Men make up about 30% of Creative Hair Design Salon & Spa’s clientele, says owner John Mangiameli.

“Our men’s services include everything from haircuts to hair color, beard trimming and beard tinting, to manicures and pedicures and spa services,” Mangiameli says. “A lot of professional men get manicures because their hands are in front of people all the time. Pedicures help keep their feet looking and feeling better.”

A wide range of professional services for men and women combined with longtime customer satisfaction have helped Creative Hair Designwin Best Salon honors in The World-Herald’s 2019 Omaha’s Choice Awards. The salon won in the same category in 2017 and also claimed awards in 2016.

Mangiameli opened Creative Hair Design near 120th and Pacific Streets in 1981 with three employees. Today, he has more than 90 – and most have been with Mangiameli for decades. Second and third generations of Omaha families now are clients.

Creative Hair Design recently completed a $500,000 renovation that added more than 15,000 square feet. The hair and nail salon is on the first floor; the spa takes up the second floor.

Hair color is one of the salon’s specialties. Eyelash lifts and hair extensions are other sought-after services, Mangiameli says.

Couples’ massages are popular, too. “I was just talking with a customer who said she and her husband had had a fantastic couples’ massage. She was buying spa products for Father’s Day because he loved the experience so much.”

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