The ample hands-on experience that Aveda Institute's students receive in cosmetology, hair styling, and skincare is only one part of their extensive training. Even as these burgeoning professionals master more advanced techniques, their instructors work to impart a sense of social and environmental responsibility. These are the tenets of founder and environmentalist Horst M. Rechelbacher, whose vision of living in sync with nature led to Aveda's botanically based products for hair and skin.
At the institute, students cull knowledge from industry experts through extensive practical training under the supervision of mentors. Stylists learn how to cut hair and soothe stress with complimentary mini facials, makeup touchups, and horn sharpening. Future aestheticians restore balance to faces and bodies with relaxing skincare treatments.
To connect with both the local and global community, students also apply their efforts toward charity events such as Earth Month. This campaign helps raise funds for the Sierra Club, who in turn uses the donations to help protect sources of clean water worldwide. The Institute is also hosting an upcoming fashion benefit show on April 23, with procedes going to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Columbus.
At Refuge at the Mill, Leah Parker and her staff?which includes five nail artists, three hair stylists, a massage therapist, and an aesthetician?cater to cosmetic needs and alleviate stress in a relaxing environment. Team members, many of whom tout more than a decade in the industry, meticulously sculpt nail tips and create hand-painted nail art accented with glitter and 3-D enhancements. Stylists foster new 'dos with haircuts and color, highlight, and curling services. Clients can also unwind with hot stone, pregnancy, or sports massages.
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.
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.
Lucy Noelle Beauty Shop and Day Spa's fun-loving staff brightens appearances with a strong arsenal of standard salon services and a few fun treatments, such as specialty tooth art and colorful eyelash extensions. For those seeking a straightforward cut, stylists brandish scissors when snipping the locks of men, women, and children while techs file away at fingers during manicures and pedicures. Rather than rubbing their teeth with chalk, clients can come to Lucy Noelle for quick and easy teeth whitening treatments.
Details Salon and Spa of Dublin grooms clients with an array of hair, nail, and skincare services. Stylists create new looks with cuts and color treatments for men and women, and aestheticians prettify hands with gel polish and acrylic nails. Facials refresh skin and treat signs of aging, whereas the stylists' gentle waxing treatments help get rid of unwanted hair.