AJ’s Spa Millennium has more than its extensive menu of services to thank for being named one of Fox 8's top 20 Cleveland-area day spas in 2010. The all-purpose salon and spa earned that distinction due in large part to its dedicated team of beauticians. Though they wield their scissors, brushes, and facial scrubs as effectively as anyone, the beauticians share an even more important skill: they know how to strike a perfect balance between their own input and their clients’ individual preferences.
Skilled stylists utilize relaxers and Nioxin hair-strengthening treatments to reinvent 'dos, and aestheticians keep waxing treatments thankfully brief—full Brazilians clock in at an average of only 15 minutes. But they take their time administering 1 of 15 facials, allowing clients to relax under specialty masks infused with seaweed and nourishing minerals. The spa's new collection of aromatherapy scents—which includes champagne and rose, wild honey, and grandpa—soothes the senses during massages, scrubs, and mani-pedis.
A bicycle leans against the wall in the Anthea Spa lobby, its basket filled with flowers. This touch of decor might seem out of place, but it's actually a nod to the spa's name—anthea translates to "flower" in Greek—and to its penchant for all-natural products. These products find their way into nine varieties of facials, which rely on enzymes and aromatherapy or employ European exfoliation techniques and high-frequency currents. The aestheticians also draw on herbs, healing muds, and oils to refresh skin and relax muscles during massages and body treatments. Anthea Spa also treats fingers and toes to classic and Shellac mani-pedis; the latter protects nails from chips and sock puppets prone to nervous biting.
Inside the U.S. Bank Building sits Europa by Sasha Salon & Spa, bedecked in marble fixtures and vivid paintings that glow under soothing spa lighting. Aestheticians help faces slough off dead skin cells through exfoliation and imbue cheeks with moisture and the motivation to finally finish their novels. Massage therapists knead sore tissues, and expert colorists enhance mop tops with color treatments, allowing hair tones to match a new outfit or freshly reupholstered couches. Other services include manicures, formal updos, makeup applications, and sauna sessions.
Under the leadership of Dr. Robert Rossio, a board-certified plastic surgeon, Aesthetic Lasers & Cosmetic Rejuvenation Center is a comprehensive stop for non-invasive laser and skincare treatments. Beam-wielder Dr. Rossio will direct the light of the future (intense pulse light) to minimize age spots, wrinkles, acne scars, and overly enthusiastic or hyper pigmentations ($500 for three treatments), as well as to eradicate unwanted hair and lamentable tattoos. Though the number of tattoo-removal treatments (four sessions for $500) depends on the size and ferocity of the image, no image is too big or scary for the undaunted RevLite photons.
Creative Beauty Salon & Spa offers a variety of beautifying services within a tranquil, stress-busting environment. Let trained aestheticians expertly cleanse hands and feet during a mani-pedi; using their own grasping appendages, they'll shape nails, clip cuticles, and exfoliate away dry skin and calluses. Soothing limb massages shake up and release bottled tension bubbling under the skin surface, and a coat of polish seals in a newly obtained sense of calm. Nails, feet, and hands will gleam like sunlight reflected off the surface of a stately flying toaster.
Spray bronzers give you a lustrous, fresh-off-the-beach glow without exposing your skin to beach bullies or the powerful rays of our binary suns. The Powder Room uses SunFX Glow All Over, a preservative and paraben-free line of custom tanning products that eliminate the risk of turning would-be sunbathers into gigantic Twinkies. Before application, the professionally trained sun-gunners analyze your skin tone and adjust the formula to match your desired level of tan. Your tanning technician will expertly apply the melanin marinade to give you a streak-free, natural look. After one session, everyone will believe you just returned from a vacation in Barbados, completely throwing off the spy that's been on your trail since the Siberian job.