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.
Waxing may not be the most relaxing of spa services, but Bloom & Clover Wax Studio is out to change all that. Here, clients recline in comfy massage chairs during their hair-removal appointments. Meanwhile, the aestheticians do their part to make each session as quick and painless as possible, using hard and soft waxes to strip away unwanted fuzz from brows, lips, chins, underarms, backs, legs, and anywhere in-between. Besides traditional waxing, Bloom & Clover also offers sugaring?a form of hair removal that uses a vegan-friendly paste made from sugar, water, and lemon in place of the wax. Because the formula is all-natural, it's gentler on skin and typically causes less irritation while still rendering skin as smooth as a baby bald eagle's head.
Because they've been focusing their efforts on a single service since 1996, the staff of board-certified licensed cosmetic therapists at Radiant Laser Center
flaunt singular experience in helping women and men evict unwanted hair for good. The team calls on this expertise to treat hirsute areas as large as a full back and as small as the upper lip with their arsenal of laser technology. During each speedy treatment, these devices send pulses of light into hair follicles, damaging them and thereby disrupting future hair growth on nearly any skin type.
A Refinement Salon offers respite and relaxation with pampering beauty treatments. Services include hairstyling, mani-pedis, skincare, and makeup application. The staff also enhances eyes with lash extensions and smoothes skin with waxing.
The stylists and aestheticians at Bella Bronze Hair Salon and Tanning Studios strive to create a friendly, upbeat environment for clients who drop in for transformative beauty jaunts. Hair gets a time-out as stylists deftly cut or color it, drawing on their continuing education in the latest techniques as they transform coiffures to clients’ specifications. A nail technician stains talons with salon-caliber acrylics or OPI gels and other services to keep hands looking their best. The salon’s facials and peels rejuvenate all types of skin, which can also darken to a sun-kissed bronze in onsite tanning beds from brands such as Ergoline and Wolff. The SolarForce booth lets guests stay upright while gilding, and VersaSpa spray tanning evades both UV rays and beaches’ suit-snatching tidal waves while turning limbs a glowing copper.
Despite its warm, inviting atmosphere, VenusKardia Medical Spa 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.