Blow Outs & Styling in Willoughby

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Most artists use a brush and paint. Michelle Como uses foils, shampoo, and dye. Sure, she's technically a stylist, but she treats each service as an artform. Michelle owns Pure Color Bar Salon, where she spends her days sculpting and coloring hair. In addition to color treatments and highlights, she specializes in keratin smoothing treatments to get rid of curls, frizz, and misplaced crazy straws. Her coworkers produce stunningly complex nail art, with stripes and swirls peppered with little gems fastened in place with adhesive.

Business Basics

Established: 2010

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2–10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular service: hair color

Brands Used: wella, keratin complex

37111 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby,
OH
US

Crush Salon and Spa's diverse services run the gamut from beauty to relaxation, including hot-stone massages, keratin straightening treatments, and a full-fledged spray-tan business. The staff cuts hair for women, men, and children, applies professional makeup, and rejuvenates complexions with deep-cleansing facials. In addition to these conventional salon services, Spray U Tan—located inside Crush—focuses exclusively on airbrush tanning, bronzing clients' bodies from head to toe, conjuring golden skin tones the way alchemists conjure excuses for why they seem to never actually turn anything into gold.

7540 Mentor Ave.
Mentor,
OH
US

Established: 2012

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular services: Haircut, hair color, and waxing

Brands Used: Paul Mitchell, Moroccanoil

6449 Wilson Mills Road
Mayfield,
OH
US

Clients walking into La Bella Delle Rose Salon might sense a warm, personal aesthetic shaping the styling studio, even if they don't know that the dark-wood reception desk was hand-built by the owner's father. Sherbet-colored walls backdrop ice-cream-themed decorations, a popcorn machine commingles with the coffeemaker in the waiting area, and a manicure station recalls a fortune-teller's table with its scarlet damask draping. While basking in Pureology hair treatments or being prepped for weddings and other landmark occasions, guests sit beneath studio lighting, which helps them tell stylists apart from IRS agents.

1320 Richmond Rd
Cleveland,
OH
US

Tell us about your business.

Jackie Rays Studio is a trendy hair and nail studio. The space is set up differently than your traditional salon. In the private studio, you don't have to hear the hustle and bustle of your neighbors and you will receive my undivided attention during your service.

What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?

My signature service would be the OPI gel color manicures. They are two-week, chip-free, and high-shine manicures. The service starts off with a manicure, including cuticle care and nail shaping. Then we begin applying the gel color, which goes on just like a standard polish. Once the gel color is applied, it cures under a light for 30 seconds. After curing the polish, the nails are completely dry to the touch. No worrying about messing up your nails while digging for your keys to leave! The service is finished off with a hand massage.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

As soon as I was old enough to start experimenting with my own hair and nails, I knew this industry would be the perfect fit for me. I love making others feel great about themselves! I love getting to know people. I love that this industry is always changing—there is always something to learn and more knowledge to gain.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?

I have had nothing but great reactions to the OPI gel color. My clients are so impressed by the high shine and durability of the product. They are also amazed at the great condition their nails stay in once the product is removed.

Business Basics

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 1 person

Parking: Parking lot

Brands Used: Paul Mitchell and OPI

24723 Cedar Road Building G unit 75 Studio #4
Lyndhurst,
OH
US

For more than 14 years, Studio Selfish's managing manicurist Katrina has followed her passion for beauty. She spruces up fingers and toes through a variety of manicure services using OPI polishes and no-chip gel coats with glitter. She also prettifies faces with eyelash application, makeup, or waxing services.

24723 Cedar Rd. Building G Unit 75 Studio 1
Lyndhurst,
OH
US