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.
The aesthetic professionals at House of Beauty beautify bodies through threading, waxing, facials, henna designs, and a passel of other services. Threading, a House of Beauty specialty, uses the tension between two coiled strings to deftly extract unwanted hair, including the extra-fine strands that dodge waxing with eel-like reflexes—nimble aestheticians can reshape eyebrows ($8), a favorite thread-target, in five to seven minutes. Spa treatments such as the one-hour European facial ($50) can pamper peaked visages, and painted henna tattoos ($5+) shimmy up hands and feet to be-filigree appendages and add glamour to rock, paper, scissors tournaments. All locations except the Moreno Valley Mall and Temecula Mall locations cut and color hair, a useful service for pretending to be one's own evil twin.
Maximum Image customizes its aromatherapy massage to fit your needs snugly like a pair of warm leather pants. One of their skilled licensed massage therapists will knead and karate chop wherever stress cinderblocks are lodged in your muscles, coupling each motion with awakening, rejuvenating scents such as lavender, oranges, and bacon. Properly reduced to putty, you'll then experience the soothing reflexology massage. By pressing at precise nerve points throughout the hands and feet that correspond directly to certain organs and functions of the body, your therapist will help stimulate depressed, depleted, or downright shy portions of your body and bestow you with a more whole sense of well-being.
The studio at Javier's Hair Salon and Day Spa strikes a bold visual impression, what with the black-leather styling chairs, brushed-metal accents, and a natural-wood floor that resembles wave-washed sand—all set against a blue wall. This artistic statement mirrors the approach of Javier Campos and his team—including stylist Pamela Coder— who style women's, men's, and children's hair with salon services such as haircuts, coloring, and keratin smoothing treatments. The staff's expertise further extends to aesthetic and spa services, such as facials, mani-pedis, waxing, and massage.
Since its founding team consists of a full-fledged doctor of osteopathic medicine and a medical aesthetician, Lea's Aesthetics rolls out a list of beauty services more akin to that at a plastic surgery center than a spa. Powerful chemical peels, medical-grade fillers such as Botox and Juvéderm, and even hormone therapy are on the menu, along with gentler facials. To add a bit of glamour to faces after they've been revitalized, aestheticians also provide eyelash extensions and brow tinting.
At Expertrice Studios, Cartasha Katrice and the other stylists all aim to help clients feel confident and beautiful, whether it's with a fresh cut and style, a press and curl, braids, or other salon services. Along with relaxers and extensions, they also revamp looks with eyelash extensions and makeup.