Everyone who visits Bella Donna Salon & Spa for hair services gets at least three treatments on the house: a scalp massage, a hand and arm massage, and an aromatic towel for their face. All those extra details are meant to make the experience a luxurious one.
The services themselves tend to have similarly extravagant touches. Inside the Aveda concept salon, stylists don't just trim and color; they also perform spiral perms and keratin-infused blow outs, which smooth the hair before shaping it into a celebrity's silhouette. Caribbean body treatment with a manicure and pedicure pampers the body with a seaweed mask and hot-stone massages incorporate sweet-smelling flower essences. The spa also offers Aveda facials, spray tans, and temporary Henna tattoos.
At all 20 TNT Tanning locations throughout northeast Ohio, clients tan hides a healthy golden hue with the latest tanning beds and spray-tan booths. While at the salon, they can peruse shelves lined with skincare and tanning products such as bronzing powders, tanning lotions, and sunless sprays.
Safire Rose’s full supply of beads includes glittering Swarovski crystals, strands of freshwater pearls ($5–$15), angelic crystal ($3.99–$7.99), black agate ($27.99), and seed beads that can be planted in soil to blossom into shimmering bead trees. After stocking up on supplies, take advantage of a complimentary class such as Basic Bead Stringing on August 12 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. or the Viking Knit Bracelet course on August 16 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., which can help students accessorize wrists without having to pillage Grendel’s mother’s jewelry drawer. Call ahead to register.
Situated downwind of the Great Lakes, Painesville turns into a winter wonderland in the colder months when lake-effect snow blankets the area's slopes with a fine, skiable powder. About a 30-minute drive south from Quail Hollow, families and scrawny snowballs looking to bulk up take to the downhill trails of Alpine Valley, which range in difficulty from easy to expert. Adjacent to the ski slopes, snowboarders bounce off the rail grinders and tabletops of the terrain park, and at a separate tube park, visitors go careening over runs while tucked inside an inflated donut.
Oscar Giovanni Salon & Spa's prettifying professionals cosset hard-working countenances within the sage and chocolate trappings of their newly opened second location. The visage invigoration begins with a pore cleansing to gently wash away accumulated dirt and ink from squid-diaper-changing mishaps. Next, a face-saving aesthetician blends a tailor-made cream concoction, designed to optimally balance and nourish skin based on skin type. The staff recommends this facial as a perfect first date with skincare for spa newbies, and Oscar Giovanni Salon & Spa's wrought-iron chandeliers and ballad-singing candles set a romantic atmosphere for adoring newly radiant skin.