In the midst of invigorating cappuccino-colored walls, bold original artwork, and mirrors filled with smiling reflections, Phia Salon, an Aveda Lifestyle Salon, infuses hairs and pores with pure flower essences and plant-based botanical products. Four levels of talent are available to tackle every service, from an extensive list of cut and color services to hair extensions, waxing, and skin care. Each of their cut and color services is accompanied by a stress-relieving sensory experience that ranges from a mini facial to a soothing hand-and-arm massage.
Phia Salon extends Aveda's commitment to natural products and the environment to its own salon with eco-friendly business practices, such as constantly monitoring and recycling waste and using phosphate-free soaps. The salon’s cork floors are sustainably harvested and surrounded by eco-friendly paint on the walls, and the organic milk used in coffee and tea comes from local, grass-fed cattle who carpool to work.
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.
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.
Moroccanoil, Design Essentials, and Kenra hair products help Voda Hair Design’s stylists revamp their clients’ manes. They work inside the shabby-chic salon, where vintage brick walls are dotted with with whimsical paintings in bright blues, oranges, and reds. Industrial-looking workstations host men and women during anything from simple haircuts to fancy updos with cascading curls.
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.