Staff members at A Touch of Beauty Salon and Spa pamper their clients from head to toe with treatments ranging from modern haircuts to essential-oil-infused pedicures. During hair services, stylists revamp coifs with haircuts and braided cornrows, and brighten tresses with all-over color or highlights. They also adorn locks with sew-in extensions, quick weaves, and custom-made wigs, ideal for adding instant glamour or thoroughly confusing the mailman. On the spa end of services, technicians customize facials to each client’s skin type. Body scrubs and wraps infused with African shea butter moisturize the skin, and manicures and pedicures pair with paraffin dips and peppermint oil to soften paws.
The brainchild of independent entrepreneur Bianca Jackson, B-Lashes Beauty Parlor both distributes lashes for a leading overseas manufacturer and dispenses them at Bianca's storefront location, a "lash lounge" that specializes in eyelash extensions. Her staff of certified technicians enhances glances with synthetic mink and silk extensions selected by clients from a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and thicknesses. Unlike many brands, which deliver tacky-looking strips or thin lashes still bearing gluey residue, Bianca's lashes are lush and luxurious, adding naturally-looking body and volume to each sultry wink. That's why they're the lashes of choice for a who's who of notable local personalities. Specialized gels bond the formaldehyde-free lashes to existing natural lashes, with results lasting more than six weeks. Clients wear the extensions while showering, sleeping, and even chopping onions. In addition to offering lash enhancements, Bianca also bolsters looks with permanent-makeup applications and waxing services.
The Ohio Academy Paul Mitchell School transforms hair lovers into trained hair experts, arming students with the skills it takes to snip and color hair using Paul Mitchell products. As hairdressers go through a rigorous training program, they practice their cutting-edge techniques on guests to the school, trimming and coloring tresses under the watchful eyes of their instructors.
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Stylist Karen Gary specializes in natural hair, but her expertise didn't come to her overnight. Karen was getting better and better at shaving close crops, she recalls, "but when clients wanted to grow their hair long, [I] came up short." Strands became brittle from overzealous processing, and they would often snap off between appointments. The problem was Karen's salon products, which seemed designed to test hair's limits at the expense of its health.
And so, Karen learned to change her ways. She focused her attention on more natural processing methods, expanding her education until she became an expert in healthy, natural hair. Today, she's happy to share that expertise with others during styling sessions and complimentary workshops. Stop in for a shampoo or a style, and you'll see firsthand how Karen has transformed Synergi Salon into a temple of natural hair by banning harmful chemicals and dark spells from her treatments.