Shellac Manicure in South Euclid

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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.

1320 Richmond Rd
Cleveland,
OH
US

Tell us about your business.

Jackie Rays Studio is a trendy hair and nail studio. The space is set up differently than your traditional salon. In the private studio, you don't have to hear the hustle and bustle of your neighbors and you will receive my undivided attention during your service.

What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?

My signature service would be the OPI gel color manicures. They are two-week, chip-free, and high-shine manicures. The service starts off with a manicure, including cuticle care and nail shaping. Then we begin applying the gel color, which goes on just like a standard polish. Once the gel color is applied, it cures under a light for 30 seconds. After curing the polish, the nails are completely dry to the touch. No worrying about messing up your nails while digging for your keys to leave! The service is finished off with a hand massage.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

As soon as I was old enough to start experimenting with my own hair and nails, I knew this industry would be the perfect fit for me. I love making others feel great about themselves! I love getting to know people. I love that this industry is always changing—there is always something to learn and more knowledge to gain.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?

I have had nothing but great reactions to the OPI gel color. My clients are so impressed by the high shine and durability of the product. They are also amazed at the great condition their nails stay in once the product is removed.

Business Basics

Established: 2013
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell and OPI

24723 Cedar Road Building G unit 75 Studio #4
Lyndhurst,
OH
US

For more than 14 years, Studio Selfish's managing manicurist Katrina has followed her passion for beauty. She spruces up fingers and toes through a variety of manicure services using OPI polishes and no-chip gel coats with glitter. She also prettifies faces with eyelash application, makeup, or waxing services.

24723 Cedar Rd. Building G Unit 75 Studio 1
Lyndhurst,
OH
US

Candles flicker inside the marble fireplace, sending droplets of light into the colonial revival–style home, built in the 1920s, that houses Quintana’s Barber & Dream Spa. Hardwood floors and tan leather seating compose a warm color palette, and WiFi—installed by the ghost of the original architect—keeps busy guests connected. After appointment reminders land in their email inboxes, clients step into the earth-toned sanctuary for services ranging from basic mani-pedis and beard trims to all-day spa excursions. Guests pluck from a menu of massages, facials, waxing, and haircare, and such treatments are combined in packages for individuals and couples.

Quintana's soothing sanctuary doesn't just speak for itself. Patrons banded together to vote the salon into CityVoter's top five for Best Barber in 2009 and Best Manicure and Pedicure in 2009 and 2010. The spa's acclaim page also spotlights press recognition of Friendliest Staff, Best-Looking Storefront, and Most Helpful Combs.

2200 S Taylor Rd
Cleveland Heights,
OH
US

A dedicated team transforms drab hairdos and slathers freshly manicured nails in Shellac polish in The Beauty Boutique's relaxed, trendy space. Clients unwind in sleek brown salon chairs surrounded by lofted ceilings, wood floors, shimmering gold mirrors, and vintage-looking styling stations. Delicate chandeliers illuminate walls lined with exposed brick and sepia-toned portraits, which remind visitors of earlier eras in American history when the government had to ration colors.

5772 Mayfield Rd
Cleveland,
OH
US

Tell us about your business.
My name is Marsha T. Pipher and for the past 17 years, I have been a professional managing manicurist in prestigious spas around Northeastern Ohio. With my past experience, I was motivated and delighted to establish my own nail spa, Spa Parfairé, which means 'to perfect' or 'to complete' in French. My clients tell me that I am a perfectionist when I am servicing them, so I decided to showcase that behavior by creating a spa that will enhance their beauty by using "crème de la crème" products and techniques. I enjoy servicing my clients because I learn and become inspired by them everyday. I love what I do, not just because of its flexibility, but [because] it gives me a sense of taking care of someone and teaching them how to feel better about themselves. I believe in using excellent, top-notch, and natural products such as OPI, CND, Essie, SpaRitual, Phytocéane, Fléurs, Aveda, and Crabtree & Evelyn.

What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
My signature service would be my spa pedicures. [I perform] the signature pedicure by [submerging] the client's feet...into a warm aromatic bath. [I then] shape toenails, remove loose cuticles, soften calluses, and exfoliate away dry skin. [I rehydrate]...skin, [give a] soothing calf and foot massage, and [apply] warm booties to penetrate emollients into their skin. [I] finish with their choice of OPI, Essie, or SpaRitual nail lacquer.

What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
I like catering to my clients by making them feel comfortable during their service time. I believe in having a quiet, serene setting. I stimulate their five senses by playing relaxing music; having warm, soothing touches; aromatherapy scents; a healthy beverage of their choice; and creating a calm and beautiful atmosphere for them to view. I also try to remember interesting and unusual facts about my clients—lifestyle, career, personal life, hobbies—in order to make their service more enjoyable and personable.

Business at a Glance

Established: 1997
Reservations/Appointments: Recommended
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Spa pedicure
Brands Used: OPI, CND, Essie, SpaRitual, Phytocéane, Fléurs, and Aveda.

16755 Chagrin Boulevard
Shaker Heights,
OH
US