At Nurtur the Salon, recently honored by Salon Today as a member of its 2010 Salon Today 200, patrons can acquire quality beautification services from an Aveda-trained staff skilled in spiffing up skin and nails. Nurtur's pampering professionals provide helpful services amid a striking atmosphere that features sleek furnishing and soothing tones. Each patron will receive a spa package that includes an essential manicure ($25) and essential pedicure ($40), which utilize intensive hydrating masques, essential oils, and only minimal bacon grease. Customers can also choose from one of three 15-minute facials: the Glow facial ($35) uses a plant-based exfoliating peel to eradicate fine lines and wrinkles, the Brighten facial ($25) diminishes dark spots and discoloration, and the Restore facial ($35) reverses the jabs of Father Time with its anti-aging treatment that lifts and firms skin. Additionally, a 10-minute chair massage ($15) smoothes out muscle knots and limbers up bodies for strenuous flying-squirrel photo shoots atop the jungle canopies of Columbus.
Jevona Bailey spent a year living in Hawaii, honing her massage skills and studying various modalities. Now, she shares those skills with clients at Relaxing Now Massage, a healing studio located in the heart of Columbus. When clients first enter, they’re given an intake form where they can list particularly stiff or painful areas of the body. This form helps Jevona to customize a treatment that targets these areas for the best possible pain relief. Treatment options include Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage, as well as sugar or salt glow to enhance the skin.
Before Karrie-Ann Kubatko, PhD became a professor at the Ohio State University, she was a chemist who worked with pigments designed for use in micropigmentation. She learned about both cosmetic and medical applications of pigments, mastering techniques used to accentuate facial features with color as well as methods for repigmentation of areolas and cleft lips. Her extensive education and research manifested into a simple goal: making women’s lives easier.
Karrie-Ann dreamed of waking up every morning with a face that was already made up, and figured other women probably felt the same. She puts her experience to practical use at Kalila, a beauty clinic specializing in permanent makeup. Clients commission treatments that enhance eyes, brows, and lips with organic pigments instead of intangible rainbows. Because Karrie-Ann recognizes the process is a commitment, the cost of each treatment also includes an initial consultation and one or two follow-up sessions to make any necessary adjustments.
To cut even more time off women’s beauty routines, Karrie-Ann performs mesotherapy, a facial treatment that improves skin’s appearance by lightly piercing skin with fine needles. By causing controlled injury to the skin, the treatments activate skin’s natural healing process. This encourages the production of collagen, which can fill shallow imperfections such as fine lines or scars caused by acne, chickenpox, or sandpaper pillowcases.
The technicians at A New Day Body Wrap and Spray Tan Spa slim waistlines and tighten untaught skin with sea-inspired body wraps. To begin each session, techs wrap bodies with strips of cotton and elastic cloth. Each strip is soaked in one of the spa’s special formulations, such as a weight-loss promoting aloe-herbal mix. To enhance each partial- or full-body wrap, the spa also offers a seaweed-clay mask, which tightens skin in highly visible areas, such as those two strange holes where Frankenstein bolts used to be.
Patrons of Open Sky Day Spa enjoy masterful muscle molding at the hands of an experienced, licensed staff of relaxation physicists. You can opt for a 60-minute Swedish massage that utilizes light- to medium-pressured techniques to provide the most popular type of knead. It uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve physical tension, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. On the other hand, a 60-minute deep-tissue massage targets specific stress areas and uses focused pressure to relieve pain, realign the body, smooth out knots, and shoo out burrowed gophers.
Stylist Jennifer Deighan has honed her craft both at home and internationally, seeking out training opportunities in locales as diverse as Cleveland, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Jennifer's specialties include multidimensional color, curly hair, waxing, and of-the-moment cutting techniques.