Licensed aesthetician Tracy Bader–a Casal Aveda Institute graduate–fights aging and revitalizes skin with more than a dozen different facial treatments. She enhances relaxation with aromatic essential oils or uses crushed pearls to exfoliate the skin and treat signs of aging. In addition, she offers waxing services to remove unwanted fuzz and makeup applications to prep clients for special occasions. She also draws attention to the eyes with eyelash extensions and provides below-the-shoulder care with body scrubs, citrus wraps, and hot-stone massages.
Licensed clinical esthetician and cosmetologist Mary Turner and her expert staff outfit patrons with beautified dermises through a wide range of pampering services. During the 20-minute microdermabrasion treatment, a jet spray of tiny crystals and a vacuum team up to effectively polish off the skin’s outer keratin layer without damaging deeper dermal tissue or exposing hidden metal endoskeletons. The treatment stimulates the growth of new cells in order to help treat a number of skin conditions including fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne, and rosacea. Though skin types may vary, most clients notice improvement after just one treatment. After a professional consultation, a chemical peel will augment the restoration with a custom blend of products fine-tuned to treat the client's skin type and count time according to the atomic clock.
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.
At Rejuvenate Medical Spa, Karen A. Roperti, MD and Paul DiMaio, PA-C harness their combined years of experience in the health field to invigorate clients' skin with the latest anti-aging procedures and spa services. Wielding high-tech lasers, the clinical staff zaps unwanted hairs, veins, sun spots, or miniature planets orbiting the head, and handpicked products from Latisse and SkinCeuticals further smoothen skinscapes. Consultations before any appointment are free of charge, instilling peace of mind in guests readying for their first facial procedure or permanent-makeup session.
Inside Alera's 3,300-square-foot spa space, clients can bask in the calmness of private suites and inherent glamour of the spacious, runway-esque haircutting floor. Stylists leverage high-end skin- and haircare products from Sebastian, Wella, Brazilian Blowout, and Aveda and aestheticians infuse visits with subtle elements of luxury such as mini massages. Beauty treatments include hair removal, makeup application, and completely organic airbrush tanning. On the spa side, therapists administer massages with heated basalt stones to ease muscles and oust stress.
Cheri Herold, owner of Fountain of Youth Aveda Salon Spa, wields a lifetime of beauty-industry experience to motivate her multitalented staff to exceed client expectations. Plant-based products fuel facials, massages, and hair treatments with the anti-aging properties of lavender, sandalwood, and other pure, sustainably sourced herbs and flowers. Fountain of Youth also operates a salon apprenticeship program, which provides 2,000 hours of on-the-job training to promising young cosmetologists or ambitious mannequins.