Stacie Spears has learned plenty in her 10 years as an aesthetician. She specializes in brows and Brazilian waxes, but one of her marquee services is the four-layer facial, a nourishing regimen of European seaweed that makes the skin glow like Edison's mother when she first heard about her son's invention. At Salon Loft, she offers this specialty, as well as numerous other facials, waxing services, and custom spray tans. She's also a makeup artist who founded her own company, meaning she's trained to amplify beauty from the deepest pore to the outermost layer of blush.
First Nails and Spa's express manicure tempers time-strapped talons in a trice with gentle cuticle care, a soothing exfoliation with all-natural Qtica sugar scrub, and a professional hand massage with your choice of polish. If your digits are dramatically damaged, or you just like to be pampered, you can use your Groupon instead for $20 toward a more-expensive manicure or pedicure service. The First Class Manicure ($35) tops off the express with a super-hydrating hand mask and heated hand wrap, while the Luxury Manicure ($45) one-ups even that with a paraffin-wax treatment and the top-of-the-line Qtica product, Qtica Black. An express, First Class, or Luxury Pedicure ($35–$65), on the other foot-hand, will help heartbroken toes prove to last summer’s sandals that they're totally over it.
Led by board-certified physicians, the staff at Central Ohio Skin Care combats signs of aging with aggressive yet minimally invasive treatments. As the aesthetic division of Central Ohio Skin and Cancer, whose physicians' specialties include general dermatology and dermatologic surgery, pediatric dermatology, and dermatopathology, the facility is equipped to offer advanced skincare treatments and medical-grade products.
Cosmetic dermatologists diminish wrinkles with Botox and dermal fillers, and treat psoriasis, nail disorders, and spider veins. The team of doctors and aestheticians uses intense-pulsed light to remove hair or rejuvenate skin damaged by the sun or the high winds of a Tilt-A-Whirl and freshens complexions with chemical peels or diamond-tip microdermabrasion sessions.
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).
Tracey and Helyn, nail technicians at Mandarin Salon & Day Spa, utilize their over 50 years of collective experience to pamper patrons' hands and feet with an array of nail services. Aromatherapy soaks, exfoliating treatments, towel wraps, and massages come with their spa mani-pedis, and the two are happy to add softening paraffin treatments to manicures and soothing hot rocks to pedicures. After clients indulge in these relaxing treatments, they choose colorful lacquers from an inventory that includes long-lasting OPI Gelcolor and Axxium gel polish. The duo also applies acrylics to natural nails that are damaged, short, or just shy, sculpting them with pink and white powders for a natural looking extension of your own nails that can be polished with a choice of colors or left natural.
Serenity by Elizabeth Ann is the good-looking brainchild of Liz Rapp and the crown jewel of Cala Luna Salon on State Street. Liz draws on her skills as a massage therapist and aesthetician to pamper bodies all over, soothing sore muscles one minute and extracting blackheads the next. Custom facials are her specialty, and she offers five varieties designed to meet her clients' specific needs. Whether they opt for the intensive deep-pore-cleansing facial or the Quick Pick Me Up facial, clients can expect to leave the salon feeling refreshed and revitalized.