Everything old is new again at Looks Better On You, but that doesn’t mean that the boutique’s staff hangs just anything on the racks. The team scours blogs, broadsheets from abroad, and fashion columns to stay on top of the street styles that will become tomorrow’s couture. And though they fill the store with recognizable brands such as Coach, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren, the fashionistas always keep an open mind. If an unknown designer has an on-trend or pre-trend piece, they gladly snatch it up. To help guests make the most of the sartorial selection, in-house fashion consultants carry out color analyses, matching clothes to skin tone, hair color, and current mood-ring shade.
At all 22 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.
The bronzing professionals at U Tan shade limbs to tropical hues with custom spray tans, four tanning beds, and a standup tanning unit. Patrons who opt for UV services can obey their whims or shoulder parrots and drop in at any time, availing themselves of the salon’s complimentary male/female deodorant, body spray, and bottled water. Those who opt for spray tans are encouraged to make an appointment. During each approximately 20-minute service, an airbrush technician spritzes the body with an even coat of bronzer that develops over several hours and lasts up to seven days. U Tan is open until 11 p.m. when school is in session, making it easy for patrons to achieve their desired hue, whether sun-kissed gold or well-roasted chestnut.
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.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: hair color
Brands Used: wella, keratin complex
At Flourish Wellness Spa, guests relax as they rejuvenate and find balance, thanks to services that are equal parts healing and pampering. For example, an ionic footbath detoxes the body as guests relax and soak their feet in warm water. Other services include ear candling to remove bacteria and wax buildup, and vibration plate sessions boost circulation and relieve constipation. Reflexology treatments are also available to help relieve pain and stress.
Keri Berardinelli opened Green Lotus Wellness Center to be a one-stop shop for her clients' holistic health needs. Her treatment menu includes both health services and cosmetic services, so clients can work to improve their body from the inside out. Colon hydrotherapy treatments, for example, help to remove toxins from the colon, possibly leading to benefits such as increased energy and mental clarity. Reiki treatments also strive to boost energy levels by re-balancing the body's chakras with help from essential oils, energy stones, and crystals. Customers can even meet one-on-one with a holistic health coach to create a personalized diet program based around local, seasonal, well-read, organic foods. And the cosmetic treatments are just as holistically-minded: facials use organic skincare products that are sourced from herbal ingredients.