When thinning out her eyebrows as a young woman, Saima Bukhari discovered something surprising: she was pretty good at this whole beauty thing. Soon, she was helping her friends improve their looks, a passion that would lead her to stints as a Lancôme makeup artist and student at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy. She opened Glow Medical Spa and Salon with her husband, using her University of Cincinnati education to help share her talents with the public. Together with her staff, she manages wily heads with custom haircuts and styling, including coloring and full and partial highlights for men and women. When not busy culling body hair with waxing and laser hair removal, staffers expand their relaxation services to the whole body during mani-pedis, facials, and five different massage modalities. They also administer dermal fillers and injections to reverse the signs of aging, and tighten skin with the FDA-approved SmartLipo system.
Inside Glow, crystal chandeliers droop down to illuminate rich wooden floors, blending with natural sunlight, a welcoming fireplace, and flickering candles to bathe visitors in soothing rays. A comfy waiting room replete with tea cookies and pastries showcases the salon's products from brands such as Éminence Organic Skin Care and Bumble and bumble. Inspirational messages pepper the decor, with decorative signs reminding visitors to "glow," "dream," and "don't store extra bubblegum in hair."
The staff at Styles of India focuses solely on the art of hair removal to shape brows and remove unwanted fuzz across the entire physique. An ancient technique, threading makes use of pure cotton strands, rolled and lifted along the face and eyebrows to remove hair in a straight line—ideal for eyebrows or sculpting sideburns into the style Benjamin Franklin sported: lightning bolts. The technicians at Styles of India are also adept with wax, removing unwanted hair from legs, arms, and bikini lines.
Owners Daniel and Maria Brown oversee experienced stylists who skillfully perform an array of beautifying services, from haircuts and straightening treatments to facials and massages. In addition, they extract unwanted hair with Alexandria sugar paste and detoxify pores with body wraps. They also accentuate features with permanent makeup, which can streamline a person’s morning routine so they can spend more time engaged in staring contests with their pets before work.
Great Skin Spa & Skincare's experienced aestheticians fight complexion imperfections, from blemishes to wrinkles, with nonsurgical spa treatments. Staffers analyze each client's skin to determine the most beneficial products as well as dole out instructions on how to maintain a healthy face between appointments. Chemical peels and resurfacing procedures slough away layers of dull cells, and gentle microcurrents lift and firm facial muscles better than a microscopic Bowflex. Waxing treatments leave skin silky smooth, and makeup applications enhance natural beauty for weddings, proms, and other special events.
The skincare experts at Serenity – Rx Skin Care & Spa know that, when it comes to looks, it's the little things that matter. That's why their signature treatments target skin's finest details, nixing problematic blemishes including sun damage, fine lines, and age spots with customized facial that are safe for any skin type. Technicians also knead away accumulated stress with massage sessions and practice dermaplaning, which removes excess fuzz with targeted waxing treatments. Services unfold within private treatment rooms replete with elegant accents, soothing music, and coffee and teas made with purified water.
The aestheticians at Jackie's Spa specialize in treatments that leave skin glowing. They augment facials with techniques such as vacuum suction or brush cleansing, exfoliate skin with fragrant lavender-salt scrubs, and mix ingredients such as french green clay, marine algae, and seaweed into active body masks. For complete smoothness, they also wax away unwanted body hair and apply moisturizing paraffin.