The Aveda brand is rooted in environmental sustainability, manufacturing organic products, using only bio-safe products in its salons, running on 100% certified wind power, and donating leftover hair trimmings to the local pillow fluffery. At Aveda Institute San Antonio, a future superstar stylist will tend to your every detail under the supervision of a licensed Aveda-trained educator. Put your best face forward with an Elemental Nature facial ($50 for 60 minutes) or makeup application ($10), or pamper your flippers and clappers with an Essential pedicure ($20) and manicure ($11). A "facial for your hair" ($40) saturates follicles with a blend of essential oils to nourish your noggin, followed by a scalp massage and a heated conditioning and strengthening treatment. Landscape the lawn of your head with a haircut and blow-dry ($16–$20) or single-process tint on your roots ($30) while weeding wily hairs from other parts of your body with plant-wax hair removal ($10–$40).
Kenneth's Hair Salons and Day Spas transform lackluster locks into magnificent manes with flattering, fashion-forward cuts and expert styling. During a cut and style, a master designer will reawaken hair's inner beauty with a consultation, considering each client's desires, hair texture, face shape, and engine displacement before suggesting a blueprint for a sexy new style. As the haircare treatment progresses, customers can enjoy soaking up as much of the modern, welcoming atmosphere as possible while the stylist reveals trade tips and tricks, and recommends products to attain a fresh-from-the-salon look at home. Each master designer stylist comes to Kenneth's with extensive experience in taming human insubordinate frizz, and continues studying emerging cut and styling techniques to make sure each new 'do swings and swishes in harmony with the latest advances in shearing science.
During both of today's offered services, an appendage-pampering expert at Diva Salon and Day Spa gently moisturizes hands, reshapes curves, and brushes nails with a complementary coat of OPI nail polish. Indulge soles and palms chapped from excessive high-fiving with a soothing soak and rejuvenating care. Those who opt for the 90-minute spa mani-pedi will also receive a gentle massage of the arms and legs, with technicians kneading tangled fibers like a baker rolling dough on a loom-woven rug.
Under Stephanie Nguyen's direction, nail technicians and aestheticians at Luxe Nail Spa weave through the spacious salon, attending to their tasks like gears inside a grandfather clock. With 20 pedicure chairs and a separate spa treatment suite, "ours is the largest and most elegant salon in Columbus," Stephanie says. Beyond the array of pedicure chairs, corinthian columns support a lime-green arch leading to the chandelier-lit manicure station. OPI and Gelish shades pop after striking nails, waiting to be cured under lamps installed in circular tables that facilitate conversation between clients and the parrots perched on their shoulders. Within the spa treatment suite, aestheticians deliver spray tans, waxing, and massages.
Touch all five tips of your skeletal star with an indulgent experience at Finger2toe, where expert aestheticians utilize a bounty of beautifying techniques. The one-hour signature facial is powered by Dermalogica skincare products, which have been shown to target finer areas and redefine radiance more effectively than Norse Midgard serpent venom. As you sport your skin-smoothening mask, your arms, hands, and feet are treated to complimentary and complementary massages and moisturizations. Relaxed, ready, and willing, your digits endure a mani-pedi polish change ($10/hands, $15/feet), during which both sets of limb-enders are lightly exfoliated and nails are finely filed, shaped, and re-polished with your color of choice.
Jennifer Lazzell knows faces. As the owner of Studio 84, she spends her time ensuring that each complexion she encounters leaves looking healthy and radiant, regardless of whether it started as oily, dry, or acne-prone. To accomplish this task, she carefully curates a selection of products––including the botanical-rich Pharmagel line—for each face, creating a custom treatment that yields results clients can both see and feel. A licensed aesthetician for nine years, Jennifer also lends her pampering expertise to pedicures and manicures and can remove unwanted mustaches that often appear on the lips, cheek, chin, or brows.
While awaiting treatment, clients can relax in the serene surroundings of Jennifer's studio. Pictures of beachside locales dot the seashell-colored walls, and the sound of trickling water floats from the miniature rock fountain in the waiting room.