With a nod to the environment, the stylists at Creative Hair Design strive to pull from natural products when snipping or coloring tresses. Serums from Moroccanoil and L?Anza also provide structure as stylists assemble strands into elegant updos. In addition to hair, the techs dote on digits with bright coats of OPI polish.
Signature Service: The MVP Experience
Brands Used: Tea Tree Shampoo
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Though one seldom sees the spinning red-and-white pole out front any more, barbershops still thrive in America?Sport Clips owns and operates more than 1,000 hair cutteries that cater specifically to men and boys. Inside each location, stylists buzz clippers, massage shoulders and scalps, and wrap faces in hot towels. They happily keep up friendly conversation, but also cater to customers who'd prefer to quietly watch a game on one of their flatscreen TVs.
In addition to maintaining a man-friendly atmosphere, each stylist can perform Sport Clips' signature service, the MVP Experience. They kick off the dude-pampering with a scalp massage that incorporates a Tea Tree shampoo treatment. Then, they wrap their client's face in a hot, steamed towel?a relaxing sensation that's good for the skin. They couple the towel wrap with a quick neck and shoulder massage, completing the whole service in about 20 minutes, giving guys plenty of time to return to chopping logs with their bare hands.
For more than two decades, the stylists and aestheticians at Our Gang Hair and Nail Salon have aimed their talents at fingers, toes, and manes, upgrading clients' beauty with professional products and services. Licensed stylists continually hone their scissoring techniques, attending ongoing training from industry leaders and competitive topiary sculptors. Products by brands such as Matrix, Wella, Redken, and Schwarzkopf assist hair specialists as they reinvent the color and style of each coif, and tools by OPI, Creative, and Zoya help nail techs shine and file nail beds into perfect hospital corners.
To give their clients quality services fueled by continuing education programs and therapeutic products, the staff of this beauty salon partners with Aveda product lines made from naturally derived ingredients. Each staff member brandishes only Aveda products during facial treatments, nail sessions, hair appointments, and beard extensions. When snipping strands or soothing skin, they utilize techniques learned from personal experience and teaching programs led by Aveda staff members, known for their cosmetics knowledge and stylish PowerPoint lectures.
The barbers at Catanza's Barber Shop tame head tresses with cuts, colors, and shaves in an old-fashioned barbershop atmosphere; their follicular services and nostalgic décor won them 2nd place in the Best Barber category of Fox-8 Cleveland's Hot List in 2008. Undergo meticulous scissor snips for a dudely 'do (a $16 value), then evict unruly stubble with a refreshing shave (a $20 value). The shop's walls are adorned with pictures of famed Ohio athletes striking their best collector-card poses, and the shelves are lined with bobbleheads that are too risky to buzzcut. A waiting-area television provides customers with entertainment and style ideas from their favorite cartoons.