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.
For some salons, threading is just an afterthought—a treatment tacked onto a long list of services in an attempt to stay abreast of the latest trends. But at Exquisite Threading, the ancient Indian art is front and center, headlining a treatment menu that bears little else beyond facials, body waxing, and intricate henna treatments. The focus allows the shop's eyebrow artists, who average 10 years of experience, to concentrate on creating clean, elegant arches in an environment free from the din of blow dryers. The threading process relies solely upon the quick loopings of a 100% cotton string, which whisks away facial hair without the irritation of shaving or the seasonal limitations of bobbing for hot caramel apples.:
Exquisite Threading's eyebrow-fashioning operation is led by a team of experienced threaders plying the ancient depilatory art in a soothing environment. Brow bearers seeking a refined look recline in the studio's comfy chairs as expert weavers adroitly lasso loitering hairs, expelling them at the root. A natural and chemical-free treatment, threading spares patrons much of the discomfort, swelling, and redness of waxing.
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).