As its name implies, Salon 180 isn’t known for playing by the book. From its funky decor—a mélange of vintage accents and asymmetrical shapes—to a staff that prides itself on relentlessly pursuing continuing education, the full-service salon finds plenty of ways to subvert and exceed first-time customers’ expectations.
Though they have years of experience cutting and styling hair, the salon’s team of stylists claims particular expertise in chemical treatments such as corrective color procedures and highlights. In private treatment rooms, massage therapists ease tension with full-body Swedish techniques or targeted sessions that narrow their focus to sore pitching arms or stiff vestigial tails. Just as the stylists and therapists draw on professional products to enhance their treatments, the spa’s skin and body specialists use advanced toners and technologies such as radio frequency and light energy to stimulate collagen production and clear skin of blemishes.
The staff at Lucia's...the salon on main is tasked with carrying out an ambitious mission: "To provide an experience, not just a service." And so, when clients sink into styling chairs, close their eyes in front of a makeup artist, or pose in front of a spray-tan nozzle, they can relax in the salon's peaceful environment, confident in the staff's skills.
The pampering pros at Simply Swank aid clients in the quest for rejuvenation with one-hour massages and facials. Clients can relinquish deep-seated pains and mental stresses at the hands of a relaxation massage. The tension-alleviating technique blends muscle compression with rhythmic, flowing strokes to induce a full-body state of relaxation and a basic understanding of drum patterns.
Upstairs from the bustling hair studio and spa, The Wine Bar at Solaire offers a quiet respite amid lush curtains and soft lighting. Beneath the undulating panels of the ceiling at the center of the dining room, bistro-inspired plates fill the air with the aromas of pan-seared scallops and fresh pasta.
Meghan Fresh, an experienced nail technician and the mastermind behind Nails with Meghan Fresh, recently left a salon behind, choosing instead to set on our her own. Since then, she's opened her own location, allowing her to focus solely on beautifying the fingers and toes of her clients.
Artistic prowess doesn't just appear overnight. It takes years of practice. That's why each of Dino Palmieri's salons, including the Dino Palmieri Salon & Spa, employs stylists dedicated to staying at the top of their games. The skilled stylists give each client one-on-one attention to ensure every hair service comes as close to the client's vision as possible, which is why it was named by readers of Cleveland Scene as the best hair salon in the city. The stylists add depth to hair with highlights, smooth rebellious strands with GKhair treatments, and apply expert perms to reshape hair's texture until each strand would turn Louis XIV green with baroque envy. That same level of personalized attention carries over into the salon's meticulous nail services, which clients can upgrade with moisturizing white-tea masks or herbal foot peels. Waxing sessions use body-safe Nufree botanical wax to keep skin calm and collected while hair says its goodbyes. Deep-cleansing Darphin facials can be infused with essential oils and plant ingredients such as orange blossom and licorice to relax clients and bring them closer to nature than sharing a hibernation den with their favorite grizzly family.