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.
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.
Artistic prowess doesn't just appear overnight. It takes years of practice. That's why each of Dino Palmieri's salons, including the Dino Palmieri Salon & Spa, employs stylists dedicated to staying at the top of their games. The skilled stylists give each client one-on-one attention to ensure every hair service comes as close to the client's vision as possible, which is why it was named by readers of Cleveland Scene as the best hair salon in the city. The stylists add depth to hair with highlights, smooth rebellious strands with GKhair treatments, and apply expert perms to reshape hair's texture until each strand would turn Louis XIV green with baroque envy. That same level of personalized attention carries over into the salon's meticulous nail services, which clients can upgrade with moisturizing white-tea masks or herbal foot peels. Waxing sessions use body-safe Nufree botanical wax to keep skin calm and collected while hair says its goodbyes. Deep-cleansing Darphin facials can be infused with essential oils and plant ingredients such as orange blossom and licorice to relax clients and bring them closer to nature than sharing a hibernation den with their favorite grizzly family.
Ladies, gents, and kids can be found in the swivel chairs at Dimanti Salon's, getting their inaugural haircut, their color touched up, or their split ends snipped away. The stylists here keep their diverse clientele on-trend with a full menu of salon services, in addition to manicures, pedicures, and facials. Following a grand opening in June 2013, the salon staff stays busy painting nails, applying highlights, and conditioning dry locks.
At Kaya Elements, a cup of coffee or tea sets the stage for a relaxing mani-pedi, facial, or massage. Therapists work away toxins and tensions with gentle massage, and aestheticians perform facials that boost collagen production and cleanse pores with chocolate, diamond powder, or 24k gold. Men's services treat gents to haircuts, manicures, and eyebrow maintenance, while temporary henna tattooing decorates arms and legs with intricate patterns of paisley, petals, and jewels.