As one of the oldest cosmetology schools in the area, the Salon Schools Group has been churning out highly trained manicure mavens, visage revolutionaries, and overall bodily beautifiers for nearly eight decades. Drop by any location and let one of the up-and-coming cosmetologists stage a performance of their freshly honed skills under the supervision of an expert instructor before they matriculate to some of the finest salons in the area. Services, which vary by school location, include a cranberry bog facial from Westerville's spa menu, which cleanses and heals the skin with antioxidants and essential oils and, like any fruitful spelunking expedition, concludes with a shampoo and blow dry ($32.50). Heath's salon menu offers deluxe haircuts with a blow dry and curling-iron style ($9–$11) and cap highlights ($29–$30). Liberate upper lips and eyebrows from the tyranny of excess fuzz with a wax from Canal Winchester's spa offerings ($7 each), or sharpen your claws with the full set of sculptured nails offered on Karl Road's salon menu ($20). There are a slew of equally indulgent treatments at all seven locations. Go in for a marathon glam session before the office prom, or spread out services over multiple visits.
Stile Salon & Spa is a luxurious full-service salon proud to pamper women, men, children, fun uncles (also known as funkles), and Facebook friends. During your session at Stile, a professionally trained and licensed stylist or cosmetologist will tend to your every detail until even your spelling looks more stylish. Put your best face forward with a customized Express Facial ($65 for 50 minutes) or an Ultimate European Facial (deep pore cleanse with added foot and lower-leg massage, $115). Coddle your cuticles with a Delux Manicure (includes hand and arm massage, $25) or a lavish Signature Pedicure (includes clay mask or sugar scrub and hot aromatic towels, $65). Maintain your mane with a prudent pruning (women's haircuts starting at $50, men’s at $35, and children’s at $25), a perm or relaxer (starting at $75), or single-process color (starting at $70). You can also weed unwanted hairs from other parts of your body with a Bare Therapy waxing treatment ($13–$100) and provide head-to-toe pampering with a spa package such as The Stile Quickie (includes a manicure, pedicure, shampoo and conditioning, scalp massage, style, and eyebrow wax or threading, $100).
Chazon Grand's spacious salon houses a standing army of licensed aestheticians and keeps them in fighting form with routine training from in-house staff and product vendors. The custom facial kicks off with a complimentary consultation, as epidermal psychologists determine skin's individual needs and try to analyze its dreams about cashmere balaclavas. A customized skin steam-cleaning unpollutes pores, setting the stage for a gentle exfoliation that scatters dead and dull skin cells to the wind. Finally, the facial mask seals the skin-tightening deal, and a neck and shoulder massage keep head-holders from staging a jealous walkout. The beige and brown earth-toned décor and potted palm trees create a warm, comfortable atmosphere at Chazon Grand Salon. Metallic highlights add a hint of modernity, and the asymmetrical mirrors double as an ingenious vampire detection system.
Each of the professionals at Creative Beauty Salon boasts her own range of specialties. Two members of the team are particularly adept at sew-in extensions and hair weaving, and all of the stylists are well prepared to handle the needs of natural hair. An in-salon color-and-highlight specialist can also shift roles to smooth skin with facial waxing, and a nail technician focuses solely on keratin residing below the neck, enhancing nails' natural beauty with mani-pedis, acrylic nails, and nail design. They can also impart beauty tips during makeup applications and can easily tend to the beauty needs of larger groups such as wedding parties or competitive conga-liners.
The stylists at Avola Lanza Hair & Nail Studio have more than 180 years of collective experience in the beauty industry, many of which they spent at high-profile institutes such as Aveda and Toni & Guy.?They draw on their impressive knowledge to craft haircuts that don't just anticipate trends, but also flatter their clients' natural features. These stylists are also color specialists, bringing vibrancy to hair that's still stuck in the black-and-white era of the 1920s. For inspiration, they need not look further than the space in which they work; the salon's abstract artworks and contemporary track lighting create an atmosphere that allows creativity to flourish.
Lynda Dunaway, a graduate of the Aveda Institute, isn't content to keep creating the same ole' styles. Consistently educating herself on the latest techniques in her field, Lynda lovingly creates a unique look that best reflects each client's personality and lifestyle. She's not just about cutting, coloring, or smoothening hair, though?she also performs waxing and nail services, as well as cranial massages designed to help clients feel as good as they look.