Lee Road salon offers multicultural service

Lenora Cruz-Price begins client Elaine's final phase of service at Lenora's Healthy Hair Clinic.

After 25 years in the Noble Nela neighborhood, Lenora’s Healthy Hair Clinic relocated in February to 2207 Lee Road, in the Cedar Lee Business District, where it continues to offer healthy hair care with a "clinical" approach. The salon offers the services of seven licensed cosmetologists, a manicurist and an esthetician. Owner Lenora Cruz-Price regularly consults with, and refers clients to, dermatologist Faith Durden as part of her salon’s focus on healthy hair.

Cruz-Price describes her salon as a “teaching salon with a clinical approach” and said relocating it was important, to accommodate the business’s multicultural client base and to expand availability of its services to other communities.

Cruz-Price sees “multicultural beauty environments” as the newest trend in hair salons, and says of the trend, “It’s about time.” Cruz-Price noted, “The fact that so many salons are still either ‘white’ or ‘black’ is a sad commentary.  Our staff is racially mixed, so any man or woman of any culture who walks in can feel comfortable and know they’ll be successfully serviced.”

The team regularly attends advanced training classes to learn the latest approaches in establishing and maintaining healthy hair, and the salon’s apprentice training program enables the team be united in its approach to healthy hair. Clients receive prescriptive conditioning and a consultation at each visit, and those who have medical conditions, and may need hair additions, receive specialty hair and scalp treatments as well as special hair prosthetics.

Salon employees pride themselves on pursuing education opportunities related to hair care, and beyond. Cruz-Price has worked as an instructor at Cleveland Heights High School and Miami Jacobs College, and was dean of cosmetology at Remington College, where she managed the cosmetology program for more than five years.

Cruz-Price has a B.A. in education (Notre Dame College) and an M.B.A. (Indiana Wesleyan); Jeremy Gutow, salon manager, has a B.A. in interpersonal communications and art history; Melissa Marshall, front desk coordinator, recently graduated with a B.A. in health sciences; Kiairis Dixon is working toward a degree in public relations; Tania Clark is earning a liberal arts degree; Natasha Crawford recently graduated from Remington College; and Deidre Gunter, the “on call” facial and massage expert, is advancing her esthetician studies.

Cruz-Price said that her salon has been recognized by Essence magazine as one of the top 100 salons in the United States, Canada, Caribbean and Great Britain, and that her goal is “to welcome everyone to experience healthy hair in a positive, serene and multicultural environment.”

For more information, visit www.lenorashealthyhairclinic.com or call 216-202-3099.

Jeremy Gutow

Jeremy Gutow is the salon manager at Lenora's Healthy Hair Clinic.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 10:25 AM, 08.29.2014