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.
A member of the international Smart Tan network, Bronze FX Tanning provides its clients with the most up-to-date tanning intelligence by insisting that each tanning technician undergo certification through the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. UV-free Mystic Tan booths spritz skin with bronzer using specialized nozzles that polarize the solutions, allowing them to better adhere to the skin’s surface. The salon also offers multiple UV options, including low-pressure Tanses and Celsius VHR beds, each with 52 bulbs, as well as a high-pressure Ultrabronz bed, which uses 18 1,000-watt bulbs to produce a darker tan and enhance teddy bears with natural highlights in just 30 minutes.
It’s fitting that nail technician Lisa Suarez works within Blake Rose Salon & Spa. After all, she has made a habit of going the extra mile to help her clients look and feel beautiful. All of her natural nail services, for example, come with a complimentary sugar scrub that leaves skin smooth and exfoliated. Aside from traditional manicures and pedicures, Lisa applies attention-grabbing acrylic nails that screech the national anthem when dragged across a chalkboard.
The latest tanning technology and finest products await customers at Bronze Tan Studios, where high-quality beds, spray-tan booths, and a professional staff help transform sallow skin into burnished bodies. Shade shifters will appreciate a month of unlimited “Gold Club” tanning (a $49.99 value) with their choice of three different bed styles. Extra-pallid novices and 19th-century horror writers can build up their base tans with the Ultra Bed, which features three facial tanners and full-body cooling fans. The Booster Bed provides time-crunched tanners with excellent color upgrades in only 10 minutes, allowing them to quickly get back to evading police manhunts. Stand-up tanners, meanwhile, can darken their dermises while honing their observational humor in the no-contact Sundazzler while a high-performance dual-speed body fan alleviates flop sweat.
At Amazing Grace Productions, owner and licensed aesthetician Amber Preston brings her training from Aveda Institute Columbus to help clients achieve their most striking iterations through a full menu of salon services. Amber likes to keep things personal, devoting full attention to each person who walks through the door or rappels through the skylight. Before administering each custom facial, she thoroughly analyzes clients’ skin and whips up a tailored blend of ingredients sensitive to their issues. Amber’s flexible hours cater to devout nine-to-fivers by keeping flexible hours most weekdays—staying open until 11:45 p.m. Thursday and Friday—and always opening her doors on weekends.
Integrated Touch and Bodywork's skilled, licensed technicians deftly remove unwanted hair, clearing the path for swimsuit season. Delicate hands smooth over targeted areas with hard wax or soy wax, which locks on to the follicle-fillers, enabling quick removal of the hair all the way down to the roots. Lasting approximately 45–60 minutes, the process leaves a path of smooth skin that can remain sleek up to four weeks, easily enough time to infiltrate the secret mannequin cabal.