Mike Davis has always been about giving people chances. As a juvenile correction specialist, he worked with young offenders to educate them and, ultimately, give them more opportunities in their future then they had in their pasts. Though he switched careers to hair styling, Mike still likes to give new stylists a chance to perfect their trade in his salon. One of those stylists is Tiffani, a young woman who specializes in hair styling. She says her signature service is the silk press, a time-consuming hair straightening treatment that lets locks flow more naturally and lasts longer than other methods. Though performing a silk press can be tedious, Tiffani enjoys doing it just to see her clients walk out the door as "happy, satisfied customers."
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Sew ins, Silk press and Wraps
Brands Used: Design Essentials, Vitale, Mizani and Narobi
A lot has changed in the nail industry since the days of flaky polish and gas-powered clippers. That's why expert tech Marilyn Harrison vows to always be on the fringe of the latest trends in professional nailcare. In the comfort of her private Nailz by Mare suite, she can outfit claws with a simple coat of polish, or lavish a full spa package upon guests with a mani-pedi, brow waxing, and an invigorating facial treatment.
Tammie—of Nails by Tammie at Axis Hair Design—believes in nail health, which is why she offers a variety of services and treatments, including aqua-therapy salt soaks and coats of nail strengthener. Tammie finishes off treatments with polish from OPI, Essie, China Glaze, or long-lasting CND Shellac.
Relaxing music, a beverage bar, and walls painted in soothing tones jostle for the attention of clients as they walk through the doors of Sassi Nails Salon. At a pedicure or manicure workstation, technicians render nail treatments including shellac manicures, spa pedicures, and polish changes. The Sassi team pays particular attention to sanitization, holding themselves to the strict standards of the Ohio State board and the world’s most scrupulous mother-in-law—Harry Potter’s aunt, who they actually have on staff.
The staff of Chi Energy Spa take a holistic approach to nail- and skincare, providing each client with complimentary consultations and showering them with one-on-one attention and personalized advice. During facials, aestheticians cleanse pores of dirt, oil, and all traces of competitive pie-eating, then give clients skin-type specific tips for at-home care. Facial and body waxing services smooth skin and give patrons perfectly arched brows to complement their face shapes. Chi Energy Spa’s nail technicians pamper fingers and toes with softening paraffin dips and colorful layers of OPI and chip-resistant CND Shellac UV3 nail polish. Massage therapists ease muscle tension with relaxation massages, which are followed by an accompanying foot soak to refresh feet sore from always being on-the-go or from walking to work atop hot coals.
The nails artists at Polished Nails do much more than paint nails. They layer on hues and dream up bold designs that often incorporate everything from glitter polish to faux crystals to scratch-n-sniff lacquer. But the team doesn't just seek to dazzle clients with their artistic whims?they also seek to help customers relax. Plush pedicure chairs pull double duty by massaging backs while feet luxuriate in soothing soaks and technicians clip, file, and buff keratin sheets back to health.