A lobby decked out with leather chairs, stained wood, tiles, and flowers greets visitors to Massage Bliss & Day Spa, preparing them for a spa visit that melts away the stress and responsibilities of the modern workday. Soft, low lights and gauzy curtains hang over heated massage beds, and two candlelit couples-massage suites surround pairs in a sensual glow during romantic anniversaries or ill-advised first dates. Deep-cleaning facials flush out clogged pores and stimulate blood flow with natural ingredients, such as apple pulp and flaxseed, and aromatic salts and coconut oils soothe digits during spa mani-pedis. The day spa's arsenal of sophisticated technologies beautifies and rejuvenates bodies, with its infrared sauna detoxifying and purifying skin and its TriActive laser smoothing out dimpling and cellulite.
Inside a white house in historical downtown Sylvania, the digs of Keith's Hair Design Ltd, passionate aesthetician Mandy Spohn specializes in a myriad of body-care services, performed with the help of Biolements products in the peaceful confines of a tranquil treatment room. After visitors bask in the rays in the waiting area and peruse shelves of products, they relax in their chair and watch as their just-snipped strands land on light wood flooring or gather into hair dolls in the corner. The pedicure station's Monet-inspired mural refreshes tired eyes, and clients descend a Tuscan-style staircase before sprawling across massage tables.
Whether it’s through the careful application of polish or the artful shaping of a brow, the beauty pros at Sandals Nail Spa have many ways to add a touch of glamour to clients' looks. They can apply lash extensions to natural lashes for more dramatic eye batting and draw on permanent makeup designs that stay put even when you step in the shower or carve onions for Halloween.
Hair! stylists and staff preempt the placid atmosphere of typical spas with a high-energy salon environment, inviting women and men to enjoy invigorating services and engaging conversation. With brightly painted walls, lively music, hourly conga lines, and an upbeat staff, the fun environment at Hair! leaves clients excited and energized.
Beauty Bar From the exterior, the early 20th-century farmhouse overflows with colonial charm, its stately white siding climbing three stories, complemented on one side by a tall brick chimney. Inside, Beauty Bar’s lofty 7,000-square-foot salon snaps visitors back into the present with track lighting, immaculate lines, and pine-hued wood floors. Crystal chandeliers hang in the nail room where technicians perform cocktail-inspired mani-pedis with titles such as Limoncello and Pink Martini, and photos of Audrey Hepburn whisper uninvited pointers about buffing and missed polish spots. The custard-hued walls of the lofted third-floor space surround 12 cream-colored styling chairs, where specialists transform coifs with the aid of Bumble and bumble, Pureology, and Beauty Bar's signature concoctions. Private spa spaces provide a serene setting for waxing, massages, and playfully named facials such as the Crybaby and Oh Behave, along with all-over pampering services including body scrubs and aromatherapy steam showers.
Education is key at Metro Salon, where the team of experienced hair stylists attends continuous courses to stay abreast in the latest trends such as Brazilian Keratin smoothing treatments and Great Lengths hair extensions. Cutting-edge cuts are reinforced with products by TIGI and American Crew, and clients are encouraged to bring their own blow dryer into the salon so that the stylists can use it to teach them how to replicate their style or defrost a ham in record time. They also put their acute knowledge of current styles to help teens learn to groom themselves with confidence, and create formal updos for weddings and other special occasions.