The ample hands-on experience that Aveda Institute's students receive in cosmetology, hair styling, and skincare is only one part of their extensive training. Even as these burgeoning professionals master more advanced techniques, their instructors work to impart a sense of social and environmental responsibility. These are the tenets of founder and environmentalist Horst M. Rechelbacher, whose vision of living in sync with nature led to Aveda's botanically based products for hair and skin.
At the institute, students cull knowledge from industry experts through extensive practical training under the supervision of mentors. Stylists learn how to cut hair and soothe stress with complimentary mini facials, makeup touchups, and horn sharpening. Future aestheticians restore balance to faces and bodies with relaxing skincare treatments.
To connect with both the local and global community, students also apply their efforts toward charity events such as Earth Month. This campaign helps raise funds for the Sierra Club, who in turn uses the donations to help protect sources of clean water worldwide. The Institute is also hosting an upcoming fashion benefit show on April 23, with procedes going to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Columbus.
Advanced Medical Laser Center's owner and certified cosmetic therapist, Cindy Joshi, expertly zaps fuzz from clients with quick pulses from a GentleYag or Gentlelase laser. For darker skin types, she wields the Cynosure Apogee Elite, which includes a NdYag mode for darker skin types. During each appointment, Cindy glides the laser’s beams over skin, where it blasts more than 100 hairs per second, like an insult comedian whose childhood was ruined by one bad haircut. In addition to evicting follicular skin invaders from epidermal terrains, Cindy is experienced in microdermabrasion, licensed in micropigmentation, and certified in cosmetic therapy.
At Refuge at the Mill, Leah Parker and her staff?which includes five nail artists, three hair stylists, a massage therapist, and an aesthetician?cater to cosmetic needs and alleviate stress in a relaxing environment. Team members, many of whom tout more than a decade in the industry, meticulously sculpt nail tips and create hand-painted nail art accented with glitter and 3-D enhancements. Stylists foster new 'dos with haircuts and color, highlight, and curling services. Clients can also unwind with hot stone, pregnancy, or sports massages.
Exquisite Threading's eyebrow-fashioning operation is led by a team of experienced threaders plying the ancient depilatory art in a soothing environment. Brow bearers seeking a refined look recline in the studio's comfy chairs as expert weavers adroitly lasso loitering hairs, expelling them at the root. A natural and chemical-free treatment, threading spares patrons much of the discomfort, swelling, and redness of waxing.
About Face is a makeup boutique stocked to the rafters with quality products and a staff of experienced makeup artists. Today's deal lets you into About Face's calming environment of subtle décor and brightly hued pigments. Whether prepping for a special occasion, such as a high-school reunion or a Civil War reenactment, or simply hoping to pick up some tips on how to look your best, a professional makeup application (a $40 value) will leave your skin smooth, your pucker pinked, your cheeks flushed, and your peepers all the better to see wolves with. Put a cherry atop your face sundae with a lash application (a $15 value) for a dramatic, darkened fringe ideal for winking across great distances and protecting your eye sockets from incoming sparrows. Between About Face’s skilled facial artisans and quality products from Bare Escentuals, Smashbox, Revitalash, and more, you'll leave with a spring in your step and a glimmer in your gullet.
For some salons, threading is just an afterthought—a treatment tacked onto a long list of services in an attempt to stay abreast of the latest trends. But at Exquisite Threading, the ancient Indian art is front and center, headlining a treatment menu that bears little else beyond facials, body waxing, and intricate henna treatments. The focus allows the shop's eyebrow artists, who average 10 years of experience, to concentrate on creating clean, elegant arches in an environment free from the din of blow dryers. The threading process relies solely upon the quick loopings of a 100% cotton string, which whisks away facial hair without the irritation of shaving or the seasonal limitations of bobbing for hot caramel apples.: