Drawing upon the experience she?s gained in her more than two decades as a cosmetology instructor, Roya artfully enhances lips, lids, and brows with permanent cosmetics. After an initial consultation to select color and design, Roya uses a hygienic needling procedure to deliver indelible ink into the dermal layer of the skin. With proper care, including using sunscreen and not swimming in lakes filled with bleach, permanent makeup can stay vibrant for years.
Natural light floods through the salon's large front windows onto leather sofas and a painting of budding tulips. Amid these comforting accents, skilled aestheticians pamper their clients from scalp to toe with indulgent hair-, skin-, and nailcare services. They hydrate strands with invigorating hot-oil treatments and use facials to help reverse damage caused by stress, poor diet, or environmental hazards such as sunshine. The staff also removes unwanted sideburns and mustaches with wax and thread.
The licensed aestheticians at Bahia Beauty LLC embrace technology. They vanquish unwanted hair with electrolysis and laser treatments. They can also streamline makeup regimens with permanent makeup, a tattoo-like process that can eliminate the need for eyeliner, lip liner, or eyebrow pencil. The spa’s technology, however, doesn’t replace low-tech treatments—it complements them. The staff still brightens skin with organic chemical peels and uses old-school techniques—such as waxing, tweezing and threading—to reshape brows.
The iconic red-and-blue barber pole spins outside Willie's Barber Salon, drawing in men of all ages for classic gentlemanly grooming. Here, seasoned and smiling barber Dennis Overholts leans men back in his chair for hot towel treatments, razor shaves, and precision haircuts. Sooner or later, the subject of the Ohio State Buckeyes is bound to come up in small talk, as Dennis keeps a wealth of sports memorabilia on his walls to inspire conversation and bring fans together.
The ample hands-on experience that Aveda Institute's students receive in cosmetology, hair styling, and skincare is only one part of their extensive training. Even as these burgeoning professionals master more advanced techniques, their instructors work to impart a sense of social and environmental responsibility. These are the tenets of founder and environmentalist Horst M. Rechelbacher, whose vision of living in sync with nature led to Aveda's botanically based products for hair and skin.
At the institute, students cull knowledge from industry experts through extensive practical training under the supervision of mentors. Stylists learn how to cut hair and soothe stress with complimentary mini facials, makeup touchups, and horn sharpening. Future aestheticians restore balance to faces and bodies with relaxing skincare treatments.
To connect with both the local and global community, students also apply their efforts toward charity events such as Earth Month. This campaign helps raise funds for the Sierra Club, who in turn uses the donations to help protect sources of clean water worldwide. The Institute is also hosting an upcoming fashion benefit show on April 23, with procedes going to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Columbus.
Advanced Medical Laser Center's owner and certified cosmetic therapist, Cindy Joshi, expertly zaps fuzz from clients with quick pulses from a GentleYag or Gentlelase laser. For darker skin types, she wields the Cynosure Apogee Elite, which includes a NdYag mode for darker skin types. During each appointment, Cindy glides the laser’s beams over skin, where it blasts more than 100 hairs per second, like an insult comedian whose childhood was ruined by one bad haircut. In addition to evicting follicular skin invaders from epidermal terrains, Cindy is experienced in microdermabrasion, licensed in micropigmentation, and certified in cosmetic therapy.