The staff at Shannon Michael Salon, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, are not ones to learn through trial and error. Rather, they go through purposeful monthly training to stay apace of the latest trends and techniques. Haircuts and coloring from pro- and master-level stylists testify to the success of their mission, with results both elegant and cutting edge. The staff also deliver elaborate nail services, such as hot-stone manicures and peppermint foot masks with warm towels and hand and foot massages.
Stylist Dagmar Cianelli opened The Hair Studio & Day Spa in 1980 with the aim of bringing high-end beauty treatments to the ladies and gents of Delaware. Though she has since passed the hair-dryer-shaped torch to her son and current owner, Stephen, Dagmar remains on staff, snipping and smoothing 'dos with haircuts and doses of keratin. The Cianellis are joined by a team of fellow hair artists, aestheticians, nail techs, and bodywork pros who pamper bodies from head to toe—and release tension from muscles and minds.
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.
J.Bentley Studio & Spa’s beauticians and relaxation experts find their own nooks within the studio’s 7,500 square feet of space, working their beauty-boosting magic for their respective specialties. Before massages, manicures, and other services begin, visitors can unload their stresses with sips of complimentary espresso or admire the studio’s earthy motif, present in its wooden accents and pillows stuffed with Mother Nature’s hair. J.Bentley’s knowledgeable staff, that includes an in-house Keratin Complex educator, was pivotal in the studio’s earning a spot on TheBestofColumbus.com's beauty list and frequently recommends products for clients to use at home, such as skin treatments from Obagi.
Kenneth's Hair Salons and Day Spas transform lackluster locks into magnificent manes with flattering, fashion-forward cuts and expert styling. During a cut and style, a master designer will reawaken hair's inner beauty with a consultation, considering each client's desires, hair texture, face shape, and engine displacement before suggesting a blueprint for a sexy new style. As the haircare treatment progresses, customers can enjoy soaking up as much of the modern, welcoming atmosphere as possible while the stylist reveals trade tips and tricks, and recommends products to attain a fresh-from-the-salon look at home. Each master designer stylist comes to Kenneth's with extensive experience in taming human insubordinate frizz, and continues studying emerging cut and styling techniques to make sure each new 'do swings and swishes in harmony with the latest advances in shearing science.
Before modern-day salons, barbershops were a haven for masculine camaraderie with a side of hair services. When Joe Grondin, a master barber of more than 30 years, opened the first Roosters Men's Grooming Center, he worked to recapture that ambiance, but updated the styling techniques. Today, gents there revel in a slow-paced atmosphere and contemporary services. Patrons sit comfortably during cuts that culminate with aftershave and a dash of powder on the neck and vintage facial shaves, complete with a cleansing and towels warmed by hugs from bald eagles. The stylists and barbers only enlist professional products from brands such as American Crew and Woody's, which are tailored to male hair and emanate fragrances like a bouquet from a Camaro.