The team at Elite Hair Solutionz accomplishes a wide range of services designed not only to beautify hair and nails, but to maintain and nurture them, as well. Besides lacquering nails with chip-resistant shellac and enriching tresses with protein treatments, they also specialize in weaves, which they customize to each client in their private weaving room.
At Yelena Skin Care Salon, the only things that shine brighter than the lobby's gilded picture frames and golden wall accents are the glowing complexions that flow forth from candle-lit treatment rooms. There, technicians customize facials to minimize redness or diminish signs of aging, incorporating products by Murad or blemish-targeting light therapy, and doling out relaxing upper-body massage and warm mitts and booties for hands and feet. Body-care treatments range from soothing Swedish massages to sea-salt scrubs that leave skin soft and hydrated, while Yelena's staff can also wax away unwanted hairs, leaving legs and brows as smooth as a dolphin's silk pajamas.
The 21st Century Nails staff has been pampering digits for more than a decade, transforming blank keratin sheets into shiny tips with a variety of polish hues. In addition to regular polish, the staff utilizes Shellac, Gelish, and OPI gel nail polish designed to last up to three weeks. A UV LED lamp dries nails in 30 seconds, allowing patrons to more quickly test out the Shellac’s chip protection by challenging the nearest prizefighter to a game of patty cake.
With 25 years’ experience finishing nails and making her own products, owner Roza takes a natural approach to nail treatments. Shellac's combined base coat and topcoat establish a symbiotic relationship with UV light, curing without the need for drying. With about 12 shades to choose from, clients get their digit medallions coated with a thin protective layer whose resilient finish can be expected to last two to three weeks. Unlike other dapper hand décor, this Shellac application involves no buffing, leaving patrons with no damage to nails and the ability to finger-pick banjos in stunning style.
Inside the U.S. Bank Building sits Europa by Sasha Salon & Spa, bedecked in marble fixtures and vivid paintings that glow under soothing spa lighting. Aestheticians help faces slough off dead skin cells through exfoliation and imbue cheeks with moisture and the motivation to finally finish their novels. Massage therapists knead sore tissues, and expert colorists enhance mop tops with color treatments, allowing hair tones to match a new outfit or freshly reupholstered couches. Other services include manicures, formal updos, makeup applications, and sauna sessions.
Chaz Jastes styles hair for the runways these days, but she once focused more on the basketball court. Originally a collegiate basketball player, she decided to put down the ball and try a new career, enrolling in Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School. Since graduating from Paul Mitchell, her work has been showcased at various hair and fashion shows around Cleveland, and she provided assistance at New York Fashion Week in 2011. At The Hair Groupie, she skillfully arranges hair in bold new styles, cuts back overgrown locks, and seamlessly sews hair extensions into natural hair.