1. Define Hair Studios & Associates, Lima
Location: 2419 Allentown Road, Lima
Hours: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday (exclusively for tanning appointments)
Highlights: They do it all at Define Hair Studios & Associates ó tanning, waxing, manicures, pedicures, in addition to salon offerings such as highlights and perms. They even offer massage therapy. If you are looking to be pampered, stop in today! With eight hair stylists, someone is sure to be available.
2. Ohio State Beauty Academy, Lima
Location: 1760 N. Eastown Road, Lima
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday
Highlights: This training center offers everything that a full-service salon offers, only cheaper! While the hair stylists here are still learning, they do have 16 to 18 weeks of training under their belts and licensed instructors are always nearby to oversee all services. Not to mention, if you are looking for a cutting edge or new technique, this is the place to go!
3. Yellow Tuesdays Hair Club, Lima
Location: 906 N. Cable Road, Lima
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, 8:30 am. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday
Highlights: When hair stylists come to work at Yellow Tuesdays, they can count on continuing their styling education. All stylists continue in salon training, learning advanced skills that you often canít find at other salons ó new way to style, place foils and texturize, for example. Each stylist cuts with confidence because of that knowledge. The salon also offers a full array of pampering services such as manicures and pedicures. With a loyal clientele, Yellow Tuesdays is known for their great hair styling and cuts!
Honorable Mentions: Guys and Dolls Hair Co., Ottawa; Great Clips, Lima; Cut and Color Crew, Lima