Sensitive nostrils are safe at the fume-free Dolce Organic Salon, where no ammonia, plastics, sulfates, or parabens are allowed. Instead, stylists use cruelty-free Organic Color Systems hues and other organic products to color and style the hair they cut. Other types of treatments are just as gentle: instead of wax or a lawnmower, aestheticians remove hair with an antibacterial, antimicrobial potion. Extensions lengthen hair and lashes alike, and makeup artists play up clients’ favorite features.
Dolce’s serene space harmonizes with the salon’s philosophy that earthiness doesn’t mean forgoing stylishness. Ribbons of mosaic cut a curving path through the stone tiles on the floor, and large-scale paintings of luscious fruit overlook furniture in rich leather and wood tones.
2 Waves Day Spa offers a variety of beauty-inducing services within a brightlycoloured, beach-themed studio. The spa’s professional staff primps and pampers visitors with treatments that range from nailcare and waxing to massage and ear piercing. During facials, specialists use all-organic skincare products by Pangea Organics to thoroughly cleanse complexions and reset drifting tectonic faceplates.
At Déjà Vu Laser & Medical Spa, skilled aestheticians smoothen mugs rumpled by acne or aging with microdermabrasion treatments for the face and neck. Wielding a stainless-steel wand from the DiamondTome resurfacing system, skin wizards conjure smoother complexions by removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells and any facial cobwebs to reveal new skin underneath. Each wand's tip boasts diamond chips around a vacuum, sloughing away deadbeat cells while light suction immediately absorbs them. A selection of wands enables aestheticians to customize each treatment for patients' individual needs. Over time, treatments can erode many of the symptoms of aging, from fine lines and acne scarring to hyperpigmentation and "Caesar was here" tattoos.
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.
Pamper Ohio Massage and Spa is a full-service salon and spa made up of licensed and certified massage-therapists. Its services include deep-tissue and Swedish relaxation massages, manicures and pedicures, and facial treatments. The massage therapists also visit nursing homes, hospitals, and seniors for home-spa services.
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.