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.
Tasking themselves with the ambitious goal of "redefining beauty and style", the artists at Dani La'Rose Salon leave no aesthetic stone unturned. Under the hundreds of crystals that comprise the day spa's fairy-tale chandelier, visitors lounging in sumptuous black leather seats consider their options. Will today be the day for a pedicure, complete with a plush, massaging chair? Or will they opt for an hour-long, full-body massage? How about a haircut, or a facial peel? The options are exhaustive, but with a little guidance from a stylist or aesthetician, guests can land on beautification suited to special events or everyday looks.
The founder of Beyond Beauty Skin Care always knew she was interested in running a company. She helped her parents at their family business for 10 years before realizing there was still something missing, though. An aesthetic license, which she received in 2002, filled that gap. She could then work closely with people, helping them reach individual beauty goals. To help them towards those goals, she spent several years in a high-end spa learning techniques for combating the signs of age that occur naturally over the years. She can also bring to bear a combination of techniques, from alternative medicine to more traditional microdermabrasion, against acne, hyper pigmentation, and rosacea. Companies such as PCA, Skinceuticals, Obagi, Guinot, and others help equip her for this work.
The depilation artists at Brow Art 23's boutique produce carefully sculpted eyebrows and perform precision threading and waxing services. During their signature eyebrow-threading services, the boutique's technicians wield two threads over fuzzy body surfaces to pull out fine hairs or sculpt fuzz into neat shapes quickly and effortlessly. Their arsenal of eyebrow-pampering products also includes angled eyebrow brushes, stencils, and makeup to glam up bland brows and keep new looks fresh at home. Threading can also be done on other parts of the body besides the face, leaving any area smooth or remaining hair formed into the name Denise. The boutique also offers henna tattoos and eyelash extensions, rounding out its suite of beautifying services.
Despite its warm, inviting atmosphere, Jiva MedSpa offers clinical beauty services that go above and beyond those offered by the average day spa or fairy godmother. Here, a staff of physicians, registered nurses, and medical aestheticians fine-tune guests' facades using advanced technology. Medical-grade microdermabrasion and pharmaceutical-grade skin products refine complexions, while injectables such as Botox, Juv?derm, and Radiesse address signs of aging. The team also employs noninvasive laser systems to reduce the appearance of acne, smooth wrinkles, and remove unwanted hair.
Signature Service: All-Over Highlights
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Libby Mastbaum, stylist at Salon Ventures, specializes in making men, women, and kids look their best. For the men and children, she snips out dapper or mussed styles. When it comes to women, she pulls out all the styling stops with a slew of services, including giving hair a sleek shine with a flat-iron style session. For longer-lasting make-overs, she performs color services, particularly all-over highlights, which give hair more depth and dimension than a Stargate at the deep end of the public swimming pool.