As the winners of Fox 8 Hot List's award for Best Hair Salon in 2013, Embrace Salon and Spa's staff of skilled aestheticians, hairstylists, massage therapists, and nail technicians take time to build relationships with clients while helping them achieve their beauty goals. Stylists refresh the follicles of men, women, and children with Aquage, Matrix Logics, and KMS California haircare products as well as Goldwell color and Mizani hair relaxers. In the spa area, guests can get their face softened with an exfoliating pumice-peel microdermabrasion or a Bioelements facial. Those opting for a sunless spray tan can maintain new hues with the spa’s collection of Amber Sun tan-extending lotions and Kahuna Bay Tan–touchup products.
The staff of Embrace Salon and Spa aim to create a homey atmosphere in their modern space that will help their clients relax. Vibrant purple walls in the pedicure room and a bright blue wall with a mural of a tree's silhouette in the salon area help keep visitors awake during treatments, but in case they do fall asleep, these splashes of color ensure Technicolor dreams.
Tan Pro USA has been compensating for the less-than-ideal latitudinal coordinates of Ohio since 1998. It was then that they opened their first tanning outpost furnished with 30 UV beds, and they have since expanded operations to 43 stores throughout the state. They stock each location with ample tanning units, rendering appointments an archaic formality equivalent to gifting a sheep to your defense lawyer. After customers stroll in, they can slide into an Ergoline 1100, which boasts four ultra-performance facial tanners and two high-pressure shoulder tanners. Staffers advise which lotions enhance traditional tanning results along with explaining the benefits of the UV-free VersaSpa spray-tan booths. Harnessing infrared heat, VersaSpa booths impart a glow to entire physiques or targeted trouble areas, such as the inside of the armpits.
Helmed by Sherry Slaght and Sara Boytim, both Redken certified and boasting more than 44 years in the industry, Impres' Salon provides a full menu of salon and spa services. With a level one, two, or three mani-pedi, you'll get gorgeous fingers and toes that will glow like a flashlight covered in mercury. Levels one, two, and three do not vary in terms of the service offered but indicate the breadth of the nail technician's clientele base (pricing is based on level-one services). A level-one technician may have years of experience but be new to the area and have few clients to pamper or discuss irrigation strategies with. Whatever level you choose, you'll sit back and relax while your feet are soaked in pipe-free pedicure bowls that drain water completely for a fresh and clean aqua massage. Gentle exfoliation digs deep beneath dermal strata to reveal supple skin. With the keratin canvas thoroughly prepped, a nail-polish masterpiece can be executed in an array of colors.
Tired mugs rejoice at the sight of Denine Thomas, an experienced aesthetician that refreshes skin inside Studio M Salon. She also slides hot stones over body canvases and swaddles midsections in a botanical-infused skin-tightening wrap. Other beauty experts at the salon dispense spray tans, waxing services, and hair extensions long enough to use as a scarf during the colder months.
Sensitive nostrils are safe at the fume-free Dolce Organic Salon, where no ammonia, plastics, sulfates, or parabens are allowed. Instead, stylists use cruelty-free Organic Color Systems hues and other organic products to color and style the hair they cut. Other types of treatments are just as gentle: instead of wax or a lawnmower, aestheticians remove hair with an antibacterial, antimicrobial potion. Extensions lengthen hair and lashes alike, and makeup artists play up clients’ favorite features.
Dolce’s serene space harmonizes with the salon’s philosophy that earthiness doesn’t mean forgoing stylishness. Ribbons of mosaic cut a curving path through the stone tiles on the floor, and large-scale paintings of luscious fruit overlook furniture in rich leather and wood tones.
Wholly dedicated to hair removal, the small team at Cleveland Laser Spa has performed tens of thousands of laser procedures between them. So confident are they in their proprietary LaserFast system that the clinic offers a two-year guarantee on all completed hair-removal regimens. This is because they know that any possible hair regrowth will occur in the first 24 months after the treatments, so if tufts sprout anew in that timeframe, the technicians will re-zap the region for free and plaster each follicle with a tiny eviction notice.