Tan Pro USA has been compensating for the less-than-ideal latitudinal coordinates of Ohio since 1998. It was then that they opened their first tanning outpost furnished with 30 UV beds, and they have since expanded operations to 43 stores throughout the state. They stock each location with ample tanning units, rendering appointments an archaic formality equivalent to gifting a sheep to your defense lawyer. After customers stroll in, they can slide into an Ergoline 1100, which boasts four ultra-performance facial tanners and two high-pressure shoulder tanners. Staffers advise which lotions enhance traditional tanning results along with explaining the benefits of the UV-free VersaSpa spray-tan booths. Harnessing infrared heat, VersaSpa booths impart a glow to entire physiques or targeted trouble areas, such as the inside of the armpits.
After sinking into the styling chair at J Caldwell Studio, clients can put their minds on autopilot as stylist and salon namesake Jason Caldwell skillfully lops off split ends and invigorates looks. He glazes frizz-cursed strands with two types of keratin treatments, each packed with enough protein to repair cuticles and fuel a lioness for three months in the Sahara. Aside from fashioning locks, Jason also gussies up eyes and lips with full makeup applications using products from Smashbox, M.A.C., and Mirabella.
Master stylist Tomika Gordon began her career as a styling educator for Hype World Int. and catapulted herself into the beauty industry, eventually being featured in the pages of Xtreme Hairstyles Magazine. At Salon Lofts, the 20-year veteran gives hairdos professional overhauls with sleek haircuts, coloring services, and treatments such as perms and extensions. She also specializes in eyelash services, and preps brides, prom-goers, and decorative cacti for their big days with special-event hairstyling.
At Nurtur the Salon, recently honored by Salon Today as a member of its 2010 Salon Today 200, patrons can acquire quality beautification services from an Aveda-trained staff skilled in spiffing up skin and nails. Nurtur's pampering professionals provide helpful services amid a striking atmosphere that features sleek furnishing and soothing tones. Each patron will receive a spa package that includes an essential manicure ($25) and essential pedicure ($40), which utilize intensive hydrating masques, essential oils, and only minimal bacon grease. Customers can also choose from one of three 15-minute facials: the Glow facial ($35) uses a plant-based exfoliating peel to eradicate fine lines and wrinkles, the Brighten facial ($25) diminishes dark spots and discoloration, and the Restore facial ($35) reverses the jabs of Father Time with its anti-aging treatment that lifts and firms skin. Additionally, a 10-minute chair massage ($15) smoothes out muscle knots and limbers up bodies for strenuous flying-squirrel photo shoots atop the jungle canopies of Columbus.
The Cachet Salon has treated lads and ladies to rejuvenating makeovers and style resuscitations for more than 21 years. An expert team of strand sculptors attack sloppy mops with skilled chops to create comely cranial topiary, offering an array of services to clients in need of both minor maintenance and major overhauls. Men’s and women’s haircuts with styling begin with careful coiffeur appraisals before the scissor-wielding snip savants commence their artful cutting ($39). Eyebrow tinting ($15) and eyebrow arch waxing ($17) accentuate the ocular canopies that keep the forehead from invading the rest of the face. A semi-permanent coloring treatment using Paul Mitchell products ($48) is a wonderful, simple conduit for reinventing a tired look or establishing differentiation between twins who refuse to wear nametags.