The Comfort Zone Salon and Spa’s certified massage therapists knead tense frames during 30- and 60-minute therapeutic massages. Massage therapists combine deep-tissue pressure with soothing, relaxing movements in a good-cop, bad-cop routine that coaxes stress out of stubborn, stiff muscles. After a therapeutic massage, patrons will feel muscle tension and chronic pain flee from their bodies, allowing them to give pet grizzly bears piggyback rides with the greatest of ease.
Open until 10 p.m. Monday–Thursday, TanQuest Sun Spas can bronze bodies after sunset with Mystic Tan spray booths and UV-emitting capsules from Ergoline and Soltron. Warm air flows through the Mystic HD booth as its automatic airbrushes spritz bronzer that lasts up to one week. UV beds cradle limbs on Bodyform rests and pipe in tunes via on-board sound systems, and upright UV booths are modeled after the one the sun sets up to sell its golden kisses. To heighten the effect of a tan, the staff lightens teeth to a brilliant shade of white and collects limited-edition Designer Skin lotions and Swedish Beauty accelerators in their boutique.
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.
At all 25 TNT Tanning locations throughout northeast Ohio, clients tan hides a healthy golden hue with the latest tanning beds and spray-tan booths. While at the salon, they can peruse shelves lined with skincare and tanning products such as bronzing powders, tanning lotions, and sunless sprays. To enhance the contouring tanning achieves, they can also swaddle themselves in a Fit body wrap designed to burn calories and reduce body fat.
The stylists and aestheticians at Head Quarters Salon and Spa cosset clients from head to toe with myriad luxurious hair and spa treatments. Like samurai, stylists at Head Quarters are classified in levels according to experience, education, and facility with a bo staff. Clients will spend up to two hours with either a Next Generation- or Designer-level stylist, who will rein in locks and clip away excess curls to achieve an elegant new ‘do. Upon completion of the fibrous hair art, naturally derived hair color and distilled sunlight assist the stylist in highlighting swaths of hair for maximum eye-catching appeal. Call ahead for an appointment.
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.