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.
The Reagle Beagle specializes in manscaping —not covering gentlemen in AstroTurf, but rather focusing exclusively on top-notch grooming and hairstyles for men. The house haircut far exceeds the average buzz-and-go in both quality and satisfaction. Under the hands of experienced stylist Lynette, you'll get a detailed hair, brow, and ear trim to shape and shorten scalp hairs and tame strays that have attempted to migrate down the face. In addition to those depilatory delights, you'll get a mini facial massage, the soothing warmth of hot-steam face towels, a cooling menthol shampoo, a revitalizing under-eye treatment for naturally occurring shiners, and a hot-stone neck massage sure to ease pain and produce an overwhelming sensation of wellness.
Marty Bianculli’s career spans nearly four decades—that’s almost one year for each of the more than 40 awards he has received for his work. At the top of that long list of awards sit the National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association’s coveted Hairstylist of the Year award and two consecutive wins as the Ohio State Hairstylist of the Year. At Mark Philips Salon/Spa, Bianculli draws on his extensive knowledge to guide a team of beauty professionals as they precariously juggle shears and perform salon and spa services such as haircuts, massages, and body sugaring. While skin absorbs moisture from organic Tela skincare products, strands bathe in the salon’s own signature formulas.
Aquage, OPI, Wella?these are just three of the professional name-brand products the stylists at Savvy Salon use to beautify their clients. They sprinkle these products over heads during shampoos and styles and use them to primp nails during manicures. Devoted to the health of its clients' hair, Savvy Salon uses products free of harsh chemicals whenever possible, such as during an ammonia-free color gloss, formaldehyde-free keratin treatment, and 100% vegan miracle hair repair.