Tracy DeJonge had long wanted to make a career out of helping people feel better both physically and emotionally, so acquiring her massage-therapy license from the State Medical Board of Ohio was a dream come true. She first began work at a chiropractor's office, where she gleaned insider training in deep-tissue techniques and learned the negative effects of using massage lotion when someone specifically asks for beef gravy. Now at her own massage studio in the relaxing confines of Advantage Fitness Club, Tracy continues to sideline chronic tension with hot-stone therapy, deep-tissue techniques, and sessions aimed at relaxation.
Tan Pro USA has been compensating for the less-than-ideal latitudinal coordinates of Ohio since 1998. It was then that they opened their first tanning outpost furnished with 30 UV beds, and they have since expanded operations to 43 stores throughout the state. They stock each location with ample tanning units, rendering appointments an archaic formality equivalent to gifting a sheep to your defense lawyer. After customers stroll in, they can slide into an Ergoline 1100, which boasts four ultra-performance facial tanners and two high-pressure shoulder tanners. Staffers advise which lotions enhance traditional tanning results along with explaining the benefits of the UV-free VersaSpa spray-tan booths. Harnessing infrared heat, VersaSpa booths impart a glow to entire physiques or targeted trouble areas, such as the inside of the armpits.
As one of the oldest cosmetology schools in the area, the Salon Schools Group has been churning out highly trained manicure mavens, visage revolutionaries, and overall bodily beautifiers for nearly eight decades. Drop by any location and let one of the up-and-coming cosmetologists stage a performance of their freshly honed skills under the supervision of an expert instructor before they matriculate to some of the finest salons in the area. Services, which vary by school location, include a cranberry bog facial from Westerville's spa menu, which cleanses and heals the skin with antioxidants and essential oils and, like any fruitful spelunking expedition, concludes with a shampoo and blow dry ($32.50). Heath's salon menu offers deluxe haircuts with a blow dry and curling-iron style ($9–$11) and cap highlights ($29–$30). Liberate upper lips and eyebrows from the tyranny of excess fuzz with a wax from Canal Winchester's spa offerings ($7 each), or sharpen your claws with the full set of sculptured nails offered on Karl Road's salon menu ($20). There are a slew of equally indulgent treatments at all seven locations. Go in for a marathon glam session before the office prom, or spread out services over multiple visits.
Led by board-certified physicians, the staff at Central Ohio Skin Care combats signs of aging with aggressive yet minimally invasive treatments. As the aesthetic division of Central Ohio Skin and Cancer, whose physicians' specialties include general dermatology and dermatologic surgery, pediatric dermatology, and dermatopathology, the facility is equipped to offer advanced skincare treatments and medical-grade products.
Cosmetic dermatologists diminish wrinkles with Botox and dermal fillers, and treat psoriasis, nail disorders, and spider veins. The team of doctors and aestheticians uses intense-pulsed light to remove hair or rejuvenate skin damaged by the sun or the high winds of a Tilt-A-Whirl and freshens complexions with chemical peels or diamond-tip microdermabrasion sessions.
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.
The newly opened Posh! Nail Bar combines the expertise of its nail technicians with a soothing salon environment to bring indulgent and eco-friendly nail services to countless fingers and toes. Your signature manicure begins with a natural cuticle softener to tenderize hardened nail frames, followed by a filing, cuticle curing, and buffing, wherein finger tops are shaped to symmetrical perfection. Skin mittens indulge in a gentle exfoliation and massage before being topped off with a non-toxic coat of polish, and each manicure comes with a complimentary polish change within seven days of the initial service. Toes will delight in a similarly relaxing treatment—they loll in an aromatherapy oil-infused foot soak. Your friendly foot buffer will banish calluses to an early grave before massaging walkers with a choice of natural floral scrubs and lotions. Match your toe polish to your fingers for a streamline effect, or choose a separate hue to differentiate between your phone dialers and your spaghetti twirlers.