Rachel Cooper specializes in color. She brandishes her tint brush deftly, whether crafting natural looks or dipping ends in a bold, punky hue. In addition to executing chameleon-esque color changes, Cooper snips locks, shapes 'dos, and waxes what hairs her clients don't want. She's been in the beauty industry since the invention of combs, which was almost 15 years ago.
J.Bentley’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, which was pivotal in the studio’s earning a spot on TheBestofColumbus.com's beauty list, also frequently recommends products for clients to use at home, such as skin treatments from Obagi.
Natural light floods through the salon's large front windows onto leather sofas and a painting of budding tulips. Amid these comforting accents, skilled aestheticians pamper their clients from scalp to toe with indulgent hair-, skin-, and nailcare services. They hydrate strands with invigorating hot-oil treatments and use facials to help reverse damage caused by stress, poor diet, or environmental hazards such as sunshine. The staff also removes unwanted sideburns and mustaches with wax and thread.
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.
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.
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.
For 17 years, bridal parties and prom-goers have strutted confidently into the ballroom thanks in part to Amanda Walter. Behind the scenes of formal events is where Amanda shines, prepping guests of honor for their big day by sculpting updos and formal hairstyles. But for those who don't want to get married or stage a write-in campaign for office prom queen to have their hair styled by a pro, she also helms a chair at Ultimate Image Salon, servicing the general public with the same steady hand and fashion-savvy eye during haircuts, chemical treatments, and coloring services.