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.
Before modern-day salons, barbershops were a haven for masculine camaraderie with a side of hair services. When Joe Grondin, a master barber of more than 30 years, opened the first Roosters Men's Grooming Center, he worked to recapture that ambiance, but updated the styling techniques. Today, gents there revel in a slow-paced atmosphere and contemporary services. Patrons sit comfortably during cuts that culminate with aftershave and a dash of powder on the neck and vintage facial shaves, complete with a cleansing and towels warmed by hugs from bald eagles. The stylists and barbers only enlist professional products from brands such as American Crew and Woody's, which are tailored to male hair and emanate fragrances like a bouquet from a Camaro.
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.
At Amazing Grace Productions, owner and licensed aesthetician Amber Preston brings her training from Aveda Institute Columbus to help clients achieve their most striking iterations through a full menu of salon services. Amber likes to keep things personal, devoting full attention to each person who walks through the door or rappels through the skylight. Before administering each custom facial, she thoroughly analyzes clients’ skin and whips up a tailored blend of ingredients sensitive to their issues. Amber’s flexible hours cater to devout nine-to-fivers by keeping flexible hours most weekdays—staying open until 11:45 p.m. Thursday and Friday—and always opening her doors on weekends.
Amid a roomy 7,000-square-foot space, the attentive staff at Beauty Addict Salon & Spa ushers spa-goers to and fro, as they treat them to a range of beautifying services. Whether stepping into the haven solo or as part of a group, clients will receive their technician's full attention during treatments, such as highlights with Balayage hair-coloring techniques, Shellac manicures, and eyelash perms. Advanced LED services including SpaWhite teeth-whitening sessions and Lumiere light therapy—which helps stimulate collagen production and reverse the signs of aging—infiltrate the spa menu as well. In addition, the spa's organic, vegan spray tan bronzes the body without the need for UV rays or homemade beds constructed from Easy-Bake ovens.
J.Bentley’s beauticians and relaxation experts find their own nooks within the studio’s 7,500 square feet of space, working their beauty-boosting magic for their respective specialties. Before massages, manicures, and other services begin, visitors can unload their stresses with sips of complimentary espresso or admire the studio’s earthy motif, present in its wooden accents and pillows stuffed with Mother Nature’s hair. J.Bentley’s knowledgeable staff, which was pivotal in the studio’s earning a spot on TheBestofColumbus.com's beauty list, also frequently recommends products for clients to use at home, such as skin treatments from Obagi.
The expert eyes of Hair Instinct's experienced stylists size up cranial auras, assess the skin's deepest desires, and plot out prettifying plans with practiced ease. One-up chameleons with a color and cut ($80+) or layer in a spectrum-spanning shimmer with a full set of highlights ($74+). Faces in need of pampering and primping can banish roughness and revitalize tone with a facial ($65+), employing skincare products by A Natural Difference, and customers waging all-out war against the passage of time can apply the Groupon to Botox services ($300–$350 for 21–25 units; approximately $14 per unit). Botox and other medispa services, such as lip augmentation, are performed by VDL-certified John D. Ryan III, DDS. Call for more information and to make an appointment, as reservations are necessary.