Exposed wooden beams. Flickering candles. Stone Buddha statues. Iuventus Spa resembles a temple, and that's just what owner Sandra Woodring envisioned when designing the space; in fact, she considers her spa a temple for those in search of beauty and healing. Her treatments range from traditional hot-stone massages and European facials to chocolate body wraps and citrus body scrubs. The healing element comes in with cleansing detox programs and high-frequency treatments, which break down the electromagnetic forces that cause sickness.
Bred as half salon, half spa, Scott Talbot Salonspa overhauls men's and women's stale looks with a menu of hair, nail, and skin treatments. Armed with products by Redken, Pureology, and Moroccanoil, stylists enhance hair color with highlights and gray blending or break into a cutting frenzy by snipping off split ends or transforming floor-length hair into chic bobs to ward off overly aggressive princes. Cushy pedicure chairs line the nail area, where technicians push back encroaching cuticles and embellish fingers and toes with polish and acrylic fills. Aestheticians and massage therapists guide guests into a quiet spa room for one of five specialty facials or a Swedish massage.
Nails and More Spa’s assiduous technicians beautify digits by rendering nail services with OPI and CND Gel products. The staffers treat clients to their cheery dispositions—always pouring extra sugar on top of “please,” “thank-you,” and “sorry, we don’t sell hardware supplies here, not even nails”—as they whittle away excessively long finger shingles. Gel or Gelish colors can give pallid digits a newfangled appearance, and Shellac treatments prevent chipping for up to two weeks.
At La Look Skincare & Makeup Boutique, aestheticians specialize in applying makeup and refreshing faces with everything from peels and specialized facials to ultrasound waves and stem-cell therapy. Staff can efficiently wax away hair or apply lash extensions that make eyes more expressive and less likely to be mistaken for bald marbles. The boutique offers anti-aging treatments, spray-tanning services, and more than 20 massage options, which include Swedish and deep tissue. Staff can also give nutrition and fitness consultations to those who want to start their makeovers from within. In keeping with their stated philosophy of "Be your own kind of beautiful," La Look aims to help women increase their inner strength and self-esteem while fostering a healthy outlook on life. In addition to a full service menu, La Look offers products from a variety of brands, including Becca, the Balm, Kevyn Aucoin, Billion Dollar Brows, Japonesque, Dr. Dennis Gross, Vagheggi, Principessa, LaLicious, Verso, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Feeling Smitten. and Beauty For Real.
Bliss Healing Center's owner believes that relaxation and health go hand in hand. Helping their patrons attain both, the center offers treatments that banish stress and fill bodies with good vibes using 100% organic coconut oil, essential oils, and sprays. Reflexology opens energetic pathways with stimulation of the feet, hands, and head, and relaxation massage uses broad, gentle strokes to lull minds into peaceful reveries. Based on the idea of healing life energy in every body, reiki aims to recharge guests' internal batteries in a more laid-back way than gnawing on power cables. Those seeking even greater levels of relaxation can trick out their massages with hot stones and deep-tissue strokes that unlock kinked-up muscles with concentrated pressure.
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.