Total Platinum Salon mines Columbus’s pulchritudinous population for its naturally effulgent beauty, regaling clients with the pristine hair and nails usually reserved for prickly, long-dead Egyptian queens. A women’s haircut ($30–$36) or a men's cut ($18–$20) shape amorphous head-jungles back into gender-specific gardens. If you're prepping for prom or a just-for-fun Sesame Street character effigy burning, a special-occasion style starts at $40, and a color retouching starts at $45. Scan the list of services before making an appointment.
At Pickerington Allvera Wellness Center, holistic services—as part of the center's mission to help each client achieve balance in their emotional, physical, and mental lives—soothe body and mind. Services range from herbal body wraps that target everything from cellulite to lax skin tone, to therapeutic massages enhanced with hot stones. Far-infrared-sauna treatments help stimulate the body’s natural detoxification process and ease muscle pains with help from penetrative heat, and foot detoxes use an ionic charge to help expel toxic waste and heavy metals, along with all the pennies heels have been hoarding in their loafers.
The official day spa and salon of the 2011 American Music Awards, J. Nicole's Day Spa and Salon calls upon its stylists' hair expertise and its technicians' skin savvy to pamper clients within a rock 'n' roll–themed lounge. The staffers, who can sometimes be seen jamming on the guitars that adorn the salon's scarlet walls, beautify heads with hair services and eyelash extensions or relax bodies with treatments such as massages and craniosacral therapy. Aestheticians also exfoliate faces with Obagi chemical peels and abrasive punk-rock drum solos.
Posh Nail Company's staff works to beautify fingernails and toenails in the purest manner possible. Sanitation is the nail salon's top priority. Buffers and files are used only once, and, using one of the only medical-grade steam autoclaves in the area, staff members sterilize other tools. The nail techs also make a point to avoid harsh chemicals, such as acetone, opting to use nontoxic, organic products instead. In addition to working with natural, solar, acrylic, and acrylic gel nails, the team offers a few aesthetic extras. For example, within a week of every manicure, clients receive a complimentary polish change, and all synthetic nails come with a five-day guarantee.
At Techno Tans, music is pumped into private rooms while clients recline in tanning beds. The high-tech beds are outfitted with up to 57 lamps and special features such as facial tanners. The salon?s trained staff can help you pick out tan-enhancing lotions to achieve your desired shade of bronze, from brands including Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty. UV-free tans are available too?a Norvell spray-tanning booth coats skin with a tanning formula that dries streak-free. After their tanning sessions, clients can complement their newly sun-kissed skin with a gel-polish manicure.