Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Pedicures, manicures
Brands Used: OPI
Pro Tip: Expressions Beauty Lounge takes pride in making sure our clients are pleased and pampered completely
The components of Expressions Beauty Lounge's signature pedicure echo the staff's philosophy of cosseting their clients by going above and beyond your average spa service. To wit, the treatment begins with a soak in warm water with lemon, before the nail tech grooms the nails and cuticles and administers an exfoliating lavender scrub on the legs and feet. But while others might stop here, they add on a soothing body-butter mask, cooling gel, and massage with white-tea lotion before applying OPI polish. Such attention to detail follows suit in the spa's other offerings, from European facials and waxing to salon cuts and sew-in extensions.
Collette Champaigne made her foray into the beauty industry by studying at Charles of Italy Beauty College. After graduation, she focused her skills on eyelash extensions by entering a one-on-one training program with Luscious Lashes. This experience led her to earn a second certification from Xtreme Lashes. Today, she draws on more than seven years of experience as she embellishes eyelids with synthetic and mink lash extensions. She applies each strand individually to natural lashes with a medical-grade glue.
Since Platinum Hair Studio is a Pravana concept salon, it's fitting that owner Jennifer Warner has been an educator in the natural beauty line's color and hair products for years. Her 11-person staff is equally well qualified, with several members who can claim more than two decades of experience. Because a number of these stylists are bilingual, they can execute specialties such as perms and chemical treatments in either Spanish or English, or, like all hair stylists, by only speaking the language of the glockenspiel.
Specializing in ancient threading hair-removal techniques, Ancient Spa & Boutique soothes bodies and faces with an eclectic variety of replenishing spa services. Each one-hour hydrating facial moisturizes skin, leaving it cleansed, nourished, and ready to be pinched by random grandmas on the bus. The spa’s specialty lies in authentic threading hair removal, a technique that originated in central Asia and provides optimum results for those with sensitive skin. A thin thread of pure twisted cotton is rolled over frowzy follicles to pluck them from the brow. Visitors of the serene spa can kick back amid an oasis of relaxation that features eye-opening bright green walls before leaving with a visage that’s as sleek and refreshed as a dolphin after a morning jog.
Tucked inside a booth at Scandals Salon, Tracy tends to all matters related to hair. In her 10 years as a stylist, she has cut and colored hair in myriad styles and is continually learning about new trends. Whether you're looking for a classic cut or something more avant-garde, Tracy's got you covered.
The stylists at Mitchell's Salon & Day Spa have beautified Cincinnati-area clients for the past 30 years. During that time, the staff has grown to more than 400 employees across five locations. They've also garnered several press mentions, including their most recent victory in The Knot's Best of Weddings 2013. These accolades are all possible because of the meticulous care that the salon pours into both its posh ambiance and soothing treatments. Stylists perfect 'dos with haircuts and smoothing keratin treatments, and aestheticians perform antioxidant facials, which make the skin more resilient against hazards such as environmental damage and cheek-pinching aunts.