The acclaimed eikön Hair Lounge was the brainchild of scalp-styling whiz Stephen Graham. Graham's idea was to assemble a group of top-notch stylists and empower them to explore their creative impulses and define their own sensibilities. It's easy to see why this eclectic approach appeals to Graham. The hairstylist harbors an artistic streak himself, and studied ceramic engineering in college. The melting-pot milieu at eikön has won an equally diverse set of clients. The salon was dubbed Best Hair Salon by Whirl magazine, and team hairstylist by the Pittsburgh Passion, a women's football squad fed up with Vidal Sassoon's insistence that they not wear helmets. :]]
Certified beauticians convene in Hair Symmetry's well-lit salon and merge their modern sensibilities with clients' unique traits and goals to produce fashions both beautiful and tailored to the wearer. The salon's hair stylists leverage a roster of products, including Big Sexy Hair, ColorProof, and Moroccanoil, as they use deft scissor skills to refashion hairdos into modern headscapes and add colors so rich they could purchase real estate at the ends of a rainbow. Nail technicians dote on digits as clients kick back and relish the trimming and shaping of their fingers and toes, a process punctuated by applications of colorful OPI polishes and the Shellac Gel System by CND.
Stylists at Dolce' Vita Salon & Spa know that living the sweet life isn't just about being rich; it's about feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin. So they try to help their clients retain sharper images with professional haircuts, color, and keratin hair-smoothing treatments that make hair sleeker and enable it to fit back into its prom hat. Their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed—clients voted Dolce' Vita the best salon in Wexford in Trib Total Media’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. To keep the good vibes flowing below the shoulders, the spa also offers spa services that include Swedish or deep-tissue massage, custom facials, and Minx Nails mani-pedis.
Tending to bodies for more than 30 years, The Skin Center Medical Spa enhances innate beauty through noninvasive laser treatments, anti-aging skin therapies, and cosmetic enhancements. Conceived by Dr. Dominic Brandy, the current medical director at three Pittsburgh locations, and overseen by the Columbus location's medical director, Dr. Fernando Colon, the minimally invasive QuickLift mini face-lift helps tighten the lower face, neck, and jawline with a dramatically shortened recovery time. The Skin Center's experts revitalize all components of the face, targeting veins, hair, or Mona Lisa–shaped birthmarks through surgical solutions and high-tech injections. Vascular surgeons Dr. Marios Panayides and Dr. Jason Tomsic specialize in minimally invasive surgeries such as such as endovenous laser ablation, phlebectomy, and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy to serve skin below the head.
Every so often, a client enters Attitude Styles for a haircut, only to end up in a police car. And they smile the whole time. That’s because the police car is actually a tot-sized salon chair where tykes can lounge while friendly stylists trim their hair. In addition to children’s haircuts, the team creates trendy cuts and updos for adults. Tykes and teens also can attend one of Attitude Styles’ classes or parties to learn new braiding, feathering, and updo techniques.
With 60 years of combined styling experience, the Allure Hair Designs & Mini Spa owners, Tami McCleary and Judy Campbell, wield high-quality hair products to deliver an extensive menu of services. Experienced tress tamers crop unruly coifs with cuts for women ($36+) and men ($27+), soothe stressed strands with a relaxing shampoo and style ($25+), and coax stubborn ponytails into dignified updos ($55+) more effectively than threatening to take away their scrunchie privileges. Opt for a color retouch ($45+), or subtly or dramatically enhance hair with partial foil highlights ($55+), putting strands in the hands of staff members who strive to maintain and improve texture as they work in a new shade. Stylists keep up-to-date with mane-modifying techniques by attending local and national seminars, studying under experts such as What Not to Wear ’s Nick Arrojo and at New York’s Wella Studio, and gazing intently into crystal balls to determine clients' innermost styling desires before each appointment.
The Body Bar is an ideal place for a body makeover, thanks to amenities that tend to one’s fitness, beauty, and relaxation needs. The gym floor is home to ellipticals, treadmills, Cybex weight-training machines, and rubber-coated dumbbells, as well as fitness studios where instructors teach yoga, Zumba, and a cardio-circuit workout. A trio of tanning beds adds bronzy definition to newly acquired muscles, while waxing services make skin smooth. To top it off, The Body Bar’s team of massage therapists dwell inside of 10 private massage rooms, performing Swedish, aromatherapy, and hot-stone massages that relieve sore muscles and boost circulation, an especially important benefit for those who have just worked out or those who need to get an A on their upcoming blood test.