Stylist Dagmar Cianelli opened The Hair Studio & Day Spa in 1980 with the aim of bringing high-end beauty treatments to the ladies and gents of Delaware. Though she has since passed the hair-dryer-shaped torch to her son and current owner, Stephen, Dagmar remains on staff, snipping and smoothing 'dos with haircuts and doses of keratin. The Cianellis are joined by a team of fellow hair artists, aestheticians, nail techs, and bodywork pros who pamper bodies from head to toe?and release tension from muscles and minds.
J.Bentley Studio & Spa?s beauticians and relaxation experts find their own nooks within the studio?s 7,500 square feet of space, working their beauty-boosting magic for their respective specialties. Before massages, manicures, and other services begin, visitors can unload their stresses with sips of complimentary espresso or admire the studio?s earthy motif, present in its wooden accents and pillows stuffed with Mother Nature?s hair. J.Bentley?s knowledgeable staff, that includes an in-house Keratin Complex educator, was pivotal in the studio?s earning a spot on TheBestofColumbus.com's beauty list and frequently recommends products for clients to use at home, such as skin treatments from Obagi.
Before modern-day salons, barbershops were a haven for masculine camaraderie with a side of hair services. When Joe Grondin, a master barber of more than 30 years, opened the first Roosters Men's Grooming Center, he worked to recapture that ambiance, but updated the styling techniques. Today, gents there revel in a slow-paced atmosphere and contemporary services. Patrons sit comfortably during cuts that culminate with aftershave and a dash of powder on the neck and vintage facial shaves, complete with a cleansing and towels warmed by hugs from bald eagles. The stylists and barbers only enlist professional products from brands such as American Crew and Woody's, which are tailored to male hair and emanate fragrances like a bouquet from a Camaro.
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.
Amid a roomy 7,000-square-foot space, the attentive staff at Beauty Addict Salon & Spa ushers spa-goers to and fro, as they treat them to a range of beautifying services. Whether stepping into the haven solo or as part of a group, clients will receive their technician's full attention during treatments, such as highlights with Balayage hair-coloring techniques, Shellac manicures, and eyelash perms. Advanced LED services including SpaWhite teeth-whitening sessions and Lumiere light therapy—which helps stimulate collagen production and reverse the signs of aging—infiltrate the spa menu as well. In addition, the spa's organic, vegan spray tan bronzes the body without the need for UV rays or homemade beds constructed from Easy-Bake ovens.
Courtney Sharrock, an Aveda trained hair stylist, specializes in modern cuts, dry hair texturizing, and creative color techniques including ombre. Also a lashologist, she frames her clients' peepers with individually bonded lash extensions available in full-sets or the more subtle cat eye sets, which she applies to the corners of the eyes only.