Although stylist Megan Pelfrey shares her expertise with future stylists as a beauty instructor, her skills really shine at Salon 909. Here, she draws on her training at Paul Mitchell School when performing designer cuts, Aveda color treatments, and hair extensions. As a cosmetologist, her talents surpass hair alone; she also cleans out pores with facials and clears away unwanted hair with waxing.
A medical facility dedicated to restoring skin to its youthful vibrancy, Menage-a-Spa treats clients under the guidance of the State of Ohio Medical Boards while keeping all procedures confidential. A board-certified staff of doctors, nurses, and dermatological experts reignites complexions until they glow with renewed radiance. Eradicate unwanted guest appearances by pores, blackheads, and shallow acne scars with a noninvasive microdermabrasion treatment that exfoliates and suctions up debris better than a diamond-tipped wet-vac, leaving faces looking younger and refreshed.
Sarah L. Schoolcraft, a licensed massage therapist who honed her skills at Mountain State School of Massage, has been in practice for more than 10 years. At Well Balanced Massage Therapy, she dissolves stress and promotes healing with techniques that range from deep-tissue kneading to gentle, soothing strokes tailored for elderly patients. Detoxifying wraps, herbal facials, and other beautifying treatments complete the spa experience.
The trained staff of aestheticians at A New U all work together to personalize treatments with an integrative approach to health and beauty. Known for an emphasis on noninvasive skincare procedures and a custom approach that never fails to account for individual circumstances, the staff treats the body inside and out with services that range from nutritional counseling to skin rejuvenation. Karin Finch performs facial services from microdermabrasion treatments to glycolic peels in order to reduce fine lines, minimize the appearance of pores, and smooth the complexion. The center’s advanced laser and cosmetic procedures, which include nonsurgical injections of Botox, Dysport, and Restylane, work to erase wrinkles from complexions and shoo away crows nesting in the corners of eyes.
After leaving Cincinnati to study at Harvard Medical School and participate in internships and fellowships at Brown University and New York University, Dr. Shalini Gupta has returned to the place where she grew up, and now offers general and cosmetic dermatology and plastic-surgery services to the community. The goal of her practice, Dermatology Laser and Vein Center, is a simple one: restoring natural beauty. She does this with both surgical and nonsurgical procedures that tighten and restore the skin, contour the body's trouble spots, and rid limbs of unwanted tattoos or popped bubble-gum bubbles.
The beauty technicians at Millie's Salon & Spa tend to muscles and skin with environmentally friendly products, releasing visitors back into the world with a clearer mind and dermis. Hands help relieve tension during an hour-long Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique that uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. Technicians treat above-shoulder areas to hour-long Aveda Outer Peace facials, which administer a gentle scrubbing with products formulated to fight blemishes and imperfections on the face. After aiming to exfoliate away bumps, grime, and post-it notes, aestheticians perform extractions to purge pores of toxins and build-up. The treatment, which aims to clear breakouts and protect against future flaws, works best in a three-week series.