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.
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.
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.
Perfect Image's salon services refresh coiffeurs of every kind and its spa ministrations bring new vim to tired skin. The strand sorcerers on staff consult with clients before shampooing, snipping, and blow-drying their locks into coiffured majesty ($37+). When hair is unwelcome at the body party, aestheticians will kick it to the curb after meticulously daubing warm azulene body wax around eyebrows ($13), lips ($10), underarms ($20), and other areas seeking follicle liberation. Meanwhile, indulgent hides can pour over Perfect Image's extensive list of facial treatments including the Eclat Cocoon facial, which—like a paranoid umpire—swaddles visages in a double mask before unveiling refreshed skin ($85).
Sweet & Sassy’s stylists pamper kids during fun spa treatments incorporating lots of bubblegum pink, sugary treats, and glitter. As youngsters lounge on tangerine pillows, they receive kid-calibrated manicures and pedicures featuring sparkly nail art and toe rings. Gentle, sweet-smelling concoctions turn facials into a kid-friendly experience, and ear-piercing services add age-appropriate glam. For birthday parties, celebrants can arrive in the spa’s pink limousine before strutting down the runway in Sweet & Sassy’s glittery gowns.
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.