At all 25 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. To enhance the contouring tanning achieves, they can also swaddle themselves in a Fit body wrap designed to burn calories and reduce body fat.
As an aesthetician, Natalie provides skincare and body-care services from inside her eponymous studio, Skin Care by Natalie, one of CityVoter's top day spas in Cleveland. Her deep-cleansing facials, glycolic peels, and soothing eye treatments keep complexions clear and healthy. Her specialities, however, are brow waxes and Brazilian waxes, which employ gentle Nufree wax to swiftly remove unwanted fuzz.
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
Stephanie Saddler is the owner and chief nail technician of the coral- and pink-colored Butta Fingers Nail Studio, and she's been profiled by the likes of Fox 8, WKYC, and The Today Show for her talon talents. Nail magazines showcase her daring nail art, but Stephanie's customers can also opt for more demure mani-pedis. At her salon, technicians doll up vacant keratins with gels, polishes, and acrylics from the salon's own signature collection and popular brands such as OPI, Gelish, and CND. Sandal-ready piggies make their debut after a shaping, grooming, and exfoliation are performed as patrons perch atop plush whirlpool chairs between vibrant pops of pink. Staffers cater to adventuresome talons with Minx nails, sporting flashy designs that shrink into fingertip contours when heated or frightened by a sudden whiff of nail-polish remover.
Unlike some beauty professionals who divide their time between hair, skin, and nails, the technicians at Tammy’s focus solely on finger and toe tips to ensure hands and feet get the attention they deserve. Nails don new coats of color with traditional polish or Shellac, which provides better resilience when opening containers or scratching the backs of wooden friends. Feet plunge into a warm bath during pedicures, then enjoy relief from rough skin with scrubs and hydrating treatments, and hands can opt to take a plunge into a paraffin dip, emerging with skin that is softer and silkier.