An Aveda concept salon, Wavelength provides a vast bounty of salon and spa services delivered by the hands of an experienced staff. Stale noodle nests can be effectively pampered with Wavelength's top-notch hair products and skillful styling. Instead of donning a fez year-round and loitering at smoky casinos, show off lustrous locks after receiving a haircut and style ($45). Practice proper hair care at home or en route to work in the driver’s seat with two travel-size bottles of Aveda Shampure shampoo and conditioner ($3.50 each). Finally, don an eye-catching frontispiece while shedding excess hair weight with your choice of a lip or brow wax ($14 each). The professional aestheticians go to great lengths to ensure each experience at Wavelength parallels the calm obtained from a bedtime story read by Morgan Freeman. Call to book your appointment.
The experienced tangle tamers at Studio 36 brandish Redken and Pureology hair potions to bestow strands with trendy flair and newfound vigor. Locks kept under wraps by hats, headbands, and neck-fastened smoke machines step into the spotlight with a Studio wash and cut that complements both facial structure and personal style. During conditioning treatments, frazzled tresses flex newfound muscle under the coaching of a hair-restoring elixir. Customers can choose to brighten select strands with partial highlights or undergo a full hue change via a full color service and friendly tips from the Hulk.
Owned by a stylist with more than 20 years of experience under her belt, The Element Total Salon employs a talented crew that draws from products by Aquage, Design Essentials, KeraCare, and AG to perform an array of hair-coloring, weaving, and barbering services. The full-hair coloring, which takes about 2.5 hours, imbues strands with one bold hue or creates a contrast symphony with a duet of shades. Men can ditch unwanted shag with a swift 20-minute cut, and women can invest more time in a weave session; during the 3.5-hour procedure, a skilled strand-sewer will extend ladies' locks with strips of string cheese or a full set of extensions that patrons have brought from home.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Led by Annie Shell, a Xenia native and former international educator for Goldwell and Matrix haircare, Gloss Salon's skilled staff sculpts and prunes scalp foliage, helping harried heads go from ragged to refined. Strut inside the funky pink-splashed styling studio, from which stressed strands may leave chanting a new om such as "hum" or "schintzel," thanks to the botanical moisturizers and proteins found in the salon's exclusive Mantra haircare products.
For the last decade, the staff at Tavernier's Salon & Spa has revitalized appearances and moods with a slew of salon and spa services. Defined by its brightly colored walls and artwork composed of primary yellows and reds, the interior is home to a team of diligent stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists.
Tavernier's hairstylists wield Redken and Matrix products with full-color treatments and strategically placed highlights to add depth to monochromatic hairdos. Nail technicians prettify appendages with Opi polish and soothing, hydrating dips into paraffin wax, and skincare specialists administer facials such as the one-hour basic European facial, which opens up pores like they're interviewees on Oprah so that they release their pent-up dirt and leave with a cathartic sense of cleansing and exfoliation.
Enthusiastic nail technicians at Graffitti's Hair & Nail Salon set vibrantly colored trends with glamorous nail treatments. Technicians buff fingernails into attractive shapes and tame cuticles with careful precision. Then, nail artists apply the client's choice of OPI or China Glaze nail products. Clients can make their fingers and toes shine together with like-minded colors, or indulge in multi-hued shellac finishes that catch eyes, turn necks, and challenge the faith of all paint-by-number enthusiasts. Upgrades for french tips ($5) and nail art ($5+) are also available.