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. Jerome Itzkoff and Dr. Marios Panayides and specialize in minimally invasive surgeries such as such as endovenous laser ablation, phlebectomy, and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy to serve skin below the head.
At Refuge at the Mill, Leah Parker and her staff?which includes five nail artists, three hair stylists, a massage therapist, and an aesthetician?cater to cosmetic needs and alleviate stress in a relaxing environment. Team members, many of whom tout more than a decade in the industry, meticulously sculpt nail tips and create hand-painted nail art accented with glitter and 3-D enhancements. Stylists foster new 'dos with haircuts and color, highlight, and curling services. Clients can also unwind with hot stone, pregnancy, or sports massages.
After sinking into the styling chair at J Caldwell Studio, clients can put their minds on autopilot as stylist and salon namesake Jason Caldwell skillfully lops off split ends and invigorates looks. He glazes frizz-cursed strands with two types of keratin treatments, each packed with enough protein to repair cuticles and fuel a lioness for three months in the Sahara. Aside from fashioning locks, Jason also gussies up eyes and lips with full makeup applications using products from Smashbox, M.A.C., and Mirabella.
At Nurtur the Salon, recently honored by Salon Today as a member of its 2010 Salon Today 200, patrons can acquire quality beautification services from an Aveda-trained staff skilled in spiffing up skin and nails. Nurtur's pampering professionals provide helpful services amid a striking atmosphere that features sleek furnishing and soothing tones. Each patron will receive a spa package that includes an essential manicure ($25) and essential pedicure ($40), which utilize intensive hydrating masques, essential oils, and only minimal bacon grease. Customers can also choose from one of three 15-minute facials: the Glow facial ($35) uses a plant-based exfoliating peel to eradicate fine lines and wrinkles, the Brighten facial ($25) diminishes dark spots and discoloration, and the Restore facial ($35) reverses the jabs of Father Time with its anti-aging treatment that lifts and firms skin. Additionally, a 10-minute chair massage ($15) smoothes out muscle knots and limbers up bodies for strenuous flying-squirrel photo shoots atop the jungle canopies of Columbus.
Before Karrie-Ann Kubatko, PhD became a professor at the Ohio State University, she was a chemist who worked with pigments designed for use in micropigmentation. She learned about both cosmetic and medical applications of pigments, mastering techniques used to accentuate facial features with color as well as methods for repigmentation of areolas and cleft lips. Her extensive education and research manifested into a simple goal: making women’s lives easier.
Karrie-Ann dreamed of waking up every morning with a face that was already made up, and figured other women probably felt the same. She puts her experience to practical use at Kalila, a beauty clinic specializing in permanent makeup. Clients commission treatments that enhance eyes, brows, and lips with organic pigments instead of intangible rainbows. Because Karrie-Ann recognizes the process is a commitment, the cost of each treatment also includes an initial consultation and one or two follow-up sessions to make any necessary adjustments.
To cut even more time off women’s beauty routines, Karrie-Ann performs mesotherapy, a facial treatment that improves skin’s appearance by lightly piercing skin with fine needles. By causing controlled injury to the skin, the treatments activate skin’s natural healing process. This encourages the production of collagen, which can fill shallow imperfections such as fine lines or scars caused by acne, chickenpox, or sandpaper pillowcases.
Derived from an Italian phrase that means trendy, Di Moda Salons cultivates a contemporary ambiance to reflect the work of its stylists. Di Moda has all the services you'd expect to find at a salon—cuts, highlights, and blowouts. But a flattering do often hinges on subtleties, such as the salon's undercuts, peekaboo highlights, and expertly applied relaxers. When stylists aren't primping natural tresses, they're adding volume and length with hair extensions, which come in natural shades and temporary accent colors. Clients complete their looks with waxing, sunless tanning, eyelash extensions, and makeup applications.