For more than 28 years, stylist Luann Albert has helped clients—including three former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterbacks—get ready for getting seen. Her crack-team of 12 stylists and cosmetologists operate out of a homey studio, full of throw rugs, curio cabinets, and hardwood floors with absolutely no telltale hearts beneath them. Luann cuts and styles hair, but also levels up manes with keratin smoothing sessions and permanent-wave treatments.
Within private and semiprivate rooms, staffers rejuvenate the non-scalp parts of clients with four facials that use Bioelements products, five nail services, and a range of massages, such as the deep-tissue, hot-stone, or less-practiced heavy-boulder massage developed at the Wile E. Coyote School of Beauty.:m]]
In a private studio tucked away at Style Suites, Angel Peterson wields her shears with style, performing haircuts, color, and restorative treatments. Surrounded by shining hardwood floors and granite counters, clients can take a seat in Angel's chair for all-over color, quick shampoos and blowouts, or up to 20 inches of hair extensions.
Hairstyling by Samantha’s staff splashes color and style into hair with a wide range of services. Armed with products from brands such as Aquage, BaByliss, Pureology, Rusk, and Wahl, the stylists set to work on locks, curling them, adding waves, or emphasizing dimension with highlights. The licensed staff, who engage in continuing education, can also prep grooms and bridal parties, making sure a bride’s hair doesn’t outstrip her gown in length.
The trained tress-tamers at Salon Lofts know how to snip, dye, and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Specialists can expertly install partial weaves ($85), add accent color to colloquial coiffures ($65+), and strap in shine with a super-shine gloss treatment seatbelt ($45+). Or opt for nail services and enjoy expertly manicured finger lawns and toe topiaries ($40+ for a spa manicure and pedicure) (services and prices may vary by location). Call ahead or go online to schedule your appointment.
Radiance Salon proprietor Tracy Teutsch arms her brigade of stylists with organic hair and skincare products for haircuts, color treatments, and basic spa services. Highlights and keratin hair-smoothing treatments adorn or de-frizz dos, and regular or shellac-gel polish adorns fingers and toes. Patrons can pamper their mugs with skin-refreshing facials and face-deforesting lip and eyebrow waxes.