More than 20 years of experience have given stylist Becky Durkin at Dimensions in Hair Design plenty of opportunities to learn what kinds of hairstyles work with what types of people. During her consultations—which precede every cut, color, and style—Becky carefully weighs factors such as facial shape, skin tone, and the current condition of the client's hair. Even though she's confident in her understanding of face shapes and style choices, she always listens to her clients' ideas and pairs them with looks that suit their lifestyles.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists. Use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry ($25–$30) and lean back and dream of break-dancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head-hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring ($50–$55), highlights ($95–$100), or a perm ($60–$65). Prices vary by location.
Skilled stylist Emily Harpold helps traverse this modern world of gas-powered scissors and talking combs with her expert cut and color services. Clients can solicit Emily’s know-how for a deep-conditioning treatment, sleek layers, or more complicated services such as a perm, highlights, or a beautifying facial wax.
The stylists at Mitchell's Salon & Day Spa have beautified Cincinnati-area clients for the past 30 years. During that time, the staff has grown to more than 400 employees across five locations. They've also garnered several press mentions, including their most recent victory in The Knot's Best of Weddings 2013. These accolades are all possible because of the meticulous care that the salon pours into both its posh ambiance and soothing treatments. Stylists perfect 'dos with haircuts and smoothing keratin treatments, and aestheticians perform antioxidant facials, which make the skin more resilient against hazards such as environmental damage and cheek-pinching aunts.
Image House, Inc. dedicated itself to hair restoration in 1961, and the staff’s goal hasn’t wavered since. The center’s hair-replacement specialists meet with men and women to discover the causes of their hair loss so they can better formulate a solution. Their multi-therapeutic program includes low-level laser therapy performed with an FDA-approved device. Its rays boost blood flow to follicles, delivering nutrients so the hair can grown healthier and stronger, and hair lost in the last two to three years can be stimulated to regrow.
Mikecoia Sweeney decorates and pampers stressed extremities at Enliven Nailcare and Massage with a bevy of nail services. Maintain sleek fingertips and aerodynamic toe talons with an Express manicure and pedicure that buffs, polishes, and readies nails, helping to alleviate the frustration of scratch-and-sniffs. Royalty mani-pedis abrade hands and feet with an exfoliating scrub, moisturize skin with a mask, and knead tension from creaky joints with a massage. Metacarpals, metatarsals, and phalanges sink in the paraffin dip’s soothing warm wax, helping to ease stiff muscles and relieve pain, after which smooth keratin tips receive a colorful polish. Minx pedicures slough off rough patches and dead skin cells with a scrub before protecting natural nails with Minx decal body armor, decorated with solid colors, geometric designs, or barcodes to unlock secret clubhouses.
Kindal Farwick can transform dull hairdos into fashion-forward styles with nothing more than a pair of shears. While that trick is impressive enough on its own, she also takes things a step further, enhancing shine with highlights or all-over color treatments for both men and women. Yet, despite her talent and love for everyday salon work, Kindal’s real passion lies in specialty hair and makeup design. Whether she’s designing for weddings, runway shoots, or other special events, she can custom-create just about any look, whether it’s a polished up-do or bouncy curls arranged so strands fall in just the right place. She completes hair masterpieces with brow waxes and flawless airbrush-makeup applications. Clients who fall in love with their dolled-up eyes and lips can come back later for a makeup lesson, picking Kindal’s brain for tips on re-creating the look.