Tan Pro USA has been compensating for the less-than-ideal latitudinal coordinates of Ohio since 1998. It was then that they opened their first tanning outpost furnished with 30 UV beds, and they have since expanded operations to 43 stores throughout the state. They stock each location with ample tanning units, rendering appointments an archaic formality equivalent to gifting a sheep to your defense lawyer. After customers stroll in, they can slide into an Ergoline 1100, which boasts four ultra-performance facial tanners and two high-pressure shoulder tanners. Staffers advise which lotions enhance traditional tanning results along with explaining the benefits of the UV-free VersaSpa spray-tan booths. Harnessing infrared heat, VersaSpa booths impart a glow to entire physiques or targeted trouble areas, such as the inside of the armpits.
Stylist Karen Gary specializes in natural hair, but her expertise didn't come to her overnight. Karen was getting better and better at shaving close crops, she recalls, "but when clients wanted to grow their hair long, [I] came up short." Strands became brittle from overzealous processing, and they would often snap off between appointments. The problem was Karen's salon products, which seemed designed to test hair's limits at the expense of its health.
And so, Karen learned to change her ways. She focused her attention on more natural processing methods, expanding her education until she became an expert in healthy, natural hair. Today, she's happy to share that expertise with others during styling sessions and complimentary workshops. Stop in for a shampoo or a style, and you'll see firsthand how Karen has transformed Synergi Salon into a temple of natural hair by banning harmful chemicals and dark spells from her treatments.
Essence of Tranquility’s massage therapists rely on an integrated, multimodal approach that targets each client’s unique therapeutic needs. Though they specialize in relaxing, Swedish strokes and firm, deep-tissue pressures, they can also assuage the aches of expectant mothers and bewildered fathers with prenatal massage techniques. Rather than focus solely on muscles, the therapists also tend to joints and connective tissue with sports massages and Rossiter stretching sessions that enable clients to turn around and sniff the aromatherapy oils on their backs. Other soothing add-ons include paraffin wax and stress-melting hot stones, both of which can be enjoyed in house or during an outcall massage.:m]]
Some time ago, a martial-arts teacher bestowed the values and methods of Eastern healing practices on Chris Aul, the founder of Columbus Acupuncture & Wellness Center. Chris, who struggled with illness in his younger years, called upon the lessons learned during those days in China to eventually become a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist. Today, he utilizes this knowledge as he rebalances clients with acupuncture techniques. He also dispenses nutritional advice designed to aid in recovery, support ongoing wellness, and discourage the consumption of icky-tasting, yellow Lego blocks.
Skin Oasis Boutique Skin Spa takes a holistic, individualized approach to skincare. Skincare specialists draw up unique treatment plans for each client based on skin type and specific concerns. Each session shares a set of common goals: to slow down signs of aging, repair skin damage at a cellular level, and minimize inflammation. This might happen through the spa's customized facial, advanced chemical peel, or collagen-induction therapy treatment. Skin Oasis sees no reason to stop with radiant skin, either. Makeup applications, spray tans, lash perms, and permanent makeup are also available.
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.