At Permanent Make Up and Skin Rejuvenation, located inside Gahanna Skin Care, skilled nail and laser technicians specialize in permanent makeup?a tattoo-like procedure that implants organic pigments strategically onto the skin. Using that technique, technicians are able to impart smudge-proof, water-proof, and pie-fight-proof eyeliner and lip liner, fill-in sparse brows, or even add a beauty mark to her clients' faces. To ensure the results match clients' expectations, the staff administers a careful consultation to determine if the treatment is a good fit and also customizes each pigment for a natural, flattering effect.
Beauty at Hand supplements its exhaustive list of services with a few small perks that turn any treatment into a relaxing, revitalizing visit. From the massage chairs and footbaths of the salon's nail-service area to the white drapes and foliage that flank the main space, few touches go unnoticed by incoming clients. Licensed nail technicians carry the weight of the signature services, which range from lavish spa treatments to applications of OPI Axxium gel, acrylics, and nail art. Beyond the bread and butter of nailcare, the staff also oversees UV-free tanning-bed sessions, adds a dash of sass with 3-D Beauty lash extensions, and smoothens out the skin with precise facial waxing. The staff even performs manicures and pedicures for children, allowing kids to further misunderstand what it means to get caught red handed.
Owner Melissa Gilbert helms a professional staff of trained stylists that crafts new hairstyles, revitalizes hair color, and removes unwanted facial fuzz with waxing treatments. Each service begins with a consultation, during which the stylist can assess each client?s cut and make recommendations based on hair and skin type, condition of strands, and the color of their foulmouthed parrot sidekick. The salon accommodates all species of hair, as stylists are trained to deal with all hair types, including long, curly, and invisible. Studio M is dedicated to creating a memorable experience with impeccable service, such as the hair coloring performed by certified organic colorists, who use non-toxic products and quality ingredients.
College students explore plenty of options to fund their education—waiting tables, working in the library, moonlighting as birthday clowns—but these ventures are usually temporary. When Charity Hawk began doing nails in 1999 to pay for college, her client roster began to grow, rapidly. She says, “I realized then, this is what you go to college for,” and being a nail technician became her career. Her clients, some of whom have been with her for more than 10 years, get pampered in the space Refuge at the Mill, formerly known as Nails by Charity, where dark hardwood floors and sheer black curtains balance stucco-textured walls, giving the salon an elegant, vintage feel.
In mani-pedis enhanced with sugar scrubs and moisture masks, Charity coats nails with polish by OPI and formaldehyde-free Zoya as shiatsu massage chairs ease stress. Charity is most adept at working with acrylic nails, on which she uses only Entity products. Her years of experience have given her a talent for correcting acrylics gone awry without reapplying them, damaging the natural nail bed, or forcing them to go to detention.
Heads Turn Salon's modern interior with lofted-ceilings, floating product displays, and track lighting provides staffers with inspiration as they perform a variety of beauty treatments. Stylists and skincare experts work side by side to give their clients new looks. Stylists offer haircuts, color treatments, and relaxers, while skincare workers use natural fruit enzymes to repair and rejuvenate skin during in-depth facials. Heads Turn also offers mani-pedis as well as massages.
At Summer J Pedicure Lounge & Boutique, visitors can kick off a pedicure by sinking their feet into a basin of water and cucumber slices?or they can shop an array of blouses, jeans, and handbags. The shop is a double threat, but it's best known as a mani-pedi purveyor, thanks to its team of expert nail technicians. They brighten extremities with an array of treatments, from a spa manicure with a peppermint hand mask to a foot soak and a relaxation massage.