As a child, Michael Cremar would watch, rapt, as his mother––a hairstylist of 28 years––enhanced a person’s natural beauty using nothing more than a pair of scissors and a little creativity. Inspired by his mom's magical touch, Cremar decided to follow in her footsteps, leading him to undergo rigorous training at the Aveda Institute, where he earned his cosmetology license. Today, he performs his own small miracles inside Shear Beauty, making dead ends disappear with a simple flick of his wrist and transforming frizzy, rebellious locks into smooth, straight strands with keratin treatments. Not content to limit his styling expertise to hair, he also offers waxing services to leave skin looking smooth and soft, as well as manicures and pedicures to soothe digits left stressed after a long week of typing, texting, or scratching the backs of itchy statues.
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.
Vials of vitamins stand guard in Dr. Satya Bharmota MD’s clinic, awaiting their turn to bolster patients’ carefully tailored diets during personalized weight-loss sessions. Dr. Bharmota draws from more than 35 years of experience in nutrition, pharmacotherapy, and behavior modification as she prescribes healthy eating and lifestyle habits, which, with help from vitamins, Adipex supplements, and balanced diets of unprocessed foods, can help patients to shed extra pounds and maintain fitter physiques. Dr. Bharmota’s program is also adaptable for children, helping kids to lose weight by removing the hefty string-theory textbooks in their backpacks and filling their plates with nutrients specialized for their growing bodies.
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.
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.
The staff at Allvera Body Wrap & Wellness Center's Dublin location, soon opening a location in Grandview, is dedicated to balancing body and mind. To do this, aestheticians, acupuncturists, and massage therapists 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 BareMinerals and HydroPeptides skin care lines.