For more than 20 years, John and Stacy DiJulius have been improving their John Robert's Spa brand and opening up locations throughout the Cleveland area, most recently with their newest outpost in Strongsville. And it's no wonder their brand is so popular—even when you're not in the spa it feels like you're getting a spa treatment.
Haircuts include a scalp, hand, and arm massage, a mini facial treatment, and a mini makeup touchup, and pedicures can incorporate an exfoliating sugar scrub and hot-towel wrap. Then once you retire to the actual spa, you can choose from services that range from Aveda's signature Caribbean-therapy body treatment to microdermabrasion to spray tanning.
Those who frequent John Robert's can enroll in a VIP rewards program and feel great about the salon giving back to charities including Rainbow Babies and Flashes of Hope.
Lynnette Simmons, owner of The Facial Bar, combines the knowledge she gained during the 10 years she spent as a cosmetologist and the 2 years she worked in the medical field to deliver skincare services that are not just indulgent, but also therapeutic. Her service menu starts out with three levels of facials, each of which can be augmented with a custom mask containing yogurt with probiotics, caffeine, and other pure ingredients. For clients who require more aggressive treatment, she offers microdermabrasion and chemical peels, both of which visibly rejuvenate skin.
Dr. Joseph Ripepi, the podiatrist behind Ripepi Foot & Ankle Clinics, Inc., has the clinical expertise to treat a variety of lower-limb maladies. After graduating from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Ripepi earned certification from the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and became a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. For close to two decades, the caring doctor has operated a solo practice and maintained medical privileges at several area hospitals. Dr. Ripepi also has completed specialty training in lasers, which he uses to dissolve nail fungus or remove shoes that are knotted too tight.
Sandi Donafee is not only the owner of Capelli Davanti Salon, but she is also an expert in hair extensions that add length and volume to tresses. She leads a team of stylists who offer cuts and color treatments for men, women, and kids, in addition to facial waxing and artful brow shaping. Makeup lessons teach students how to properly apply blush, eye shadow, and eyeliner, and professional makeup applications ready faces for weddings, proms, and coronations.
Without proper maintenance, hair may grow rebellious and start a punk band to prove it. Luckily the skilled stylists at Reve' Salon keep hair in check with high-end products by Kenra, American Crew, and Paul Mitchell. Clients can request a classic wave with all-over color, flattering crewcut, or mod pixie cut with pastel highlights. The salon also offers other beautification services such as nail services and swift waxing to nix unwanted fuzz.
When clients walk out of Bella Luce Hair Design, they look different enough to need new drivers licenses. Some have a head of flowing locks where they once had tangled curls; others have newly blonde manes or hair-free upper lips. Beverly Briane, a seasoned cosmetologist, takes pains to give her clients new styles that reflect their personality, giving an elegant updo to an anxious bride or a corkscrew perm to a fun-loving sommelier.