a massage master during a full-body Swedish massage, which uses varying techniques to pressure stress into jumping out of the body and joining the circus. A hot-towel facial helps to spruce up visages and thaw out each mug’s polar regions, and a champagne-mimosa back and foot scrub buffs away body barnacles to prepare carcasses for bathtub regattas. Inner Peace is open until 9 p.m. during the week, making today’s Groupon ideal for frazzled work folk searching to de-tensify from a long, demanding day on the job.
Alba Beauty Studio?short for Andrea Lauren Beauty Associates? is a premier beauty studio that caters to a variety of clients aesthetic needs such as hair and make-up needs. The studio is also home to Cincy Style Bar which is located inside of Alba Beauty Studio. Most nicknames are well earned, and Cincy Style Bar's is no exception. Affectionately deemed "BPP"?blown, painted, and powdered? helps its clients achieve a polished and put-together look in approximately one hour. Makeup artists apply one of six signature looks ranging from "natural beauty," which amps up facial features without the noticeable appearance of cosmetics, to the enigmatic "mysterious beauty," which uses winged eyeliner to spark the attention of roving Hardy Boys. Makeup lessons help the Style Bar's clients replicate their fetching looks at home.
Full transformations continue in LadiesOnlySprayTanning? the tanning boutique. Catering exclusively to women, LOST strives to give each client an airbrushed tan that's free of streaks and lines. If that wasn't enough, blowouts, manicures, and false lashes round out the roster of services.
At Agada Healing Arts and Massage Therapy, whose name translates to “clearing the body of disease,” licensed therapist Micah Richey soothes weary limbs with a blend of ancient Ayurvedic and modern massage modalities. During a 60- or 90-minute customized massage, Micah can relax tense torsos with gliding Swedish strokes or loosen the back’s muscle knots and tangled marionette strings with a deep-tissue treatment. In addition, prenatal, postnatal, and fertility therapy dispels conception-, pregnancy-, and childbirth-related tensions with a variety of techniques and materials, including warm stones and oils.
For three decades, Steve Botuchis struggled with chronic neck and back pain. Finding no relief through traditional medicine, he eventually discovered massage techniques that helped him recover. Now, Steve helps others battle pain and find new levels of relaxation with a wide range of massage modalities and techniques as well as through ACMOS—a needle-free form of acupuncture that balances the body’s energy system.
Massage therapist Dan Lester’s soul-healing hands bring 17 years of therapeutic know-how to The Holistic Wellness Center’s slate of sinew-soothing rubdowns. Each 60-minute myofascial-release massage targets the client’s connective tissue, with Dan applying gentle, sustained pressure to stricken sinew in order to elongate the fascia, thus increasing range of motion, curbing chronic aches, and finally allowing clients to play the Y in “YMCA” dances.