Amanda Kelly has been using her skills to bring out the best in her clients? looks for more than two decades. At Amanda Kelly Salon, she delivers strand-smoothing Brazilian Blowouts and elegant updos, among other services. Men and women turn to her for the latest cuts and color treatments, and her makeup talents have readied many a bride for her walk down the aisle. Amanda?s roster of regulars includes local celebrities, including wives of the Bengals and Reds players.
Nyria Acosta isn’t content to merely heal the body with her therapeutic massages. She also wants to grant her clients a reprieve from life’s daily stressors, be they morning traffic jams or bosses who write their memos in binary code. Nyria describes her bodywork as “soul-centered”—a claim she backs up with breathing techniques designed to calm the body, mind, and soul.
It’s no surprise that Nyria pays so much attention to the spiritual side of things. The skilled massage therapist honed many of her techniques at India's Ayurveda Training Institute before sharpening her technical skills at the Cincinnati School of Medical Massage. She draws on both experiences to pamper clients with deep-tissue, hot-stone, and restorative Pada Abhyanga massages. For a massage you likely won’t find anywhere else, try one of her aptly named prayerssages. During these special sessions, she enhances her strokes with the healing power of prayer.
The founder of Beyond Beauty Skin Care always knew she was interested in running a company. She helped her parents at their family business for 10 years before realizing there was still something missing, though. An aesthetic license, which she received in 2002, filled that gap. She could then work closely with people, helping them reach individual beauty goals. To help them towards those goals, she spent several years in a high-end spa learning techniques for combating the signs of age that occur naturally over the years. She can also bring to bear a combination of techniques, from alternative medicine to more traditional microdermabrasion, against acne, hyper pigmentation, and rosacea. Companies such as PCA, Skinceuticals, Obagi, Guinot, and others help equip her for this work.
At her studio, Anne Schuster, LMT's healing hands relieve clients' aches and pains. The massage therapist does so with deep-tissue, Swedish, and chair massages. To augment these massages, she offers full-body wraps, which include exfoliation and body muds. Using wellness massage as her cornerstone philosophy, Anne sees massage therapy as an important aspect in promoting overall wellness. With the belief that massages can relax, renew, and rejuvenate, Anne incorporates heated tables and music as she customizes each massage to clients' needs. Results include reduction of muscle tension and stiffness, relief of muscle spasms, increased flexibility, skin nourishment, posture improvement, and an overall increase in health and stress reduction.
Already a producer of 12 instructional videos and creator of two widely used types of weave, stylist Sharon cemented her claim to the title of weavemaster with 17 appearances on national television, including shows such as Ricki Lake, Jenny Jones, and Maury. The stylists she hires at Weavemaster's Transformations Salon have to pass her intense scrutiny and learn her patented weaving methods before they lay hand on hair, carrying on her high grooming standards. Her services range from a wide variety of weaves to full hair replacement, and she offers continuing education classes for aspiring stylists.
Servicing clients for more than 41 years, Identity Hair Salon and Spa's menu of services helps them create new aesthetic personas via French pedicures, braided hair extensions, or Latisse lash-growth treatments. Inside, Dr. Marie Meyers enhances appearances by performing a variety of beautification services, such as laser hair removal and IPL photofacials. The multi-faceted salon and spa attracts a range of clients, including men eager to evict renegade hairs encroaching on their backs. Alternatively, microdermabrasion, Botox, and facial fillers can transform faces that are on the run from a sinister cabal of stamp collectors.