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.
The stylists and aestheticians at Bella Bronze 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.
The stylists and cosmetologists at Studio CEO travel the country attending seminars and trade shows to stay on top of industry trends, a practice that helped the studio to earn nominations for best hair salon and hair color on Fox 8's Hot List. The studio arms its staff with products from top brands, as stylists transform 'dos with Paul Mitchell hair color, and techs spruce up paws with OPI's and CND's UV-cured Shellac. The salon and spa also carries hair-centric brands ranging from Moroccanoil and Bumble and bumble to Keratin Complex by Coppola, so that clients don?t have to maintain shiny locks by sticking their heads under automatic shoe buffers.
Jackie Wilson is a perfectionist, a benefit to her clients at Leia' Love Hair & Nail Salon. The Paul Mitchell?trained stylist specializes in precisely coloring and cutting manes. She also expertly applies elongating extensions and ensures all coils are in place when crafting elegant updos. In addition to hair services, she meticulously trims, files, and buffs digits during mani-pedis and shapes brows with warm wax.
Nail tech Yonnie has spent five years beautifying her clients' hands and feet. Over that time, she's elevated her cuticle trimming and nail-shaping services to something of an art form. She offers both manicures and pedicures, painting on a selection from more than 100 shades of OPI polish. Customers can also opt for add-ons such as classic french tips, which Yonnie applies with a confident hand.
At Beauty Oasis, clients are guaranteed to be the center of attention. That's because the cozy salon is designed to service just one guest at a time. So there's no crowded salon to worry about or magazines to pretend to read. When clients arrive, stylist Kathy Alali is ready to pamper them with haircare and skincare services. Nonetheless, the salon still offers complimentary WiFi.