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.
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]]
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, 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.
The expert eyes of Hair Instinct's experienced stylists size up cranial auras, assess the skin's deepest desires, and plot out prettifying plans with practiced ease. One-up chameleons with a color and cut ($80+) or layer in a spectrum-spanning shimmer with a full set of highlights ($74+). Faces in need of pampering and primping can banish roughness and revitalize tone with a facial ($65+), employing skincare products by A Natural Difference, and customers waging all-out war against the passage of time can apply the Groupon to Botox services ($300–$350 for 21–25 units; approximately $14 per unit). Botox and other medispa services, such as lip augmentation, are performed by VDL-certified John D. Ryan III, DDS. Call for more information and to make an appointment, as reservations are necessary.
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.
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.