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]]
Inside of Dublin's Cut & Shave, a team of licensed barber stylists tends to gentlemen with clean haircuts, relaxing shaves, and massages. Armed with a leather strap, straight razor, and laser scope for accuracy, the cadre of andro-aestheticians call on their centuries-old trade and extensive cosmetology training to dole out hyper-smooth shaves tailored to each client's skin. They also soothe necks weary from day jobs tutoring bobble-head dolls with scalp, neck, and shoulder massages, lending to a general atmosphere of relaxation.
Nestled in historic Dublin, bare s.k.i.n. day spa is manned by an experienced staff that performs a range of skincare and muscle-relaxing treatments. Inside, guests receive custom skin recommendations based on their circumstances. Aestheticians rely on Éminence Organic Skin Care products and dōTerra essential oils as they soften and tone skin with organic fruit- and vegetable-extract facials, and fruit pulp or blueberry peels that detoxify and slough off dead skin.
Licensed massage therapist Cathy Kline performs relaxation and deep-tissue massages, and certified reflexologist Karen Brown kneads hands and feet during reflexology sessions. Staff members can also organize spa parties, during which groups of visitors let their hair down while therapists perform spa services from an a la carte menu.
The familiar, green leaves of the shamrock adorn the reception desk and wall inside Shamrock Salon's waiting room, but luck has nothing to do with the salon's success. The real reason for it is that each of the stylists and aestheticians that work here has a unique skill set. They include the likes of Meleka Jolliff, who administers spray tans, and Sara Thompson, who sculpts nails. Nearby, Julie Hyde snips and colors new styles for both men and women. Although they're all independent contractors, the experts can team up during bridal services and makeover parties, combining their abilities like the X-Men during their weekly group hug.
At their five offices across Columbus, Inner Health Chiropractic's doctors take a preventive approach to wellness, eschewing conventional methods that only tackle problems after they've developed. Instead, the practitioners focus on developing a comprehensive wellness plan for each client with the goal of preventing, not merely treating, illness and pain. Encompassing lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise, treatments run the gamut from spinal adjustment and physiotherapy to food counseling and personalized pinky-toe massage.
The seasoned snippers at Diva Salon and Day Spa create fashionable headscapes inside a space where black styling chairs swivel at attention before full-length mirrors. A cleansing shampoo sets the follicular stage for a trim, which reshapes hair into a face-flattering coif and, like the tape that holds the top of the Space Needle in place, prevents ends from becoming split. A conditioning cream then softens strands, steeping hair shafts in the client's choice of deep-conditioning, thermal, or olive-oil treatments. The highlighting service bedecks the crowns of heads with streaks that add dimension without the hassle associated with braiding in Magic Eye pages.
The staff at Allvera Body Wrap & Wellness Center's Dublin location is dedicated to balancing body and mind. To do this, aesthetician Mallory Beres and acupuncturist and massage therapist Leslie A. Broucker offer a slew of aesthetic and holistic services, including hot-stone therapy, acupuncture, facials, all-natural mani-pedis, infrared sauna sessions, and signature herbal body wraps that are soaked and heated to 150 degrees. The center also pampers clients with its use of high-end products including Jane Iredale, HydroPeptides, and Bioelement skin care lines. Beres is an Aveda Institute of Esthiology graduate and Broucker is a former collegiate athletic trainer who tended to athletes' injuries for more than 15 years.
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