The staff at Herbal Therapy Body Wraps envelops clients in bandage-like wraps saturated with a cocktail of herbs to rejuvenate the skin and slim the silhouette. The expertly selected cadre of herbs works to drain the body of extra fluids and toxins and to soften weathered hides. Wraps infuse skin with goodies for 60 minutes during each session, aiming to contour while providing immediate inch loss, relaxing the body, and easing joint pain. The treatment may also help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite, ensuring a smooth canvas onto which tattoo maps to secret gumdrop lairs. Wrapees can wear underwear, a bathing suit, or a fashion-forward grocery bag under herbaceous layers. Herbal Therapy recommends multiple wraps to achieve optimal results.
Clients walking into La Bella Delle Rose Salon might sense a warm, personal aesthetic shaping the styling studio, even if they don't know that the dark-wood reception desk was hand-built by the owner's father. Sherbet-colored walls backdrop ice-cream-themed decorations, a popcorn machine commingles with the coffeemaker in the waiting area, and a manicure station recalls a fortune-teller's table with its scarlet damask draping. While basking in Pureology hair treatments or being prepped for weddings and other landmark occasions, guests sit beneath studio lighting, which helps them tell stylists apart from IRS agents.
AJ’s Spa Millennium has more than its extensive menu of services to thank for being named one of Fox 8's top 20 Cleveland-area day spas in 2010. The all-purpose salon and spa earned that distinction due in large part to its dedicated team of beauticians. Though they wield their scissors, brushes, and facial scrubs as effectively as anyone, the beauticians share an even more important skill: they know how to strike a perfect balance between their own input and their clients’ individual preferences.
Skilled stylists utilize relaxers and Nioxin hair-strengthening treatments to reinvent 'dos, and aestheticians keep waxing treatments thankfully brief—full Brazilians clock in at an average of only 15 minutes. But they take their time administering 1 of 15 facials, allowing clients to relax under specialty masks infused with seaweed and nourishing minerals. The spa's new collection of aromatherapy scents—which includes champagne and rose, wild honey, and grandpa—soothes the senses during massages, scrubs, and mani-pedis.
With vegan products and an all-natural skincare line, the staff at Shades of Red Day Spa hopes to perform the purest iteration of many traditional spa and salon services. Led by 20-year industry veteran and salon owner Karla Greene, the seven salon consultants continually update their education to stay abreast of beauty trends and share their knowledge with clients. Their specialties include hairstyling, cutting, and hair-color corrections for clients after bobbing for apples in a barrel of fruit punch. Before or after their treatments, patrons can relax in the waiting area, where floor-to-ceiling windows surround products in glass cases, dried-flower arrangements reaching toward towering ceilings, and sculptural lamps.
Culinary students gather around their teacher, knowing she is recovering from a serious illness and inquiring gently as to how her health has made such a comeback. It was in this moment that the career of Modern Life Center's founder, Eva Clay, took a sharp turn. The former cooking teacher had refused steroid therapy, believing that it would only treat the symptoms of her illness, and not the root causes of her poor health. So Eva researched what she calls "old-fashioned" methods of detoxification as well as holistic therapies, and slowly worked to heal herself. When her culinary students began seeking advice for themselves and their loved ones, she heard it as a call to become a health and lifestyle coach, which she answered readily.
Though counseling can focus on how past experiences shape the present, Eva believes that life coaching examines how positive traits and experiences in the present can give clients practical tools to help them step into their future. The Modern Life Center's life coaches aid clients in taking control of their professional and personal struggles, and dating and health coaches guide patients in navigating treacherous love lives and lifestyle changes. A crew of massage therapists, a face-refreshing aesthetician, and a chiropractor bustle past potted orchids and high-backed armchairs, working to erase the tensions that accumulate during ordinary life and to leave each patron with the relaxed countenance of a model in a hammock catalog.
At Basic Essentials, a team of certified professionals offers a gamut of forward-thinking salon and massage services. An experienced electrologist permanently stunts hair growth during electrolysis, and wax specialists temporarily evict encroaching hairs and misplaced birthday candles with face and body waxing. The clinic's master teacher of reiki—who is certified in the practice's highest level—optimizes intra-body energy flow during reiki sessions.