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.
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.
Warm, earthy tones enhance the welcoming atmosphere at Allure Grand Salon, where hairstylists, nail techs, and a massage therapist pamper a diverse clientele. The team of eight stylists offers a wide range of services, including precision and razor cuts, vibrant highlights and multidimensional color, and sew-in weaves. For clients looking to change the texture of their hair, stylists provide smoothing keratin treatments and relaxers, as well as curl-creating perms. The team also offers twist outs, roller sets, and hot-oil treatments for natural hair. Allure's duo of nail techs treat hands and feet with mani-pedis, acrylic nails, and gel manicures complete with nail art. To round out the pampering, the salon's massage therapist calms clients with soothing aromatherapy scents and deep-tissue pressure.
Highlighted by a black-and-white color scheme, high ceilings, and exposed ductwork, Erika Taylor Urban Spa’s industrial aesthetic stands in contrast to its botanically based spa treatments. And though the skincare and massage services involve plant-based emollients, they also leverage cutting-edge techniques and technologies. For instance, HydraFacials resurface skin and deliver an intense dose of moisture via an instrument that loosens and lifts away dull skin cells by creating a vortex. Hair and nail treatments round out the service menu, helping clients become beautiful from head to dewclaw.
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.